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This Saturday, October 14, all Australians are required to vote in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander "Voice to Parliament" referendum.

The Voice: Greater Springfield polling places

Daniel Bouwmeester October 9, 2023 4 min read

This Saturday, October 14, all Australians are required to vote against or in support of changing the constitution to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander “Voice to Parliament.” Referendum voting day will run between 8am and 6pm. Early voting is available (at similar hours) throughout the week leading up to this Saturday. Polling place…

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The University of Queensland Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing in Springfield is inviting residents to complete an important survey.

Let UQ at Springfield know what YOU need to live your healthiest life

Daniel Bouwmeester August 3, 2023 2 min read

The University of Queensland Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing has been active in Springfield since March 2023. The Centre is made up of researchers, professional staff, and students – who work together on their vision of creating happy, healthy communities. The Centre values working with community members in research and decision making, creating genuine…

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A Springfield mum has put herself through the ringer on a new reality competition program – mirroring her own son's survival of cancer.

“I wished it was me”: Mum’s ‘Island’ of adversity

Daniel Bouwmeester July 4, 2023 9 min read

A Springfield mum has put herself through the ringer on a new reality competition program – mirroring the survival situation her own son endured after his cancer diagnosis and treatment. “A lot of people have been surprised to find out I was cast on a reality TV show – but in reality, this has been…

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A helping hand for weddings

Daniel Bouwmeester June 13, 2023 4 min read

By Rachel Waddington, My Precious Events | Edited by Daniel Bouwmeester Planning any event for yourself, friends, or family can be challenging, time-consuming, overwhelming, and overall frustrating. Even then, when it comes to weddings, for some reason there seems to be an added layer of pressure. In the last two years, the demand for assistance…

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Pioneers Basketball: ‘Activating in April’

Daniel Bouwmeester April 11, 2023 2 min read

After a very busy March, the Greater Springfield Basketball Association (‘The Pioneers‘) is about to take it up a notch with an even more busy and active April. First up, we are concluding the first term of our various local UBL competitions. All these comps have been producing highly competitive games, showcasing the great local…

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In the zone with the Brumbies: April 2023

Daniel Bouwmeester April 11, 2023 2 min read

Established in 2008, Springfield Brumbies Basketball Club has grown over the past 15 years to become the largest basketball club in the Ipswich region. Our club is run by a committee of parent volunteers with a goal of providing a solid basketball program for boys and girls aged 6 to 19 to enjoy this wonderful…

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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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