Springfield Central

Women Empowerment and Leadership Association celebrates women

Guy Hazlewood April 17, 2024 2 min read

The Springfield community came together during the week for International Women’s Day in March to celebrate diversity and the achievements of women from all walks of life. Organised by the Women Empowerment and Leadership Association, the event held at the local Indian Rastruan served as a beacon of multiculturalism, with women representing various corners of…

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Government reduces backlog of veterans claims

Daniel Bouwmeester April 5, 2024 2 min read

The Federal Government is on track to eliminate the unacceptable backlog of veteran compensation claims. In the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide’s Interim Report, serious concerns were raised about how the claims backlog – which was at 42,000 in mid-May 2022 – was detrimental to the mental health of veterans. As at 31…

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KE Select partners with Southern RNA

Guy Hazlewood April 4, 2024 4 min read

KE Select, a leading scientific and medical recruitment agency, has entered into partnership with Southern RNA, a ground-breaking biomanufacturing organisation, to source and select exceptional technical talent to further their research into mRNA technology and nucleic acid manufacturing. “We’re thrilled to be working with Southern RNA and look forward to helping them find and recruit…

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Transforming women’s health in Springfield and beyond

Guy Hazlewood April 3, 2024 2 min read

In the heart of Springfield stands a beacon of empowerment and advocacy, Emma Atherton, whose unwavering dedication to enhancing women’s health and well-being is truly inspiring. As a Co-Founder of iCare4U, Emma’s commitment shines through in every initiative she spearheads, whether orchestrating events, managing social media, or advocating for holistic healthcare. Her leadership role on…

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finance

Empowering financial futures

Guy Hazlewood April 2, 2024 2 min read

In a world often fraught with financial complexities and uncertainties, having a guiding light like Belinda Wilson, Director of JJ Family Finance, is nothing short of a blessing. With her unwavering commitment to helping others and her steadfast belief in treating everyone with respect and devoid of judgment, Belinda embodies the essence of a compassionate…

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Robelle Domain requires extensive cleanups following floods

Nathanael Priebbenow April 2, 2024 2 min read

The Ipswich City Council was required to repeat extensive cleanup operations of Robelle Domain Parklands after heavy rainfall throughout December, January and February.  Robelle Domain is a large recreational public space located adjacent to Orion Shopping Centre in central Springfield. The popular spot, spreading over 24 hectares, saw its lower areas completely submerged at certain…

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Springfield’s first ‘Sea of Pink’ attracts hundreds

Guy Hazlewood and Jamie Furness April 1, 2024 2 min read

Breast cancer survivors and their families were among 200 people who helped paint Springfield pink for the community’s first International Women’s Day Fun Run, presented by Queensland X-Ray. The ‘Sea of Pink’ that swept through Brisbane and dozens of regional Queensland communities, including Springfield, has raised $1.78 million to fight breast cancer. Runners, joggers and…

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dance

Common People Dance Project returns to SPARK Ipswich 2024

Guy Hazlewood April 1, 2024 4 min read

The Common People Dance Project is returning this year and are looking for performers to dance battle for the city at SPARK Ipswich. The Common People Dance Project takes people of all ages and abilities, including those with no previous dance experience, and teaches them a choreographed dance number to hit songs. SPARK Ipswich is…

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women

Orion Springfield Central celebrates remarkable local women for International Women’s Day

Guy Hazlewood and Jamie Furness March 29, 2024 3 min read

Orion Springfield Central celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 by featuring five exceptional women from the Greater Springfield community in a special in-centre display.  The exhibit showcased the women’s stories and achievements, as well as celebrating their aims to inspire the community to strive for greatness and positive change.  This year’s theme, “Invest in…

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business

Leisa helps small businesses shine

Guy Hazlewood March 28, 2024 1 min read

Leisa Gill’s journey in entrepreneurship is a testament to the power of seizing opportunities and adapting to new challenges in small businesses. Starting with a cafe in Paddington, Leisa recognized the value of networking and joined BNI to grow her catering business. Over the years, she transitioned into mortgage broking and eventually became the franchise…

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