Known as the “never never” project, the mission to revitalise the Ipswich CBD “ghost town” has taken more than 10 years of false starts and left Ipswich ratepayers out of pocket by $78 million.
Now the multi-million-dollar redevelopment of the city’s business district has finally progressed, bringing confidence back to a community devastated by council corruption.
It has been almost three years since the former Ipswich City Council was sacked and rebuilding trust has been the new mayor’s top priority.
Local businesses say more has been done for the CBD in the past 18 months than the former council managed in years and there is hope a new era of success is coming.
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