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Ipswich City Council is bringing a four-week aquatic access and skills program to Orion Lagoon for people living with a disability.

Rising ‘STAARS’ at Orion Lagoon

Daniel Bouwmeester January 22, 2024 2 min read

Ipswich City Council is bringing a four-week aquatic access and skills program to Orion Lagoon, beginning February 5, for people living with a disability. The Water STAARS (Support to Access Aquatic Recreational Spaces) Program is a partnership between the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland (RLSSQ) and the Council’s SEAL Pool Safety Program. Qualified Royal Life…

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Ipswich City Council has re-opened its free pop-up community immunisation clinic at Springfield Central Library for children and seniors.

Pop up for a free jab

Daniel Bouwmeester January 18, 2024 2 min read

Ipswich City Council has re-opened its free pop-up community immunisation clinic at Springfield Central Library for children and seniors this year. The Community Immunisation Clinic is available for vaccinations from now until July, and will be open on the first Tuesday of each month – from 9am to 11am – and fourth Tuesday of the…

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The 2023 Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) came to an end at a special certificate presentation ceremony held in early December.

City’s best and brightest youth say farewell for now

Daniel Bouwmeester January 5, 2024 3 min read

The tenure of the 2023 Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) officially came to an end at a special certificate presentation ceremony held early last month. The 38 young volunteers received acknowledgement for their 10 months of service in providing input to council policies, procedures, and projects. Woodcrest State College, The Springfield Anglican College, and Springfield…

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Ever felt like volunteering, but had no idea where to begin? Ipswich City Council's Better Impact Volunteer Portal is a great place to start.

A first ‘portal’ of call

Daniel Bouwmeester August 1, 2023 2 min read

Ever felt like volunteering, but had no idea where to begin or whom to ask? Ipswich City Council’s Better Impact Volunteer Portal is a great place to start. Around 400 volunteers from across the Ipswich region currently help the Council run smoothly thanks to accessibility tools like the Volunteer Portal. The portal lists all currently…

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