The former councillor has spent the year-and-a-half after his dismissal contemplating running for another term in March.
The site is located about 550m from the Ipswich railway station and about 900m from Riverlink Shopping Centre.
Other businesses in the ‘village’ include a gym, a dog kennel, a youth dance studio and a service station.
The fire at the One Mile post office happened on Saturday morning.
Ipswich got close to 100mm over the weekend.
‘Ipswich has a strong history and an exciting future, if we can get the right leaders to take us there – I am one of those leaders.’
Two treadmills ran for 24-hours straight as part of the fundraising efforts.