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Women Empowerment & Leadership is a Springfield-based non-profit association committed to advocating for women's rights locally and globally.

Women Empowerment & Leadership: Community update, February 2024

Daniel Bouwmeester January 28, 2024 3 min read

Women Empowerment & Leadership (WEL) is a Springfield-based non-profit association committed to advocating for women’s rights globally and helping empower women to become leaders in society. We have helped evacuate around 600 Afghan refugees to Australia through Australia’s emergency evacuation process. WEL is led by founder and president Rita Anwari and vice president Pushpa Vaghela,…

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Local small and medium businesses can now apply for a share in $17 million to help them safely and responsibly adopt artificial intelligence.

Support for small business to adopt AI

Daniel Bouwmeester January 14, 2024 3 min read

Local small and medium businesses (SMEs) can now apply for a share in new funding to help them safely and responsibly adopt artificial intelligence. The federal government launched the $17 million Responsible Artificial Intelligence Adopt Program earlier this month. The program will involve the establishment of up to five so-called ‘AI Adopt Centres’ across Australia….

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Ipswich City Council renewed its six-month e-scooter trial in Springfield Central last week, allowing residents continued personal access.

Motion to continue e-scooter trial

Daniel Bouwmeester January 9, 2024 5 min read

Ipswich City Council renewed its six-month e-scooter trial in Springfield Central last week – allowing residents continued access to convenient personal transportation. Partnering with e-scooter hire company Beam Mobility, the six-month extended trial will continue to survey the benefits of shared electric micromobility vehicles. Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Teresa Harding said e-scooters had…

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Local realtor Beautique Realty is helping to calm anxious young ones with an original bedtime story about moving to a new home.

‘Moving’ book for moving home

Daniel Bouwmeester January 8, 2024 3 min read

A local realtor is helping to calm anxious young ones with her original bedtime story about moving to a new home. Beau Miller, the owner of real estate business Beautique Realty, in Augustine Heights, published a children’s story book in 2021 titled Little Red is Moving House. “At Beautique Realty, we believe that with an open…

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YMCA Springfield Lakes was full of Christmas spirit last month as staff and volunteers organised thousands of gifts for needy families.

YMCA Springfield’s Christmas drive a success

Daniel Bouwmeester January 3, 2024 3 min read

It was a frenzy of Christmas spirit at YMCA Springfield Lakes last month as staff and volunteers organised thousands of donated gifts for needy families and children. The 2023 YMCA Springfield Christmas Appeal involved collecting, sorting, and dating items, bundling hampers, and wrapping presents over a seven-day period. Centre Coordinator at YMCA Springfield Lakes, Alison…

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Construction of commercial site The Zones is now complete, with Springfield City Group announcing another development will follow suit.

The Zones of commercial interest

Daniel Bouwmeester December 27, 2023 2 min read

Construction of new commercial site The Zones is now complete, with Springfield City Group announcing another development will follow suit. The Zones, located along Success Circuit in Augustine Heights, features 22 strata-titled units for mixed use. These include retail, office, warehouses, and hybrid office-warehouse units – as well as a café and a gym. All…

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Popular pub Springlake Hotel has reopened after a multi-million dollar renovation, offering new spaces for indoor and outdoor entertainment.

Springlake Hotel reopens after $3 million reno

Daniel Bouwmeester December 25, 2023 3 min read

Popular Springfield Lakes pub Springlake Hotel has reopened following a multi-million dollar renovation, offering fresh new spaces for indoor and outdoor entertainment. The venue has undergone an extensive facelift to modernise its offering for patrons of all ages – with a focus on live entertainment, casual dining, and live sports, surrounded by natural bushland and…

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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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Four years ago, IGA Springfield Lakes joined forces with Two Butchers to provide fresh local produce... but it wasn't an immediate "yes".

Cut from the same cloth

Daniel Bouwmeester December 18, 2023 3 min read

Four years ago, IGA Springfield Lakes joined forces with Two Butchers to provide fresh local produce for their customers. The partnership between the two stores began in earnest on April 16, 2019. But according to IGA store owner Terry Slaughter, it wasn’t an instant “yes”. “Two Butchers had a really good name throughout the community,”…

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Corporate teams can improve business prospects by giving gifts to clients and team members, says the owners of Jane's Handcrafts & Gifts.

Memorable Moments: December 2023

Daniel Bouwmeester December 15, 2023 2 min read

‘Memorable Moments’ by Amanda and AntoineJane’s Handcrafts & Gifts Now is a great opportunity to remind businesses and employers how giving gifts to your clients and team members can produce great moments and stronger business relationships. Importantly, corporate gift-giving can ensure that relationships that have been built throughout the year create more business in the…

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