You need only venture 40 minutes from Brisbane to discover Queensland’s time-honoured heritage region. Ipswich is packed with surprising new adventures, where the open road leads to beautiful countryside and historic homes. Ipswich is very much a Defence-friendly, vibrant and supportive town. Ipswich residents enjoy the town's proximity to the Gold Coast - only a one hour drive from theme parks!
Suburbs of Ipswich
Ipswich is a city located in south east Queensland. Brisbane is located to the east of Ipswich, and the agricultural areas of the Fassifern Valley and Lockyer are located to the west. The city of Ipswich is located on the national road network making is easy to reach a number of major destinations. From Ipswich, you can reach Brisbane in 40 minutes and the Gold Coast in one hour. Popular suburbs include Springfield Lakes, Augustine Heights, Flinders View, Brassall and Yamanto.
QLD Public Holidays
Click here to see the public holidays observed in QLD during 2019.
Housing assistance review
The annual review of housing assistance for 2019 has been completed by the Department of Defence, with the new rates now published in Online Services. The annual review of service residence and rental allowance contributions involved assessing the national average rent for Defence houses in each rent band, which has resulted in contributions being recalculated based on actual rent changes.
Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Derek Cox said providing housing assistance to ADF members was a longstanding policy. "The annual review is undertaken to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with members on a 50/50 basis is met each year," Mr Cox said. "The rent band method offers transparency for calculating contribution increases based on actual rental increases rather than forecasts."
Member contributions for living-in accommodation will be adjusted in line with the September 2018 rents and utilities subcomponents of the consumer price index. Casual meal rates and the fortnightly meal contribution will also be reviewed to ensure any revised rates are based on the reasonable recovery of actual national average costs incurred by Defence in providing meals.
The new rates will be reflected in members' salaries in February 2019.
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Queens Park, The Workshops Rail Museum, Robelle Domain, Ipswich Art Gallery, Nerima Gardens, RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre, River Heart Parklands
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