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The Greater Springfield Indian Association is holding its second annual Kite Festival next Friday, January 26.

Kite festival flies high next Friday

Daniel Bouwmeester January 17, 2024 2 min read

The Greater Springfield Indian Association (GSIA) is holding its second annual Kite Festival next Friday, January 26, making it a great way to get out and celebrate Australia Day. The Greater Springfield Kite Festival 2024 will take place on the college oval at Woodcrest State College, from 12 noon until 6pm. Entry into the festival…

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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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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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Ipswich City Council​​ has revealed the community’s official Olympic legacy wish list as part of its new ‘Leveraging 2032’ roadmap.

Ipswich’s 2032 roadmap released

Daniel Bouwmeester December 23, 2023 3 min read

Ipswich City Council​​ has revealed the community’s official Olympic legacy wish list as part of its new ‘Leveraging 2032’ roadmap. Leveraging 2032: Our Roadmap to the Olympic and Paralympic Games was launched at Brighton Homes Arena on December 8. The Springfield Central venue is scheduled to host the modern pentathlon during the Brisbane 2032 Olympics…

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Local veterans, residents, students, and other dignitaries commemorated Remembrance Day on Saturday, November 11, in Greater Springfield.

Reflecting on Remembrance Day

Daniel Bouwmeester November 28, 2023 3 min read

Local veterans, residents, students, and other dignitaries commemorated Remembrance Day on Saturday, November 11. Remembrance Day is a powerful reminder of the service of Australian defence personnel and their acts of sacrifice across more than a century of wars, conflicts, and operations. The poppy is a powerful symbol of remembrance, worn to commemorate this day….

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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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Hearty turnout for Indian soup kitchen opening

Daniel Bouwmeester August 14, 2022 4 min read

Locals got their first taste of a brand new volunteer-run soup kitchen in Springfield Lakes at its grand opening last month. The facility, located at Maa Sarada’s Kitchen café at the Vedanta Centre in Springfield Lakes, was officially blessed at a special dedication ceremony just before lunchtime, Saturday, July 30. The upgrade will allow the…

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