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February 2024

The Febrary 2024 edition of The Greater Springfield Times is here! Read all about how the community gave back big time for hundreds of families in need this Back to School season. This month the Ipswich Rehoming Centre helped locals find their furever pets on Valentines Day, and the two medical miracles from the Mater Hospital were celebrated.

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January 2024

There’s lots of summer fun in Springfield this month, from The Circus (p 6), to the newly renovated Springlake Hotel (p 4), koala spotting (p 12), and the Rotary Raffle (p 29), but please stay safe – check out our safety info on pages 11, 23, and 25.

The recently completed $4.2 million WesTEC Trade Training Centre hospital ward – a simulated education facility called the “Health Experiential Centre” – will offer local students vital practical medical experience for their budding careers in health.

Long-running local ukulele band Jacaranda Jam rang out the year with a sensational performance at a recent community Christmas party event – and they have big plans for gigs at concerts, retirement villages, and nursing homes in 2024.

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December 2023

There’s plenty of family fun on the cards this Christmas, from the ‘Night of Light’ Carols at Robelle Domain on December 9, to festive activities throughout the month at Orion – plus check out our special Christmas tech product gift guide!

The Springfield Regional Jobs Committee recently released the 2023 ‘Educate to Employ’ Report, analysing career pathways such as health and biotech, and providing valuable insights into further education and employment opportunities especially for young people.

This month we’re showing off an array of amazingly striking and inspirational photos taken recently by members of the Springfield Photography Club – as part of the #LetsDo52 challenge – across a super special five-page spread. Well done to our local shutterbugs!

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November 2023

Thousands of people converged on The Circle at Robelle Domain last month for the first-ever Dandiya Night – a vibrant evening of live Hindu-inspired music, group dances, clapping ‘dandiya’ sticks, and plenty of family entertainment.

The Greater Springfield RSL Sub-Branch expects a crowd full of faces at the local Remembrance Day service – at the Springfield Central ADF Memorial, at Robelle Domain, on Saturday, November 11 – from 10:45am.

Bellbird Park State Secondary College principal Michael West received a prestigious ‘Schools Plus’ teaching fellowship award in September… part of our end-of-year education coverage including 2023 graduations and year in review.

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October 2023

A milestone 100 Ipswich homes have now been bought back as part of the government’s Resilient Homes Fund that enabled families to voluntarily sell flood-impacted properties. Meanwhile, a new housing fund may provide extra security to current and future residents.

With the theme of “social connections”, Seniors Month is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages, cultures, and abilities to come together, participate in special events and activities, and honour the vital contribution of seniors to the state.

TSAC is one of many Australian schools to recognise the educational value of esports competitions – following a rapid rise in popularity and influence across the globe – and former student and award-winning advocate Izak Jamieson is leading the charge.

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September 2023

A new season’s in store for Spring Mountain residents whose options for convenient shops and amenities are fast growing. Locals can soon enjoy a supermarket, cafe, restaurants, a 24/7 gym, and swimming lessons – just opposite the state school.

Researchers from the UQ Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing, based in Springfield, are visiting WHO to contribute to the global conversation on nutrition training that promotes high-quality diet advice – a critical gap in medical and health care education.

And check out our five-page feature about weddings. Whether you’re looking for planning services, venues, gifts and hampers, or photography – we’ve got your big day covered from start to finish!

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August 2023

Men’s health awareness is on the move thanks to the tireless efforts by members of the Springfield Mo-Men including Luke Hinschen – with his remarkable ‘Luke’s Long Walk’ fundraiser – and the Father’s Day ‘Car Show at Orion’, now just weeks away.

From major roadworks changes, to innovative e-scooter trials, and a long-awaited railway project funding update – there’s a lot to keep track of in Springfield these days. We’ve got you covered with all the latest transport infrastructure information.

And as we wrap up the chilly winter season, we want to help Springfield residents get a headstart on their spring cleaning, with tips for recycling, donating, second-hand selling, and even hazardous waste removal – hopefully ‘clearing up’ any confusion!

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July 2023

Our July edition features lots of info about important Council changes and property developments and an extended Education section, including a focus on Reconciliation Week.

Our monthly gift hamper competition (in partnership with Jane’s Handcrafts & Gifts) continues, and there's plenty of arts and entertainment including a July-shaped 'The Bossword' puzzle.

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June 2023

Our June edition is a deep-dive into Springfield's burgeoning health network, including the soon-to-be opened Mater Health Hub, and some vital fundraisers for children's illnesses. There's a fantastic 'Beautiful Weddings' section and a look back and ahead to our community's biggest and best local and sporting events.

Our monthly gift hamper competition (in partnership with Jane’s Handcrafts & Gifts) is back and plenty of arts and entertainment including a winter-themed 'The Bossword' puzzle.

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May 2023

Our May edition covers Springfield's ongoing development, including rumours of the Gabba's relocation. There's lots of Mother's Day content and a look ahead to the Grand Autumn Festival at the end of the month.

Our monthly gift hamper competition (in partnership with Jane’s Handcrafts & Gifts) is back, and there’s also heaps of sports, arts and entertainment, and a May-themed 'The Bossword' puzzle.

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April 2023

Our April edition celebrates Easter in Springfield, as well as the ANZAC Day Dawn Service on April 25. The big feature for the month is the three-page "Meet the Principal" section which introduces to readers three of the region's inspiring school leaders.

Our monthly gift hamper competition (in partnership with Jane’s Handcrafts & Gifts) is back, and there’s also lots of sports, arts and entertainment, and a new Easter-themed Word Search and The Bossword puzzle.

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March 2023

Our March edition covers the Richie's Rainbow walk for childhood cancer, the opening of Westside Transformations addiction rehabilitation facility, and events for Harmony Week, Clean Up Australia Day, and many more.

Our monthly gift hamper competition (in partnership with Jane’s Handcrafts & Gifts) is back! And there’s sports, arts and entertainment, and a new The Bossword puzzle marking the start of autumn.

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February 2023

Our special February edition includes a breakdown of Census 2021 data for the Greater Springfield region. We also cover the great charitable works of Phil Cutcliffe from Westside Community Care and IGA Springfield Lakes store owner Terry Slaughter in supporting local school kids, and some personal stories from young and old alike.

Our monthly gift basket competition (in partnership with Jane’s Handcrafts & Gifts) is back! And there’s sports, arts, entertainment, and of course our monthly puzzles, including the new The Bossword puzzle!

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January 2023

Ringing in the new year, we cover the Bloodbikes Australia Christmas cake delivery to healthcare workers. We also wrap up last year’s milestone achievements from both the Springfield Mo-Men, and Springfield Lakes’ own First Nations artist Jenny Kent, the Christmas lights competition, Springfield Photography Club, thriving community garden projects, and the Charlton’s Fishing Classic results.

We also launch a monthly gift basket competition in partnership with Jane’s Handcrafts & Gifts. And there’s our monthly puzzles, including the new Bossword puzzle!

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December 2022

Our final issue for the year features lots of Christmas goodness, including two exciting Carols events, and a fascinating story about medical drone delivery to and from Moreton Bay. Rounding out the mag are our newest selection of crossword puzzles, and colourful sports, arts, and entertainment stories.

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November 2022

Our third issue features events for Remembrance Day and Movember, and other community fundraisers, including an inspirational story of international sisterhood between Springfield and Ukraine. In advance of Disability Action Week, we look at visible and non-visible disability support and information, and round out the mag with our newest selection of puzzles, and sports, arts, and entertainment stories.

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October 2022

For our second issue since relaunch, we're promoting the Springfield Jobs Portal, and a full calendar of Seniors Month events and activities, all part of our goal to strengthen community connections. We highlight the personal stories of young mum Amanda Crossley, recently diagnosed with stage-4 bowel cancer, and the Walsh family, who are raising funds for their new childhood cancer charity. The mag is full of wonderful community contributions, a brand new puzzle page, and as always, great achievements in sports and entertainment.

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September 2022

Our exciting relaunch issue covers the 30th anniversary of Springfield. We're helping to raise the profile of a number of exciting community events, including a Father’s Day car show and multicultural festival, marking the start of Spring. The mag features our first ever crossword, and lots of sports and entertainment. We're so proud to be back sharing positive news and stories about our community!