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Springfield charity Westside Community Care has received a $35,000 grant as part of the state government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Charity a lot cooler with grant funding

Daniel Bouwmeester February 8, 2024 2 min read

Springfield based not-for-profit charity Westside Community Care has received a grant valued at $35,000 as part of the state government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The community outreach organisation, which runs a food bank at the Camira Springfield Community Centre, will use the funds to purchase a refrigerated vehicle. The Gambling Community Benefit Fund, a state…

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The Greater Springfield Indian Association is holding its second annual Kite Festival next Friday, January 26.

Kite festival flies high next Friday

Daniel Bouwmeester January 17, 2024 2 min read

The Greater Springfield Indian Association (GSIA) is holding its second annual Kite Festival next Friday, January 26, making it a great way to get out and celebrate Australia Day. The Greater Springfield Kite Festival 2024 will take place on the college oval at Woodcrest State College, from 12 noon until 6pm. Entry into the festival…

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Woogaroo Creek State School held its inaugural Year 6 graduation ceremony in early December after opening its doors in February 2023.

Cakewalk for inaugural Woogaroo Creek graduates

Daniel Bouwmeester January 1, 2024 3 min read

Woogaroo Creek State School (WCSS) held its inaugural Year 6 graduation ceremony early last month after opening its doors in February 2023. On Wednesday, December 6, staff welcomed the families of graduating students, along with Jordan MP Charis Mullen and Redbank Plains State High School (RPSHS) Deputy Principal Diana Furlan, to help recognise their achievement….

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The Springfield Brumbies Basketball Club held their annual Family Day on Sunday, December 3, honouring members and unveiling new jerseys.

Brumbies celebrate 15th anniversary

Daniel Bouwmeester December 29, 2023 2 min read

The Springfield Brumbies Basketball Club held their annual Family Day on Sunday, December 3, honouring the season’s best and also unveiling new jerseys. The presentation event in particular celebrated the Brumbies’ 15th anniversary, with local dignitaries in attendance for the occasion. Coaches, referees, supporters, volunteers, committee members, and sponsors were all acknowledged in some capacity…

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Local musical group Jacaranda Jam ended the year in style performing for dignitaries, volunteers, and others at a Christmas party event.

‘Jam’ spreads Christmas music joy

Daniel Bouwmeester December 28, 2023 3 min read

Local musical group ‘Jacaranda Jam’ has finished the year with a flourish, performing for dignitaries, volunteers, and others at a Christmas party event last month. Jacaranda Jam is a ukulele band, featuring guitar, vocals, and a number of percussion instruments, and performs around nine concerts annually at nursing homes and retirement villages across Springfield, Ipswich,…

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The newly widened Centenary Motorway Exit 32 off-ramp, connecting to the Springfield Greenbank Arterial, opened to the public yesterday.

Centenary off-ramp reopens

Daniel Bouwmeester December 12, 2023 3 min read

Work is now complete on the widening of the Centenary Motorway Exit 32 off-ramp, which connects the motorway southbound to the Springfield Greenbank Arterial. Existing off-ramp lanes were doubled from two to four lanes. The exit was reopened to the public at 5am yesterday, Monday, December 11. Focus will now turn to removing the Main…

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Friendships form fast at the Springfield Seniors Group, where residents from near and far come to club meetings over coffee each week.

An ace of a club for Springfield’s seniors

Daniel Bouwmeester December 7, 2023 2 min read

Friendships form fast at a local seniors club, where residents from near and far come to chat over coffee, play cards and board games, and have a ball. The Springfield Seniors Group runs on Monday mornings at the Bob Gibbs Oval Club House, and one of its organisers is inviting new guests to come along…

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The Springfield Regional Jobs Committee (SRJC) recently released a report analysing the career pathways of Greater Springfield residents.

Springfield’s job and study trends detailed in new report

Daniel Bouwmeester November 21, 2023 3 min read

The Springfield Regional Jobs Committee (SRJC) recently released a report analysing the career pathways of Greater Springfield residents. The 2023 ‘Educate to Employ’ Report provides valuable insights into further education and employment opportunities especially for young people in the Greater Springfield region. A state government initiative established in 2018, the SRJC brings together local industry…

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Round of clapping for Springfield’s inaugural Dandiya night

Daniel Bouwmeester November 4, 2023 3 min read

In October, thousands of people converged on The Circle at Robelle Domain for the first-ever Dandiya Night – a vibrant evening of live Hindu-inspired music, group dances, clapping ‘dandiya’ sticks, and plenty of family entertainment. It was another successful event organised this year by the Greater Springfield Indian Association (GSIA), following February’s kite festival. Taking…

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Residents earning $60,000 or less can get their 2022-23 tax return completed free of charge via the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Tax Help Program.

Free help with tax returns

Daniel Bouwmeester July 21, 2023 2 min read

Residents earning $60,000 or less can get their 2022-23 tax return completed free of charge via the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Tax Help Program. The free program is made possible through local resident volunteers generously donating their time and expertise. One such volunteer, Joe Buhagiar, has been offering his services two days a week, since…

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