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Ipswich City Council is Premier’s Standout Performer posted on the 11th April 2014

Need another good reason to investment in Ipswich in 2014, read the following article recently published by the Queensland Times (QT, APN Newsdesk).

Premier Campbell Newman has pointed to Ipswich City Council as a standout performer in its determination to get the local economy moving forward and creating jobs through economic development.

Council is Premier’s Standout Performer

QT, Adam Davies
24 March 2014

GF-Blog-Campbell-NewmanWELL DONE: Premier Campbell Newman has laudedĀ the
determination of Ipswich City Council to get on with the job.
Mara Pattison-Sowden

As he marks the second anniversary of his government, Premier Campbell Newman has pointed to Ipswich City Council as a standout performer in its determination to get the local economy moving forward and creating jobs through economic development.

He said the area would continue to become a vitally important region in the bigger south-east Queensland picture over the coming years.

This week it has been two years since the Liberal National Party swept into power and in doing so registered the biggest win in Australian political history.

Mr Newman, talking exclusively to APN Newsdesk, said the government had done everything it said it would do since winning office.

“We have got the economy going, created jobs and also reformed government so it is the best performing State Government,” Mr Newman said.

“Queensland’s economy is now outperforming other states.

“We are the lead economy nationally and all sorts of statistics support that. Queenslanders can be very excited that this will be the engine room of the nation.”

However, Mr Newman said much of the economic growth and development across the region could be put down to the strong and excellent leadership of the Ipswich City Council.

He particularly praised the city’s charismatic Mayor, Paul Pisasale, for being an unwavering champion for the region.

“We think the council in Ipswich is showing the sort of leadership and enthusiasm to take the region forward,” he said.

“As a State Government our philosophy is to create a framework of government and economic development across the state and we expect councils to get on and do their local jobs.

“The Ipswich Council is a standout in trying to get the economy going and creating jobs themselves.

“Paul Pisasale has been a very effective mayor in promoting his community, to get jobs and economic development in his local government area.

“He is one of the standout performers in the economic development space.”

Cr Pisasale said growing jobs and developing the Ipswich economy had been a vital goal for him and the council for years.

“We’ve attracted a lot of industry to Ipswich,” the Mayor said.

“And there’s major announcements to come yet.”

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Written by Sonia Woolley