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Lakes home a runner-up in Christmas lights competition

Daniel Bouwmeester    December 11, 2023    2 min read   

The 2023 City of Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition winners were announced in early December with a Springfield Lakes residence taking second place in the New Entry category.

In late November, Ipswich City Council announced 29 Waterside Drive, Springfield Lakes as one of two finalists in the “Best New Entry” category out of a total of 24 homes across Ipswich all officially entering for the first time.

29 Waterside Drive, Springfield Lakes was proudly one of two finalists in the “Best New Entry” category at the Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition this year – although falling just short of the win. All images: Ipswich City Council.

A South Ripley home was the other finalist and managed to eke out the win at the announcement ceremony on Friday, December 8, receiving a $1,000 Harvey Norman gift voucher.

In 2022, fellow Greater Springfield residents of 6 Conlan Court, Augustine Heights won the category – although they did not enter the competition this year.

Another Springfield Lakes property – 11 Caraway Street – made a strong impression with their first-time official entry into the competition.

11 Caraway Street, Springfield Lakes was an official entrant for “Best New Entry” this year.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding announced the winners and runners-up on Friday, December 8.

Other results

Several homes on Paul Tully Avenue, Collingwood Park, together won “Best Street” – with 1 Paul Tully Avenue also taking home the “People’s Choice” award.

Mayor Teresa Harding presented the awards at the community stage in Tulmur Place in the new Nicholas Street Precinct, Ipswich.

She said the region was “aglow with festive cheer”.

“Thank you to the generous entrants for treating us to a dazzling display of creativity and holiday spirit, turning the city into a Christmas wonderland,” Mrs Harding said.

Other categories were Best Residential and Best Business/Organisation, with a lucky prize draw for all entrants.

The competition is a part of Council’s annual ‘Christmas in Ipswich’ program, which offers a range of family-friendly events and activities throughout November and December.

Last year’s “Best New Entry” winner – 6 Conlan Court, Augustine Heights.

For more information and for a full list of entrants and winners, visit christmasinipswich.com.au.

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Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.