Mayor gets down at launch
AS YOU might expect, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale's policy launch yesterday had a theatrical touch, a bit of drama and plenty of entertainment.
Ipswich singer Vivica Buttner delivered, perhaps unintentionally, a pertinent message with her version of '80s pop hit Making Your Mind Up.
The Mayor then reiterated the policies the QT published in Thursday's paper, focusing on his pledge to kerb and channel all urban streets within the next 20 years.
He also said the main Ipswich library would be relocated into the CBD as part of the $1 billion redevelopment of Ipswich City Square.
There were also some serious messages.
The mayor promised to implement all the recommendations of the flood inquiry and to introduce a natural disaster plan for the whole city.
He said Ipswich needed more funding for infrastructure from the state and federal governments to deal with the growth.
Cr Pisasale also delivered a message to developers on behalf of the council and the city: "If you work with us and the community, we'll treat you like a king. If you don't, we'll belt you."