Nicholas St update: Library takes shape inside and out

The new Ipswich Central Library continues to head toward completion with crews this week focusing their efforts on both the inside and outside of the new building. Inside, crews are…

Nicholas St update: More than 250 workers now onsite

The number of workers onsite across the Nicholas St redevelopment swelled to 255 last week as more interior works on the new library, civic plaza and council administration building continued.…

Nicholas St update: Roof goes on civic plaza pavilion

Roofing for a second shade pavilion in the new civic plaza of the Nicholas St, Ipswich Central precinct has been installed. Work is underway on the installation of the plaza…

Council approves Ipswich Central redevelopment plans featuring cinemas and go karting track

Ipswich City Council has approved a development application to enable the key retail, entertainment and commercial precinct of the Nicholas St, Ipswich Central redevelopment. Council has signed off on a…

Nicholas St update: Watch redevelopment take shape before your eyes

A new time-lapse video has been released showing the remarkable progress made across the $250 million Nicholas St redevelopment since the start of this year. The short clip begins by…

Key development set to transform Ipswich CBD

A first class health precinct in Ipswich’s CBD is taking shape, as construction on the development linking Bell and East streets powers ahead. The Helmsman Invest development, dubbed 11 Bell…

Nicholas St update: Concreting for water play area completed

Concreting for the zero depth water play area in the new Nicholas St precinct civic plaza has been completed. Work is continuing on the installation of pavers and planter walls…

Nicholas St update: Plenty of activity across redevelopment site

Crews working on the Nicholas St redevelopment focused on concreting the floor on level three of the council administration building in the past week. The wall and ceiling frames in…

Nicholas St update: Redevelopment workforce reaches new heights

The number of workers onsite across the Nicholas St redevelopment in Ipswich Central has reached its highest mark yet. There are currently 210 people working to deliver the new Ipswich…

Nicholas St update: External glass installed for new library

The installation of external glass for the new Ipswich Library in the Nicholas St precinct is all but complete. Crews on the Nicholas St redevelopment continue to make good progress…

Nicholas St update: Workers doing their bit to stop spread of COVID-19

Workers on the Nicholas St redevelopment are doing their bit to help minimise the spread of COVID-19, embracing social distancing across the site. There are currently 160 workers across the…

Nicholas St update: Admin building focus shifts to level one

The new Ipswich City Council administration building in the Nicholas St precinct in Ipswich Central continues to take shape with concreting for the ground floor now complete. Crews continue to…

Nicholas St update: Library look emerges, water play area pipes installed

The distinctive rounded roof line of the new Ipswich Library being built as part of the Nicholas St redevelopment is beginning to emerge. In recent weeks crews have been working…

Nicholas St update: Initial works start on water feature

Initial works associated with the new zero depth water feature in the Nicholas St redevelopment are under way. The feature is a part of the Civic Plaza being constructed, with…

CBD transformation to ‘breathe new life into music scene’

Local musician Dee Bradbery is excited about what the Nicholas St redevelopment will do for the Ipswich arts scene. The singer-songwriter behind Wild Eyed Wonder is one of several local artists…

Nicholas St update: Rain delays as new building core continues to climb

It’s been a wet week for crews working on the Nicholas St redevelopment in Ipswich Central. About 120 people are currently working on site. In the past week or so,…

Nicholas St update: Steel frame for new library taking shape

The core of the new Ipswich City Council administration building being built as part of the Nicholas St redevelopment has climbed to level two this week. There are about 100…

Nicholas St update: Core of administration building reaches new heights

It has been a busy start to the year for crews on the Nicholas St redevelopment as work ramps up following the holiday period. About 100 workers are currently on…

What’s next for century-old Commonwealth Hotel

Ipswich City Council is seeking a principal contractor for reconstruction of the Commonwealth Hotel, also known as Murphy’s Town Pub. The historic drinking spot will be restored to its former…

Timeline for Ipswich CBD’s Nicholas St redevelopment

The New Year will signal the start of significant work on the Nicholas St redevelopment. The first stage was completed in time for Christmas, with the paving, seating and landscaping…

Retail precinct will benefit Ipswich community for years to come

Ipswich City Council has made a decision on the retail precinct of the Nicholas Street redevelopment which will benefit the community for years to come. Interim Administrator Greg Chemello spelled…

Australia Post CEO outlines plans for Ipswich

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Australia Post, Christine Holgate, has outlined her commitment to keep Australia Post services within the Ipswich CBD during a visit to the city.…

The fences are down and Nicholas Street is officially open for business

Nicholas Street is officially open for business. The first visible part of the $150 million Ipswich CBD redevelopment has been completed and is now accessible to the public. The remaining…

New cinema complex and indoor go kart track part of plans for Ipswich CBD redevelopment

Ipswich City Council’s $150 million Nicholas Street redevelopment is set to include a new cinema complex and an indoor go kart track. Council’s development application lodged this week focuses on land at…

Nicholas St update: Paving the way for reinstated road

The reinstated Nicholas Street continues to edge closer to completion with workers on the redevelopment focusing on road paving this week. It comes on the back of the installation of…

New contract to provide retail and entertainment premises in Nicholas Street precinct

Ipswich City Council is set to sign a $40 million contract with Hutchinson Builders to reconstruct the retail, entertainment and commercial premises of the Nicholas St, Ipswich Central redevelopment. The…

Nicholas St update: Let there be light…in the trees

The year might be winding down but the workforce on the Nicholas St redevelopment continues to wind up, with 105 people now working across the site. This week, the focus…

Nicholas St update: Core of admin building continues to rise

Large areas of Nicholas Street in the Ipswich CBD have now been paved as efforts to turn it into a low-speed, one-way street continue. The work is part of the…

Nicholas St update: Core of new council administration building takes shape

The number of workers on site for the Nicholas St redevelopment continues to climb, rising to 75 in the past week. Crews working on the civic plaza part of the…

Ipswich Central Update October 2019

Work is well underway on the Ipswich Central update, with the following items ticked off the list as at end October 2019: The concrete base for the future roadway, kerbs…

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