Mayor sells Ipswich to Thailand
RENEWABLE energy and leading business and industry parks were inspected by Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale during a recent visit to Thailand.
At the invitation of the Thai Ambassador in Canberra and in his role as patron of the Queensland Thai Business Partnership, Cr Pisasale said he joined the delegation to sell the benefits of Ipswich as a place to invest.
“Ipswich has 43% of available industrial land in south-east Queensland,” Cr Pisasale said.
“We must attract more job-generating business and clean industry to our city.
"Building strong partnerships with global companies will bring benefits to both Australia and Thailand.
“Our children are depending on us to create the jobs of tomorrow, so it is critical that we encourage significant investment in job-creating industries in the western corridor.
“We all know that population growth is maintaining a steady pace, and if we are to have jobs close to where people live, we must attract new business investment.”
Cr Pisasale said the business delegation was led by Ambassador Kriangsak Kittichaisaree from the Thai Embassy in Canberra, president of the Queensland Thai Business Partnership Wayne Myers and included a courtesy visit with the prime minister of Thailand, Abhisit Vejjajiva.
“In four days the delegation inspected a diverse range of green energy companies which manufacture solar cells, renewable energy, automotive and building products,” he said.
“Meetings were also held with government officials involved with renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment.”
Until late April, Cr Pisasale – dubbed the Mayor of Everywhere by a British radio station he occasionally appears on – had fulfilled 15 speaking engagements.
He has spoken everywhere from Darwin to Tasmania.