Springfield Lakes

Former patient follows her heart to pursue nursing with Mater Springfield

Guy Hazlewood May 13, 2024 3 min read

Georgia Fuller was just seven years old when she received a life-changing health diagnosis, which set her on the path to becoming a wonderful nurse who patients can rely on. The now-18-year-old was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) – a cardiac condition that affects the heart’s upper chambers by essentially setting the heart racing. While…

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Rotary Club of Greater Springfield

Sue Roger May 1, 2024 2 min read

On Thursday April 4 at our Rotary meeting, we had the great privilege of listening to a presentation by Emily Williamson, the Founder and Program Director of the Non-Government Organisation REACH Siem Reap, created to help break the cycle of poverty in Cambodia. REACH Siem Reap was founded in August 2019 and the community centre…

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Local walking group inspires community wellness

Guy Hazlewood April 30, 2024 2 min read

Local Springfield resident John Sinisa created the Lions Den walking group in 2016 which has since become more than just a fitness routine for himself and the locals. What started as a personal journey for weight loss has blossomed into a movement that encourages everyone to step out, take a stroll, and connect with others….

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Join Probus – Fun and Fellowship for Seniors 

Guy Hazlewood April 28, 2024 2 min read

For more than 40 years, Probus Clubs in Queensland have been enriching the lives of retired and semi-retired seniors with social activities, regular guest speaker presentations, travel opportunities, monthly outings, all mixed with some plain old-fashioned fun and friendship. Probus Clubs are simple in their structure and are non-political, non-secular, not-for-profit and non-fundraising associations with…

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The Greater Springfield Times – Community Hero Spotlight

Nayda Hernandez April 27, 2024 4 min read

 Elijah Buol OAM Elijah Buol, OAM and Act for Peace CEO is the Greater Springfield Times Community Hero Spotlight Hero for this month. The clock never stops ticking for this proud Greater Springfield dad of four and his wife Ashol, who balances giving back to the community and caring for family. When he’s not busy…

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Centenarian’s remarkable journey celebrated in Springfield

Guy Hazlewood April 23, 2024 3 min read

Suzanne Paruit-Chauvin, a centenarian with a life story that spans continents and generations, recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends at The Springlake Hotel in Springfield. Born on April 3, 1924, in Mauritius off the coast of Madagascar, Suzanne is the oldest of ten siblings. Her daughter, Gloria, shared insights into Suzanne’s…

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Unity in diversity celebrated at One and All Harmony Festival

Guy Hazlewood April 17, 2024 2 min read

The Vedanta Centre in Springfield Lakes hosted the One and All Harmony Day Festival on Saturday, March 23, celebrating multiculturalism. The festival, dedicated to commemorating Australian multiculturalism and the successful integration of migrants into the community, drew in approximately 450 attendees.  From lively jumping castles to market stalls from local businesses, delectable cuisine, live music…

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The ultimate comfort food

Nayda Hernandez April 9, 2024 4 min read

This world is a better place thanks to our Greater Springfield community champion, Jacqui Martin. You can’t help but be charmed by her fun-loving, bobbly personality, and compassionate spirit. She has lived in the local area for over 30 years, where she is proud to have raised her incredible children and continues to work and…

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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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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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