Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

'Interest' in CBD Space; City Project Now Views the River

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

'Interest' in CBD Space; City Project Now Views the River

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Byline: Hayden Johnson hayden.johnson@qt.com.au

A LINK between Riverlink and Ipswich's premier food and entertainment precinct would be similar to that between Brisbane and Southbank, Councillor Paul Tully said.

Demolition works on the old Woolworths building at Ipswich Central is on schedule to be finished by the end of this week.

The 3332sq m grocery store was removed as part of the $150 million Ipswich Central redevelopment of the city centre.

Ipswich City Properties Chair Paul Tully said the former Woolworths site would be transformed into a civic entertainment and a variety of open social zones, key features in Ipswich's most extensive redevelopment of the city centre in more than 30 years.

"More than 200 tonnes of rubble has been removed from the eight-hectare site to facilitate the planned redevelopment," he said.

"Waterproofing work is also now under way at mall level along with the removal of the old Woolworths loading dock.

"Work is progressing well and Ipswich Central now has a view of the river. …

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