Community

Community generosity revolutionises care at Mater Springfield

Guy Hazlewood June 21, 2024 3 min read

The generosity of Mater supporters across Queensland is catalysing a remarkable transformation in healthcare at Mater Private Hospital Springfield, with nearly $1 million worth of cutting-edge medical equipment being delivered this year, thanks to community donations to the Mater Foundation. This influx of advanced technology includes a state-of-the-art robotic surgery system for knee replacements and…

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Council seeks community feedback on Springfield Central off-street parking regulation

Guy Hazlewood June 21, 2024 2 min read

Ipswich City Council is inviting residents to provide their input on a proposal to regulate off-street parking at a major site in Springfield Central.  This consultation aims to address concerns about equitable access to parking near several key community facilities. The proposal, spearheaded by the Infrastructure, Planning and Assets Committee chairperson, councillor Andrew Antoniolli, involves…

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Bridging the gap: Silverfox Initiative in Springfield

Guy Hazlewood June 20, 2024 3 min read

The Silverfox Initiative, a community walking group, is making significant strides in Springfield by providing support for individuals waiting to see a psychologist.  The initiative, which was founded by Neil Collie on the Sunshine Coast aims to bridge the gap between recognising the need for professional help and actually receiving it. Founder of the Springfield…

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Brookwater residents up in arms about Springview development

Guy Hazlewood June 20, 2024 2 min read

The last big block of forested hill country in Springfield has been proposed by Stockland to be totally cleared and hills cut down.  This area provides a central view of tall forests along a high ridgeline for residents of Brookwater, Springfield, Springfield Lakes, Camira and Bellbird Park. This is a steep wild block with deep…

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SEEDS fundraising dinner celebrates community spirit

Guy Hazlewood June 19, 2024 2 min read

The annual Seeds Fundraising Dinner for Westside Community Care took place at the Spring Lake Hotel on June 10, pulling in over $50,000 for the Springfield charity. This years annual event also held special significance with Westside Community Care after a tragic accident in the Springfield community that happened 20 years to the day. Anne…

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Kambu Health awarded Viva Cribb Bursary to explore Indigenous heritage

Guy Hazlewood June 19, 2024 2 min read

Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health (Kambu Health) which operates in Goodna and Ipswich, has made history by becoming the first Indigenous group to be awarded the prestigious Viva Cribb Bursary. This annual bursary, first awarded in 2008, provides up to $5,000 to fund projects focused on significant aspects of Ipswich’s local…

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Students unveil Red Bench to combat domestic violence

Guy Hazlewood June 18, 2024 3 min read

The Springfield Anglican College secondary campus has taken a bold step in the fight against domestic and family violence by unveiling a new Red Bench on June 10. This initiative, part of the Red Rose Foundation’s Red Bench project, aims to raise awareness and foster community education on domestic violence through a permanent and visually…

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Ipswich City Council kicking off inaugural all-abilities multisport day for kids

Guy Hazlewood June 14, 2024 2 min read

The Ipswich City Council is set to host its first-ever Active Kids all-abilities multisport day. The event will occur on July 2 at the YMCA Springfield Central Community Centre. Community and Sport Committee Chairperson, Councillor Jacob Madsen, highlighted the event’s significance as part of the council’s broader Inclusion and Connectedness Implementation Program, launched in January….

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Springfield nurse celebrates 15 years at Mater

Guy Hazlewood June 14, 2024 3 min read

A much-loved Spring Mountain nurse has been recognised for providing care and support to Mater patients for the past 15 years. Mater Private Hospital Springfield Medical Rehabilitation Nurse Unit Manager Lisa Warburton received a Mater Long Service Award on Tuesday night for the 15 years she has dedicated to her patients and much-loved nursing team….

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arrests

Armed robbery shakes Augustine Heights restaurant

Guy Hazlewood June 13, 2024 1 min read

Police are seeking public assistance in identifying a man captured on CCTV who may hold vital information regarding an armed robbery on May 8 in Augustine Heights. The robbery took place shortly before 5:30 a.m. at a business located on Augusta Parkway. A male suspect, wearing a face covering and wielding a knife, entered the…

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