ipswich city council

Springview Village 2 and 3 precinct plan approved

Jamie Furness April 19, 2024 4 min read

A precinct plan for Springview Villages 2 and 3 in Springfield has been approved by Ipswich City Council following extensive assessment and consideration. The Springview Villages 2 and 3 Precinct Plan application was lodged by developer Stockland in June 2023 for land at 7001 Mur Boulevard, 7006 Panorama Drive and 1 Telopea Way, Springfield. Ipswich…

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Milton Dick APRIL

Guy Hazlewood April 8, 2024 1 min read

Last month, primary and secondary schools from across Ipswich sent their student leaders to the Ipswich City Council chambers to participate in the Parliamentary Civics Program.  As the Speaker of the House of Representatives, I’m passionate about introducing more education about how the Parliament works to kids in our local area.  Ipswich Mayor, Teresa Harding,…

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Springfield Central Library sees surge in visitors

Guy Hazlewood March 26, 2024 2 min read

In 2023, the Springfield Central Library saw a significant increase in visitor numbers, reflecting a growing demand for its services. Ipswich City Council Chief Executive Officer Sonia Cooper said the 2023 report card showed visitors at all branches increased considerably and the library programs experienced a resurgence in popularity exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels. “Libraries perform such…

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Rotaract club

Promoting a new Rotary Club

Guy Hazlewood March 5, 2024 2 min read

Who are the Provisional Rotaract Club of Bremer & Beyond? We are a newly budding group of young adults looking to make a difference within the community we live in. We are an Ipswich-based club formed and supported by both of our sponsor clubs within Rotary known as The Greater Springfield Rotary Club and The…

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Revised Ipswich city plan awaits approval

Guy Hazlewood and Daniel Bouwmeester March 2, 2024 2 min read

Ipswich City Council has revised its draft Ipswich Plan 2024 following community consultation, with the plan now sent to the state government for final review and approval. Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said the Council resolved at its January 25 meeting to progress the proposed new planning scheme to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and…

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Women Empowerment and Leadership Association

Guy Hazlewood March 1, 2024 2 min read

Women Empowerment and Leadership founder and president Rita Anwari has ignited a movement with an unwavering commitment to empower women and uplift the most marginalised among the community. Rita and her dedicated team understand the pivotal role women played in shaping the fabric of society. They believe that, by harnessing their potential, women can catalyse…

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spring mountain

Mountain of new homes

Daniel Bouwmeester February 23, 2024 2 min read

Spring Mountain was the third-fastest growing suburb across Ipswich’s more than 80 suburbs, according to the latest Ipswich City Council development report. Released in early February, Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Quarterly Report from October 1 to December 31, 2023 provides a snapshot of population growth and development activity across the city. Ripley and Redbank…

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Varnam Cultural Society hosts first Australia Day citizenship ceremony

Guy Hazlewood February 16, 2024 2 min read

January 26th, Australia Day, holds a special place in the hearts of Australians as it is celebrated with citizenship ceremonies across the nation. Among the organisations contributing to the festivities was the Varnam Cultural Society (QLD), renowned for the many successful and popular multicultural events it organises. This year, they proudly hosted a Citizenship Ceremony on…

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Ipswich City Council released a report on its ratepayer funded environmental program levy – with hazard reduction receiving greater focus.

Outcomes of environmental levy in new report

Daniel Bouwmeester February 1, 2024 2 min read

Ipswich City Council released a report on its ratepayer funded environmental protection initiative last month – with hazard reduction receiving greater focus. The City of Ipswich Enviroplan Program and Levy Progress Report 2022-2023, released on January 5, outlines recent progress in the Council’s Enviroplan program. According to the annual report, the Council spent nearly $4…

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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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