A thriving new retail, dining and entertainment hub in the heart of the Ipswich CBD

Nicholas St is a visionary new entertainment, dining and retail zone in the heart of the City of Ipswich, one of Australia’s fastest-growing regional cities. Nicholas St forms the core of the broader Ipswich Central redevelopment currently revitalising the Ipswich CBD.

The redevelopment will realise a new council administration building featuring a state-of-the-art children’s library, stand-alone public library and information centre, major entertainment plaza and over 14,500sqm of landscaped public space.

Located just 40 minutes from Brisbane, Nicholas St enjoys access to an immediate trade area of over 215,000 residents, ample transport connections and a booming $9.4 billion local economy.

The new Ipswich Central Library and civic plaza are set to open in October 2020, with completion of the new dining and retail precincts anticipated by mid-2021.

The new precinct features:

Eats Ipswich Central will become the ‘go-to’ destination for a mix of retail experiences in the Ipswich area. Available in sizes ranging from 120sqm to 450sqm. 

Venue Ipswich Central will provide the Ipswich community with an exciting entertainment, recreation and leisure destination providing fun for the whole family.

Metro Ipswich Central will provide retail and dining tenancies across two levels, connecting Nicholas St with Bell Street. Tenancies range from 25sqm to 1,200sqm.

Ranked as one of Australia’s fastest-emerging 21st Century cities.

Population growth rates of 3.5% per annum over the last ten years.

Current population over 215,000 people (as at late 2018).

Urbis estimates up to 395,000 people will live in Ipswich by 2036.

Envisioned to become the urban heart of a revitalised Ipswich, Nicholas St is a revolutionary new retail mixed-use zone, serving up a world-class offering that will breathe new life into the region.

The largest transformation to be undertaken in the Ipswich CBD in over three decades, the project will see Nicholas St become a highly sought-after retail destination and put Ipswich squarely on the map.

World-renowned Australian architects Buchan have designed an engaging masterplan that will support high rates of foot traffic critical to successful retail trade.

Tourists, shoppers, residents, and diners alike will enjoy a tree-lined, pedestrian orientated high street featuring unique retailers, restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues.


Thoughtful placemaking initiatives such as iconic public art, an extensive façade illumination, and fine-grained laneway experiences, coupled with simple public amenity such as shading, ample seating, water features and free public Wi-Fi will create an enduring ‘sense of place’ for both visitors and regular user-groups.

Regularly programmed activations and small grassroots activities, through to major cultural and music events in the adjacent 3,000-capacity public piazza, will also ensure Nicholas St becomes the most desired recreation destination in the future Ipswich CBD.

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