Auto & Motoring

The Springfield Central Park ‘n’ Ride has received worldwide recognition in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Global Best Project Awards.

Springfield Central Park ‘n’ Ride wins global design award 

Daniel Bouwmeester December 20, 2023 2 min read

The Springfield Central Park ‘n’ Ride has received worldwide recognition in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Global Best Project Awards. This year, US magazine ENR honoured 31 winning projects from 23 countries in the awards. The awards panel selected the winners based on quality, innovation and safety, teamwork, collaboration, and benefits to local communities. Springfield Central…

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The newly widened Centenary Motorway Exit 32 off-ramp, connecting to the Springfield Greenbank Arterial, opened to the public yesterday.

Centenary off-ramp reopens

Daniel Bouwmeester December 12, 2023 3 min read

Work is now complete on the widening of the Centenary Motorway Exit 32 off-ramp, which connects the motorway southbound to the Springfield Greenbank Arterial. Existing off-ramp lanes were doubled from two to four lanes. The exit was reopened to the public at 5am yesterday, Monday, December 11. Focus will now turn to removing the Main…

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Springfield residents have been diligently reporting potholes and other public safety issues in seconds thanks to apps like Snap Send Solve.

Potholes… there’s an app for that

Daniel Bouwmeester December 10, 2023 3 min read

Residents have been diligently reporting potholes and other public safety issues in a matter of seconds, thanks to some handy digital tools. For council property maintenance issues, including deteriorating footpaths or overgrown foliage, the Ipswich City Council offers a plethora of services to customers wishing to make a complaint, including by phone and via the…

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A big drive ahead for men’s health: Golf Day, Car Show, Long Walk, Movember

Daniel Bouwmeester July 13, 2023 3 min read

by Springfield Mo-Men After an incredibly successful 2022 raising over $100,000 for Movember Foundation Australia, 2023 is shaping up to be even bigger. In June, we celebrated International Men’s Health Week (June 14-20), with the theme of forming ‘Healthy Habits’ – checking on your mates, connecting, having conversations, and getting that yearly check up. On…

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Ipswich City Council launched a six-month e-scooter trial last week, providing Springfield residents convenient personal transport access.

Wheels in motion for e-scooter trial

Daniel Bouwmeester July 12, 2023 5 min read

Ipswich City Council launched its six-month e-scooter trial over the weekend – allowing Springfield residents access to convenient personal transportation. The distinctive purple e-scooters require a smartphone and can be found at designated parking hubs and along footpaths in Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes, and Spring Mountain. Initially scheduled for May, the trial will now run…

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Ipswich City Council announced yesterday that the next phases of the Springfield Parkway-Springfield Greenbank Arterial road duplication have been fast-tracked.

Springfield roadworks moving into the fast lane

Daniel Bouwmeester July 4, 2023 3 min read

Ipswich City Council announced yesterday that the next phases of the Springfield Parkway-Springfield Greenbank Arterial road duplication have been fast-tracked – with traffic changes already in effect since last Thursday. Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Teresa Harding said the upgrade from two to four lanes would now be completed some eight weeks earlier than…

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Off-ramp upgrade on track

Daniel Bouwmeester April 5, 2023 2 min read

Work is now well underway on the widening of the Exit 32 off-ramp, which connects the Centenary Motorway southbound to the Springfield Greenbank Arterial. The existing off-ramp lanes will be doubled from two to four lanes, and the current roundabout will be upgraded into a major intersection. $6.5 million in has been committed by the…

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It’s a slow road to a better, safer city: 2022-2023 Council budget

Daniel Bouwmeester August 30, 2022 4 min read

Ipswich City Council will spend tens of millions of dollars over the coming months partly widening Springfield’s most congested roads and shoring up public amenity safety. In an effort to keep up with the region’s burgeoning population, Council announced in March last year a multi-stage strategy – known as the Major Road Duplication Project –…

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Car lovers revved up about men’s health

Daniel Bouwmeester August 22, 2022 5 min read

Organisers of the upcoming Father’s Day car show event are hoping it gives men’s health awareness some much-needed traction. Local Movember spin-off group the “MO-tor Men” is partnering with Orion Springfield Central for a day full of cars, live music, food stalls, raffles, a silent auction, and more, on Sunday, 4 September, beginning at 10am….

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Bus service expands coverage for Indigenous students

Daniel Bouwmeester August 9, 2022 2 min read

RiverCity Bus Service has added a new route to its school pick-up and drop-off schedule, giving students better access to Hymba Yumba Independent School.

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