OPINION: Public service has a ready made new Ipswich centre

SO we now know the council is planning to move out of its current administration centre in the next few years.

If you have visited the centre recently that news would come as no great surprise.

The building, with the giant hole in the middle, is out of date and no doubt inefficient for any major organisation such as the council.

While it is below par for a company with 600 plus employees it is still more than suitable for a smaller organisation looking to relocate.

And that is the message that our local state members, Jennifer Howard and Jim Madden, need to personally deliver to the premier.

Palaszczuk went on record earlier this year saying she'd look at the idea of relocating another public service department to Ipswich.

With the choking traffic conditions on roads leading into the city getting worse by the day it makes great sense to push public servants out of the CBD and in to a nearby region.

The wheels of the government move slowly so the sooner we can get some momentum behind this opportunity the better is the chance it may happen.

Both Howard and Madden have revealed they are keen to see a second public service department relocated here.

Now we need them to make it happen.

The question they will be asked before the next election is what did they do for Ipswich during the past three years.

It won't be good enough for them just to say I went to 500 events and shook hands.



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