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Ipswich City Council renewed its six-month e-scooter trial in Springfield Central last week, allowing residents continued personal access.

Motion to continue e-scooter trial

Daniel Bouwmeester January 9, 2024 5 min read

Ipswich City Council renewed its six-month e-scooter trial in Springfield Central last week – allowing residents continued access to convenient personal transportation. Partnering with e-scooter hire company Beam Mobility, the six-month extended trial will continue to survey the benefits of shared electric micromobility vehicles. Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Teresa Harding said e-scooters had…

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Ipswich City Council is encouraging Springfield's residents to put safety first when trying to beat the heat this summer.

Safety first when making a splash this summer

Daniel Bouwmeester January 6, 2024 3 min read

Ipswich residents are being encouraged to put safety first when trying to beat the heat this summer. Just like with permanent pools or spas, store-bought portable swimming pools and spas must adhere to local council safety regulations. “With the weather warming up, it may be tempting to cool down by purchasing an affordable store-bought portable…

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A large plot of bushland north of Springfield is a proposed site for a development that inadequately considers native wildlife, locals argue.

The plot thickens with new Bellbird Park proposal

Daniel Bouwmeester November 22, 2023 3 min read

A large plot of bushland north of Springfield is the proposed site for a new residential development, which locals argue does not appropriately consider native wildlife. The land is just across Woogaroo Creek from Springfield and Camira and sits in the easternmost pocket of Bellbird Park, along Eugene Street and bound by Fiona Street. Named…

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Not forgetting the floods

Daniel Bouwmeester August 31, 2022 6 min read

Half a year has passed since the major flooding that ravaged Ipswich and surrounds. For many residents and workers in the Greater Springfield region who had to deal with its impact, it was yet another burden after years of the ongoing COVID crisis. Mayor Teresa Harding, in the immediate aftermath, captured the sentiment: “After the…

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It’s a slow road to a better, safer city: 2022-2023 Council budget

Daniel Bouwmeester August 30, 2022 4 min read

Ipswich City Council will spend tens of millions of dollars over the coming months partly widening Springfield’s most congested roads and shoring up public amenity safety. In an effort to keep up with the region’s burgeoning population, Council announced in March last year a multi-stage strategy – known as the Major Road Duplication Project –…

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New hub of activity in Augustine Heights

Daniel Bouwmeester August 14, 2022 2 min read

Community groups and residents are now able to use a brand new public meeting facility in Augustine Heights. The Augustine Heights Community Hub, situated at the south-eastern corner of Jane Gorry Park, was officially opened to the public by Division 2 Councillors Nicole Jonic and Paul Tully in May this year. Cr Jonic said the…

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