RETAIL, FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT & CIVIC
The new retail precinct will be a shopper’s destination with a range of specialty retailers, fashion, lifestyle and flagship stores. Spread over two levels, the new retail precinct is just a few steps from convenient transport options.
Throughout the mall, a range of food and dining outlets will keep your tastebuds tingling day and night. Along with fresh food, cafes, restaurants and a food market, the Bell Street Link will be transformed into a fun and funky bar strip, including the restored Murphy’s Pub.
An exciting entertainment precinct will be created at the top of Nicholas Street which is planned to include a new-look cinema complex.
The civic precinct, at the lower end of Nicholas St, is a large community space overlooking the Bremer River. Home to a state-of-the-art library, new Ipswich City Council building and leafy, green spaces to catch up with friends, relax under a tree, enjoy a free concert and romp with the kids. With a unique water play area, giant digital screens and room for large outdoor concerts, the Ipswich Central Civic Space will be a popular live entertainment venue.
Cooling water features, shaded seating areas and subtropical plants will breathe new life into the centre of Ipswich with nearly 15,000m2 devoted to community space, including a state of the art new City Library, and the new Council administration building.
A destination for shoppers with a range of fashion and lifestyle stores extending the range already on offer across Ipswich. The shopping hub will connect with more than 1,100 car parking spaces, the train station and River Heart Parklands.
Footpath and al fresco bars, cafes and restaurants offering a variety of dining options from take-away to silver service. Ipswich’s proud history will be reflected in the iconic Murphy’s Pub which is being restored to its former 1910 glory, even adopting its original moniker – The Commercial Hotel
A variety of family friendly entertainment options await with a variety of food and dining possibilities.