Ipswich City Council

Council of Mayors | South East Queensland

Ipswich City Council


As Queensland’s oldest provincial city, Ipswich has a rich history. It is renowned for its architectural, natural and cultural heritage. Ipswich proudly preserves and still operates from many of its historical buildings and homes, with more than 6,000 heritage-listed sites. Ipswich also has a range of charming townships within the western rural areas of the city, each with its own legitimate claims of historical significance.

Ipswich is an exciting place to live, work, invest and visit. Education plays an important role in the local economy with two universities and a wide choice of private and state government schools.

Ipswich offers all the modern facilities and attractions of a progressive city. Attractions include the Ipswich Art Gallery, the Workshops Rail Museum, steam trains, wineries, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, shopping centres and more than 500 parks.

Ipswich is alive and leading the way in tourism, sport, industry, technology, education and residential development.

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Interim Administrator Greg Chemello

Interim Administrator Greg Chemello

Greg has some 35 years’ professional and management experience; the last two decades in leadership roles within public and private sector organisations undergoing significant change. His professional experience is generally in the property and development sectors through senior professional, management and leadership roles with both property asset owners and advisory/consulting businesses and organisations.

In addition to roles involved with delivery of developments and capital works, Greg has extensive business management experience having undertaken Director / General Manager / Senior Executive roles for a number of private companies and public sector organisations. Greg has developed considerable expertise in areas such as strategic planning, governance, change management, commercial negotiation and stakeholder management and communication.

Greg’s most recent role as General Manager of Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) involved leading EDQ’s land use and infrastructure planning, community consultation and property development teams to facilitate economic and community development opportunities on sites across the State.