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North Ipswich Railyards Vision Plan

The development of the Vision Plan for the precinct was identified as one of the outcomes of the Ipswich Regional Centre Strategy, launched in 2008, identifying the Ipswich rail yards as “ a key site in the revitalization of the Ipswich City Centre and…. a key catalyst project, presenting a truly outstanding opportunity to create a regionally significant precinct, in close proximity to Ipswich City Centre”. (The Ipswich Regional Centre Strategy, February 2008).

The Brisbane City and Hinterland Regional Tourism Investment and Infrastructure Plan 2008-2018 (RTIIP) also recognises the Ipswich Rail Yards site as a key tourism opportunity, identifying it as one of nine catalyst investment projects which supports sustainable development of tourism in the broader Brisbane region, up to 2018.

The purpose of the Plan is to provide a vision and staged framework for the potential redevelopment of the rail yards’ precinct into a distinctive world class heritage and tourism destination of both regional and national significance. The Plan acknowledges the requirement to be flexible in nature and subject to future operational requirements of current owners; Queensland Rail and Queensland Museum.

This project was made possible with the generous support of the following organisations which is greatly acknowledged:

  • Queensland Museum/The Workshops Rail Museum (Project Manager)
  • Brisbane Marketing with the assistance of Tourism Queensland
  • Queensland Rail
  • Australian Government via the TQUAL program
  • Ipswich City Council

All enquiries regarding the Vision Plan should be directed to the Director, The Workshops Rail Museum
via our Contact Us page.

North Ipswich Railyards Vision Plan