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Major rolling police operation kicks off in Ipswich 

Jamie Furness April 19, 2024 2 min read

The Queensland Police Service has launched a major multi-level operation to reduce crime across Queensland with the first deployment of officers arriving in Ipswich and Logan on April 2. Operation Whiskey Legion involves additional specialist police deployed alongside local officers to target and prevent offences, including vehicle theft and property crime, robbery, assault and Domestic…

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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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Mater has launched a new after-hours medical testing service in Blackstone, east Ipswich, to help busy families and shift-workers.

Mater launches late-night pathology service

Daniel Bouwmeester November 23, 2023 2 min read

Mater has launched a new after-hours medical testing service to help busy families and shift-workers stay on top of their health. Located at Blackstone – between Springfield and Ipswich – the new Blackstone Mater Pathology collection centre now stands as the region’s only late-opening service for blood and other medical test collections. It is open…

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Not-for-profit community groups are invited to apply for funding to host Australia Day 2024 events, under the National Australia Day Council (NADC) grants program.

Grants offered for Australia Day community events

Daniel Bouwmeester October 20, 2023 2 min read

Not-for-profit community groups are welcome to apply for funding to host Australia Day 2024 events, under the National Australia Day Council (NADC) grants program. Since NADC’s launch in 2021, its Australia Day Community Events grants have helped deliver more than 1,000 community events, from Welcomes to Country to citizenship ceremonies, morning teas, and multicultural festivals….

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Staines Memorial College held a Slime Spectacular obstacle course event to help raise money for the school's sports program

Staines students ‘goo’ for gold

Daniel Bouwmeester April 6, 2023 2 min read

On the last day of Term 1, Staines Memorial College held a Slime Spectacular obstacle course event to help raise money for the school’s sports program. The school raised a total of $5,200, an impressive result. It was an event that all students could participate in — from kindergarten to Year 12 — communications officer…

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Off-ramp upgrade on track

Daniel Bouwmeester April 5, 2023 2 min read

Work is now well underway on the widening of the Exit 32 off-ramp, which connects the Centenary Motorway southbound to the Springfield Greenbank Arterial. The existing off-ramp lanes will be doubled from two to four lanes, and the current roundabout will be upgraded into a major intersection. $6.5 million in has been committed by the…

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Richies Rainbow Kids Cancer Charity Brisbane

‘Little’ walk goes a very long way

Daniel Bouwmeester March 21, 2023 3 min read

To mark its first anniversary, one of Queensland’s newest charities is inviting Springfield residents to a very special ‘fun walk’ along the bayside this weekend. The 5km/10km walk for Richie’s Rainbow – which honours the life of 9-year-old Richie “Little” Walsh and raises funds for children’s cancer research – is taking place at Lota Reserve…

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Gabba move still up in the air

Daniel Bouwmeester March 16, 2023 2 min read

Springfield’s Brighton Homes Arena is still in contention to host sports games which would otherwise be held at The Gabba during the iconic venue’s upcoming redevelopment for the Olympics. The Queensland Government and Stadiums Queensland are currently determining an ideal temporary relocation venue for Queensland Cricket and Brisbane Lions matches when the Gabba closes from…

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Orion Springfield Central held its first ever ‘Strong Sisters SportsFest’ last weekend, featuring local sports clubs, live demonstrations, and more

Strong showing for first Orion ‘SportsFest’

Daniel Bouwmeester March 12, 2023 3 min read

Orion Springfield Central held its first ever ‘Strong Sisters SportsFest’ last weekend, featuring local sports clubs, live demonstrations, and more. It took place on Sunday, March 5, at Orion Springfield Central, coinciding with last week’s International Women’s Day celebrations. Hundreds of people immersed themselves in fun and engaging activities, giveaways, and information sessions throughout the…

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Springfield Central State High School hosted four guest speakers at its first ever International Women’s Day panel last Monday, March 6

High school hosts first Women’s Day panel

Daniel Bouwmeester March 12, 2023 2 min read

Springfield Central State High School hosted four guest speakers at its first ever student-led International Women’s Day panel last Monday, March 6. The panel included Division 2 Councillor Nicole Jonic and mentor Holly Green-Blair from the Brisbane Broncos’ Girls Academy. Also sharing their passion for women’s advocacy were Carrie Fortunso from domestic violence charity Small…

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