Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Plans Progress at Woollen Mills

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Plans Progress at Woollen Mills

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IMAGINE eating dinner inside one of Ipswich's most historic buildings alongside 2000 other people admiring walls covered in street art and listening to the musical talents of a local artist.

Your invitation could soon be in the mail if the council can push forward with their plans to rejuvenate the North Ipswich Woollen Mills.

With a federal election only a couple of years away the council is courting both sides of politics in a bid to secure enough funding to create a one-of-a-kind arts precinct.

The dinner is just one idea to draw more attention to the area as the council works on concept designs for its funding submission to the Federal Government.

On Wednesday former Labor Arts Minister Tony Burke MP visited the much discussed Woollen Mills at the request of Blair MP Shayne Neumann.

Mr Neumann is determined to secure federal funding, in partnership with the council, and hoped giving the potential future arts minister a private tour would help. …

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