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Pisasale name to be reinstated

Paul Pisasale arrives to the District Court in Brisbane, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. A Jury has found Pisasale, a former Ipswich Mayor, guilty of extortion.  (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING.

A bridge and road will remain named after disgraced former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale.

Councillor Paul Tully moved a motion at Thursday's Ipswich City Council meeting pushing for the name to be reinstated.

Five out of nine councillors voted in its favour.

It comes six months after council removed the name from the bridge in Springfield as well as the street in Yamanto.

Pisasale is in prison after pleading guilty to dozens of offences including fraud and official corruption.

Current mayor Teresa Harding voted against the motion.

"Personally I am very disappointed," she says.

"I think it's not a good outcome for our community."

Mayor Harding also expects the decision will upset locals.

"Part of this process was to approach the landowners on Pisasale Drive and every single landowner bar one did respond and all of them, all of them, want to change the name Pisasale Drive," she says.

"They stated it was an embarrassment."

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