Issuu on Google+

the greater

Springfield Times

FEBRUARY 2014 - ISSUE 202

11,000 copies distributed in Augustine Heights, Bellbird Park, Brookwater, Camira, Gailes, Springfield and Springfield Lakes

LNP.net.au

Delivered to you FREE each month

Get out and enjoy Greater Springfield

POOL OWNERS

Need HELP with your pool?

Pool Cleaning - Pool Pumps Green Pools - Regular Servicing

Local teenagers (from left to right) Jade Bauer, Gabriella Gravestein and Amy Farleigh made the most of the beautiful parklands at Robelle Domain with one last bike ride before going back to school.

FREE QUOTES Call us today 131 546 www.jimspoolcare.com.au

Sore Feet • Sports Injuries • Children • Nail Surgery • General Podiatry • Digital Gait

Analysis

• Footwear • Lower Limb Pain • Orthotic Therapy

Qualified Podiatrists Unit 1/8 Commercial Drive

SPRINGFIELD

Shop 15, 66 Curragundi Road

JINDALEE

Ph : 3288 3211

With the hot Summer days almost behind us and beautiful Autumn days ahead, make sure you and your family get out and about and enjoy the beautiful lifestyle that our local area has to offer. Whether it’s a picnic and bike ride around Robelle Domain or a casual walk around the lake or even just a leisurely stroll around your own neighbourhood, now is the time to get out there and enjoy this beautiful part of the world that we call home. And don’t forget to check out the list of community and sporting groups on page 20 of this issue to find an activity that you and your family can get involved with this year.

DE NTU RE PRO BLE MS ?

Your Heart... Their Home Children throughout Brisbane and the Southern Downs need caring adults to give them a nurturing home. Foster care can be for a few nights, a few weeks or sometimes until a child reaches independence.

Stellar Medical, Shop 1.61 1 Main St, Orion Shopping Ctre Springfield Lakes

PHONE : 3470

AMPLE PARKING

Find out more about becoming a foster carer: www.mercyfamilyservices.org.au or call: Logan and Southern Brisbane - 3340 5600 North Brisbane - 3267 9070 Goodna - 3280 8000 your heart their home 95 x 60mm 4.indd 1

0072

12/08/2013 11:22:19 AM

O U R S E R V I CE S : Denture Care & Repair, Full & Partial Dentures, Flexible & Chrome Dentures, Mouthguards, Reline N O R E F E R R A L N ECE S S A R Y

FREE CON SULT ATIO N

Arundhati Sinha Dental Prosthetist (BOralH, MDentTech) Your Local Independent Monthly Magazine


Work commences on Robelle Domain Stage Two Chair of Parks, Sport and Recreation and Springfield Councillor David Morrison is excited that Stage Two of Robelle Domain has commenced. Stage Two will include the extension of the footpath from Main Street to Springfield Central Station car park, construction of another car park, toilet block, canteen BBQ areas, pathways and lighting. Cr David Morrison said the big question the community is asking is if there will be a swimming lagoon or a zero depth water play area. “Given the extreme heat we have experienced lately, I have no doubt a lagoon would be very popular, however council must be prudent and compare the construction costs and ongoing operational costs of both. The final decision as to what water play will be included will be a full council discussion and decision,” said Cr Morrison. Apart from Robelle Domain Stage Two, Councillor David Morrison is very excited as to what 2014 holds. Major projects for the Greater Springfield area include the construction of Mater Hospital, duplication of USQ, extension of Orion Springfield Central, construction of GE State headquarters and the opening of Eden Station Drive that will connect Springfield Greenbank Arterial and Augusta Parkway. “I am hoping that the Federal Government will support the Centenary Sports Hub adjacent to Springfield Central Station as a home for the Brisbane Lions. This is currently being re-assessed by the current Federal Government. “We live in a great city and all great cities of the world have great parks, I encourage all families to take time and visit the many parks we have across Ipswich City,” said Cr Morrison.

Tranquility combines with natural beauty and carefully manicured grounds at Brisbane’s Premium Cemetery and Crematorium

Centenary Memorial Gardens

Cnr Wacol Station & Wolston Roads, Sumner Ph 3271 1222

“Uncrowded and beautiful, a magnificent setting for memories, how pleased we are that my wife’s memorial is at Centenary Memorial Gardens” Gayle P.

ARBOR LAWN BURIAL SITES Located near the entrance at the high section of the grounds these sites provide a shaded resting place for your loved one and the opportunity to plant their favourite flowers in the garden that surrounds each tree. Centenary Memorial Gardens staff assist each family when the time comes to design the bronze plaque, we then arrange for the manufacture and placement of all memorial plaques. Arbor sites will cater for up to three placements and can also be used to place ashes after a cremation.

www.centenarymemorialgardens.com.au ~ email: info@centenarymemorialgardens.com.au Centenary Memorial Gardens is a fresh flowers only cemetery Page 2 - February 2014 - The Greater Springfield Times


Personally Speaking

By Susannah Friis with Susannah Friis

routine; noun - a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program. If you set new years resolutions, chances are you need to make those new things part of your routine. All the usual ones, such as, fitness, better eating, looking after yourself, or working towards finishing a project will require some sort of regular input in order to be accomplished. I don’t know about you, but the word ‘routine’ has a negative ring to it for me. Maybe it’s just my personality which leans more towards spontaneity than structure, and more towards impulse than intentionality, but when I hear the word ‘routine’ I groan inwardly, and sometimes outwardly! When you read the dictionary definition of the word, you’ll see that it’s not negative or remotely off putting at all. It’s merely the act of repeating a behaviour or exercise. See, it’s quite harmless really! Why do I buck against the thing that will actually give my life a sense of order, and help me achieve the things I want to achieve? Upon scrutiny, we see that routine makes up the life of every successful person. Tennis players certainly would know that routine practice makes them progress up the rankings. Musicians will agree that routinely working on their talent will increase their skill. And we all know that life runs far more smoothly if our kids have a good routine for before and after school! So why do so many of us (yes, I am assuming I’m not alone in this!) have a problem with keeping on doing the same thing day after day? Sometimes, I think it’s lack of results. If we’re trying to get fit, it can be hard to gauge our progress each day. If we’re trying to write a book, the slow incremental increase of that word count can seem non existent most days. If we’re adding activities into our day that will increase our mental health and well being, it’s hard to see those changes on a daily basis. Day by day, it can feel like skipping the gym ‘just this one day’ won’t make a big difference; and that not writing those 300 words ‘just this one day’ won’t effect the final tally when you submit the manuscript to an editor; or being too busy for that one hour of meditation ‘just this one day’ won’t really effect our overall demeanour for the day. The truth is though, the reason routines work and make a difference in our lives, is because their effects are accumulative. You may remember an ad that used to be on TV, I can’t remember what for (clearly didn’t work too well then, did it!) but the catch phrase was, ‘it won’t happen overnight... but it will happen!’ If we try to remain focussed on the end goal and not on the single steps we take each day, before we know it, we’ll be where we want to be and our goal will be our reality.

Letters to the Editor and feedback are always welcome, email Susannah at editor@LNP.net.au or leave a comment on her blog at www.susannahfriis.com

PHONE: 3271 2221 OR: 0427 115 979

Good old fashioned service WITH A SMILE

Gailes Shopping Centre, 7/65 Old Logan Rd, Gailes

OPEN 7 DAYS a week from 5am

Professional tuition for primary and high school students. Qualified Teachers building the foundations for academic success.

SUCCESS IN 2014 - ENROL NOW! Improve RESULTS Boost CONFIDENCE Raise SELF-ESTEEM Increase MOTIVATION Renew INTEREST IN LEARNING

CALL US TODAY TO BOOK YOUR FREE ASSESSMENT ON

0457 928 999 OR 1300 547 624

NO WIN - NO FEE

LANDMARK LAWYERS

PHONE 3288 4777 INCORPORATING CHRIS WLODARCZYK & CO 12 QUEEN STREET

(NEXT TO THE COFFEE CLUB)

GOODNA

W W W.L A NDM A RK L AW Y ERS.COM. AU

Snow White Dental Care Dr Huy (James) Viet Tran (BDSc) GENTLE & CARING : MBF & HCF Member Care . General Family Dentistry . Cosmetic Dentistry . Implants . Crowns & Bridgework . Gum Treatment . Wisdom Teeth Extractions & Root Canal Treatment

. Medicare Teen Dental Vouchers . Veteran Affairs . 1hr ZOOM WHITENING . ORTHODONTICS EMERGENCIES & NEW PATIENTS WELCOME OPENING HOURS:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat: 8am to 7pm Thurs: 8am to 9pm Sunday by appointment Shop 6, Cnr Springfield Parkway & Ashby Close

SPRINGFIELD (behind the Cheesecake Shop)

Phone: 3818

0672

The Greater Springfield Times -February 2014 - Page 3


Veterinary News By Dr Milan Savkovic BVSc GradDipVSc

Obesity and your pet

PLAY TENNIS IN 2014 ’ GUSE S TENNIS CEN TR E Forest Lake’s Tennis Centre

The Guse Family have been part of the Western Suburbs tennis community for over 35 years & welcome new & current players to play with us in 2014. • 4 Tennis Courts set in a country setting on the edge of Forest Lake • Monday & Thursday Nights - Adult In-House Nights • Coaching for Term 1 2014 recommences Monday the 3rd February 2014 New for 2014 - Saturday Morning Junior Coaching GROUP LESSONS: PRIVATE LESSONS: Hot Shots Program $11 30 minutes - $35 / lesson 45 minutes - $13 / lesson 45 minutes - $50 / lesson 1 hour - $15 / lesson 1 hour - $60 / lesson • New Season of Junior Fixtures starting Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February 2014 8 divisions available Fridays and Saturdays (180 players in Season 3, 2013) Cost is $99 per season

All players receive FREE Tennis Queensland Membership!

260 Government Road 3271 3852 Page 4 - February 2014 - The Greater Springfield Times

As we look to the New Year to make our weight loss resolutions for 2014, what better time to also focus on our pet’s weight loss goals for 2014. Whilst there are some diseases that can lead to obesity in our furry friends, more commonly over feeding and/or too little exercise is the culprit. Extra weight being carried by the body puts extra strain and pressure on the joints. This means these joints will wear and tear at a faster rate, and most likely go on to develop osteoarthritis, or be at higher risk of muscle, tendon or ligament tears or strains. Large breed dogs, especially once middle aged or older, are especially high risk for osteoarthritis in the hips and elbows. Once a pet is overweight and joint disease has set in, exercising becomes very hard, and the pet is trapped in a vicious cycle where they are unable to lose the weight through exercise. Although dogs don’t appear to suffer from hardening of the arteries like people, they can develop many other forms of heart disease. Additional weight increases the heart’s workload, making heart problems worse. Excess fat around the head and neck regions can also make breathing more difficult. This is seen most commonly in our ‘short faced’ breeds such as Pugs, Pekinese, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Boxers, and cat breeds such as Persians. On humid days, overweight, short-nosed dogs and cats are much more prone to heat stress. Feeding your pet excessively or inappropriate foods can stress the pancreas and contribute to both pancreatitis and diabetes. These two conditions are both serious and potentially life threatening and much more common in overweight dogs. Overweight cats are also at higher risk of developing diabetes. Clinical signs might include increased drinking and urination, an increased appetite despite losing weight or vomiting and lethargy. So how do you know if your furry friend is overweight? When you run your hands over the chest, you should be able to feel the individual ribs comfortably, and actually see the last couple in short haired breeds. Your pet should have a visible waist and be tucked-up under the belly. Cats will normally ‘hide’ their excess fat in their fat pads on their bellies – the feline version to the ‘beer gut’. Any weight loss program should be gradual, based on reduced calorie intake, increased exercise, and regular weigh-ins. Your vet or nutritional nurse can tailor a program especially for your pet. There are some excellent balanced dietary foods now available, which ensure that calorie intake is restricted without restriction of nutrients such as essential vitamins and minerals. It is vital that the whole family takes part in your pets diet as any extra snacks or treats from one family member will quickly undo all the good work. It might seem hard at first, but as your overweight pet loses weight, you will see a fitter, healthier pet. You can be confident that you pet will have a longer, happier life.


New name, same exciting competition

Fruition GUARANTEES successful outcomes. ASK HOW!

Individual tuition solutions:     LIKE us on Facebook

All ages  Fun All needs  Fast All subjects  Guaranteed Australian Curriculum

Phone 07 3107 8656

Matt. 12:33

Located opposite Springfield Fair Shopping Centre

www.fruition.com.au 1300 TUITION (884 846) Franchise Opportunities: 1300 FRANCHISE (372 624)

TINA DENTAL CLINIC Dr. Tina Vu (BDSC)

Professional Care ~ Advanced Facility Modern Relaxed Environment SERVICES INCLUDE:

Things are looking UP for the Springfield Christian Family (SCF) annual Talent Quest events held at Robelle Domain Parklands, for 2014. SCF have recently rebranded their talent quests giving them continuity over all four events during 2014. The overall new event name will be Springfield’s “Festivals of Colour”, with each event featuring a different talent search: Sing UP (formerly Make No Idol), Dance UP (formerly Dance for the Star), Jam UP (formerly Battle of the Bands), and Tune UP (formerly Instrumental Music Quest).  Our first event in 2014 will be the Festival of Colour Sing UP, and we would love the community to get involved.  Sing UP will be held from 3pm – 8pm, on Sunday 23rd February at The Circle, Robelle Domain Parklands, Education City Drive, Springfield Central. The talent quest events are community celebrations, charity fundraisers, and great opportunities for people of all ages from the community to share their United Purpose with the Greater Springfield area. Hence the UP (united performers) in the areas of singing (Sing UP: February 23), dancing (Dance UP: April 6), bands (Jam UP: September 21), and instrumental (Tune UP: November 2). “Our talent quests have been gaining a lot of momentum over the past year, with the recent inclusion of the Festival of Colour (formerly Lanterns in the Park), with the partnership with local market holders, including food stalls, entertainment, rides, and a spectacular fireworks display providing an even greater experience for the community to enjoy,” said Pastor Phil Cutcliffe. “Our final event for 2013 attracted well over 10,000 people across the day. “We would really love community and business support for our events in 2014. Your kind investment would not only help us host a great event for the community, but also help us raise necessary funds to support USQ University Chaplaincy.”  Organisers would love to hear from prospective entrants, volunteers, and sponsors. Interested residents can send an email to phil@springfieldchristianfamily.org.au or call him on 0411 021 153. Alternatively, contact Event Coordinator, Becky on 0430 515 714.

- Cosmetic Dentistry - Preventative Dental Care - Mouthguard/Splint - Tooth Whitening - Gum Treatment - Crown, Bridge & Veneer - Dentures - Root Canal Therapy - Wisdom Tooth Removal - Braces - Emergency Dental Care

Call us today on 3470 0288

Shop 13 Orion Shopping Centre

Western end of the Woolworths Mall off Town Square EFTPOS & CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

Now a Compounding Pharmacy

“Promoting a Healthier Community” • Professional Service and Advice • Medication Management Aides • Natural Health and Beauty • Free Blood Pressure Monitoring • Justice of the Peace • Diabetes Australia Sub-Agent • Dry Cleaning • Mobile Phone Recharges Shop 8, Camira Shopping Centre,

326-332 Old Logan Road, Camira

3288 5221

OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 8.00am - 6.30pm Sat - Sun 8.00am - 1.30pm

Proud supplier of the

National Diabetes Services Scheme supporting people with diabetes For more information contact pharmacy The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia

The Greater Springfield Times -February 2014 - Page 5


College News with Steve Croft, Head of College The Springfield Anglican College

Welcome to the 2014 school year. At The Springfield Anglican College the new school year is shaping up as an exciting year in the life of the College. The 2013 Year Twelve cohort are to be congratulated for achieving some very strong OP results, and importantly results that enabled them to gain access to their university course of preference. Overall, 29% of these students scored in the OP 1-5 band, 63% in the OP 1-10 band and 83% between OP 1-15. In each band these results sit well above State percentages and compare very well with schools across Queensland. While the College is not academically selective, such results validate the strong emphasis placed on academic achievement at the College. Across Years Seven to Twelve the College will be introducing, from the commencement of Term One, the newly developed ‘TSAC Positive Education Model’. Our passionate belief in student and staff wellbeing, coupled with the clear linkage between positive emotions and

Page 6 - February 2014 - The Greater Springfield Times

academic success all argue that the skills of wellbeing should be taught in College. The programme aims to assist all students, in particular, with the development of their emotional intelligence and resilience. In Term Two, the College will commence the next stage of the planned building programme on the Middle and Senior Campus; a significant build that will in many ways transform the Campus. The construction of a Creative Arts Precinct, Year Seven and Chinese classroom block and change facilities for PE and Sport, are planned to be operational for the commencement of the 2015 school year. In 2015, the College will be adding a third stream of Year Seven. The College has a set upper limit to the numbers of students able to enrol. This is set at 1,000 students, approximately 500 students on each of the College’s two campuses. The addition of the third stream of Year Seven will mean the Middle and Senior Campus will be close to capacity in 2015. For prospective parents this will mean the main entrance point into the College will become Kindergarten from 2016 onwards. Mr Steve Croft Head of College


Slip, Slop, Slap should top students’ back-to-school lists

SPRINGFIELD LAKES Our Services: - Discounted medications - Wide range of products Diabetes Australia - NDSS sub agent - FREE blood pressure monitoring - FREE Clinical baby nurse every Tuesday 2-5pm - FREE SMS for Script Reminder

“ Your Chemist, Helping you” Shop 12 Spring Lake Village Springfield Lakes Boulevard

Amongst the new pencil cases, exercise books and erasers, Cancer Council Queensland is urging parents to stock up on SunSmart essentials as a back-to-school priority. Queensland has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and supplies that will protect children from the damaging effects of the sun should be back-toschool essentials. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said parents are being urged to stock up on SunSmart supplies to reduce their child’s risk of developing deadly skin cancer later in life. “New shoes, lunchboxes and books have become back-toschool musts, with sunscreen and SunSmart supplies often falling by the wayside,” Ms Clift said. “Our State has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world – sun protection needs to be a priority every time we walk out the door. “We know that most sun exposure occurs in childhood years and that this exposure contributes significantly to the risk of developing cancer later in life. “The good news is that skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancers – we can reduce our worrying skin cancer trends by taking a few simple precautions and practicing SunSmart behaviour.” In Queensland, around 136,000 new skin cancer cases are diagnosed each year (3000 melanoma and 133,000 nonmelanoma skin cancers). In Brisbane alone, around 1096 people are diagnosed with melanoma each year. Ms Clift said the start of a new school year provided the perfect opportunity to challenge kids and young adults to think of new ways to make their daily school routines more SunSmart. “Make being SunSmart a healthy habit, just like eating breakfast!” Ms Clift said. “For best protection, you need to combine the five recommended behaviours: Slip on sun protective clothing, Slop on SPF 30 or above water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen, Slap on a broad-brimmed hat, Seek shade and Slide on wrap-around sunnies.” For more information on reducing your skin cancer risk or Cancer Council Queensland, visit www.cancerqld.org.au or call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.

3437 8562

OPEN 6 DAYS Monday-Friday 8am to 7pm Saturday 8.30am to 2.00pm

Need a tradesman? See pages 21-23 for our Trades and Services section and support a local.

AWARD AWARD--WINNING WINNING

PATIOS CARPORTS CARPORTS PERGOLAS

DON’TO PAY TO ! MUCH

• Custom-designed perfectly for your home. • One of Qld's top Stratco Outback dealers. • Award-winning builder, 45 yrs experience. Call Damian for your free quote and save yourself from paying too much!

GRANDWAY PATIOS 3393 1790

Mob 0418 744 780 • gwpatios.com.au GW Enterprises, Est 1966 QBSA Licence 694

GWP1937

The Greater Springfield Times -February 2014 - Page 7


Be in the heART of creative Springfield

Jazz Tap Ballet Contemporary Acrobatics Tumble Hip Hop Musical Theatre Boy’s Class Pre-School Dance Mummy & Me Eisteddfod Training Assessments & Fun Classes

DANCE STUDIO

27/1472 Boundary Rd, Wacol

FULLY EQUIPPED STUDIO

• Sprung Floors • Mirrors • Waiting Area • Plenty of Parking • Air-Conditioned

ENROL TODAY 3161 2829 0417 760 203

www.monikasunlimited.com.au Page 8 - February 2014 - The Greater Springfield Times

The Greater Springfield community is pulsing with many talents, energy and passion. One does not need to look too far to see that many residents are pursuing creative pathways, practicing as professional artists and are involved in creative businesses and industries, exploring artistic and craft avenues, and are already involved in public performances. With so much talent, energy and passion within our community, to be part of the Creative Springfield Hub might be an exciting option for you, your family or group of friends. Organisers are looking to hear from individuals, community and creative industries groups to establish the first Creative Springfield Hub. Whether you can just join on the night or be involved in the groups’ establishment, or just be on the communication list, let us know about you and your interests. Creative networks in the convenience of your own suburb or proximity of Greater Springfield might be just what you have been looking for. The Creative Hub will bring like-minded people together and find the best way to creative pathways to even stronger community through creative avenues, informal meetings, community gatherings, networking and business opportunities. Plans for the first community meeting, planning for creative individuals, businesses, community group and like-minded people, is well underway. The meeting will be held at USQ premises later in February. If you are creative or are part of an existing group, involved in creative industries as part of your business or personal interest or a hobby – lets us know and be part of the Creative Springfield Hub. For meeting details, please touch base with Jolanta by sending an email to studio88@optusnet.com.au, or phoning 0405 336 240.


Your heart, their home

Women only Body Firming & Toning Boot Camp

Have you considered fostering a child?

“You will never do anything more important than provide care for a child who can’t live in their own home,” says foster carer Andrew. “We believe that the one vital factor foster carers give children is hope; no one can really live without hope.” Andrew and wife Simone are two of the highly-valued foster carers supervised by Mercy Family Services (MFS). MFS cares for children in the Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich and Toowoomba areas who are unable to stay at home because of their protective needs, through their Foster and Kinship Care and Intensive Foster Care programs. Foster carers like Andrew and Simone are people living in the community who have the capacity to care for children and who, after a period of training and assessment, have been approved as suitable carers. Kinship carers are people from within the child’s own family or community who assume the responsibility of caring for children. Foster and kinship carers provide safe and caring homes for children and young people from birth to 18 years of age, for short or long periods of time. Intensive foster care provides additional resources to foster carers looking after children with particularly challenging behaviours, such as supplementary payments, respite care and extra services to assist the child. “In all our out-of-home care programs, we strive to respond to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities, as well as families and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,” says MFS Manager Shenade Sawyer, who manages the Brisbane North and South Foster and Kinship Care programs. “Children and young people need foster care for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it’s because a parent is unwell or they have limited personal resources or support around them,” Ms Sawyer says. “Or it could be because of poverty, homelessness or serious abuse and neglect. Poor housing, unemployment, ill-health, social isolation and disability can all contribute to a child or young person entering foster care,” she adds. The aim of foster care is to reunite children with their families. “We recognise that the best place for a child to be, if it’s safe, is in the care of their family. Unfortunately this is not always possible,” Ms Sawyer says. Mercy Family Services are reaching out to the community to find a diverse range of foster carers throughout the Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich and Toowoomba areas. “Our greatest need is for foster carers willing to care for children and young people aged between seven and eighteen years and/or sibling groups,” Ms Sawyer says. “Children and young people in foster care are just like other children, except they are likely to have experienced abuse and harm and, as a result, are often traumatised. They need patient and caring adults who can offer them support and understanding. “As a foster carer, you can provide respite, emergency, short or long-term care. Whatever you choose to do, your commitment will be highly valued,” she says. If you’re interested in finding out more about what makes good a foster carer, or to get an information pack, please call Mercy Family Services on 3340 5600 or visit www.mercyfamilyservices.org.au/fostercaring now.

Classes, Nutrition Program & Personal Training

PH: 0404 452 124 BOOTCAMP STARTS 17TH FE B Get stronger, healthier and more energized, without spending hours in a gym or strict dieting .... just to prove it I’ll give you ONE WEEK FREE PERSONAL SERVICE IN A COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT

CONTACT US TODAY FOR YOUR FREE TRIAL E:

femfitbootcamp@yahoo.com.au

S

O

L

I

C

.femfitbootcamp.com.au

WWW

I

T

O

R

Christine solman • Conveyancing • Wills and Estates • Powers of Attorney Consultation in your own home by appointment

Call Chris or Graeme

Ph: 3818 0249 20 Karamea Ave, Springfield. Facsimile: 3818 1116. Mobile: 0419 657 510

Taxation & Bookkeeping Solutions BAS & PAYG Friendly Service Qualified Accountants Level 1 Suite 39 Orion Springfield Town Centre

info@tsiaccounting.com.au www.tsiaccounting.com.au

3470 1111

∙ Custom Frames ∙ Mirrors ∙ Photos ∙ Original Artwork ∙ Limited Edition Prints ∙ Prints & Posters ∙ Certificates ∙ Memorabilia ∙ Jerseys ∙ Medals ∙ Needleworks ∙ Tapestries ∙ Objects ∙ Corporate Work ∙ Hanging Service ∙ Restoration Service

SHOP 29A HOMEMAKER CITY GOGGS RD JINDALEE PH 3279 0677 The Greater Springfield Times -February 2014 - Page 9


Counselling Australia

Treat the Cause not the Symptom

Orion Springfield Central expansion

Springfield Superclinic 29-31 Commercial Drive, Springfield

KATHY IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE

RELATIONSHIP COACHING INSTITUTE Kathy Ballantyne offers Relationship Coaching & Counselling for families, partners or work relationships P H O N E F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N

A NEW SOLUTION TO WEIGHT LOSS

NO SURGERY NO DIET

Certified Hypnotic Gastric Band Practioner

Psychologist/Hypnotherapist providing: • Hypnosis/NLP • Psychology • Counselling • Relationship Coaching • Energy Psychology

REBATES AVAILABLE

with Private Health Schemes and Medicare

For more information call

3374 0808 / 0417 935 010

www.counsellingaustralia.com.au Page 10 - February 2014 - The Greater Springfield Times

Springfield based Councillor David Morrison congratulates Mirvac on their commitment to the Greater Springfield Area. Mirvac recently announced they have finalised negotiations with Event Cinemas, Target and Coles to join Orion in late 2015. Events Cinema Complex will become the largest in the region with nine screens including two Gold Class and two VMax screens with approximately 2000 seats available. Coles will establish a full line store format and Target will create one of their largest new format stores. Cr David Morrison said that many residents have told him the only reason they leave the Greater Springfield area is to go to the movies. By the end of 2015, people can stay in the Greater Springfield area and enjoy latest releases on the big screen with free parking. Almost 80 additional speciality stores will be included in the next stage of Orion Springfield Central along with over 1000 additional car parks. Cr David morrison also said that Mirvac is unique as a developer as they own the land, design in-house and construct themselves. “I have no doubt whatsoever that Orion Springfield Central will continue to be a destination that will attract many for the great shopping experience,” said Cr Morrison.


Library fun comes to Camira Families with children aged up to five in the Camira area will be treated to the experience of active library programs and activities in their own backyard during February, with the Pop-up Library Fun for Little Ones visiting on two separate occasions during February. The program, aimed at children from birth to five-years-old, will be held from 9am to noon on both February 13 and 27 at The Camira Springfield Community Centre on 389 Old Logan Rd, Camira. “There will be different free activities provided each week including songs, rhymes, stories and activities,” said Cr Pahlke, Tourism and Libraries Committee Chairperson. Families will meet well-known book characters and enjoy the library’s collections supporting early literacy development including musical instruments and Duplo. There will also be free books and other resources to collect. Cr Pahlke said council had received grant funding from the Australian Government and Queensland Government under the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) program. “We have taken a number of our popular library programs and incorporated them into this special literacy program which we are now taking to various targeted locations around Ipswich. This program is specifically aimed at members of the community who may not currently be library users. We want to give them a taste of the various family and early literacy programs regularly on offer through Ipswich Libraries.” A representative from The Smith Family’s Let’s Read program, Michelle Trevino, also will be coming along to one session to provide parents with valuable information on the benefits of reading to children from an early age. Let’s Read is a federally funded program implemented by The Smith Family to promote reading from birth. “Ms Trevino will be handing out a special Let’s Read bag to those attending which will include a book and other merchandise.” Cr Pahlke said along with children and their parents, grandparents and carers were also welcome to attend and morning tea would be provided at each session. “This is a great opportunity for families to discover and enjoy some of the free programs and activities that the library has to offer the local community.” Bookings can be made online at www.ipswich.library.qld.gov.au/events/ or by calling Ipswich Central Library on 3810 6815.

The Greater Springfield Times -February 2014 - Page 11


PETER KOLB

Goodna/Springfield

Pharmacy Probus Club Update

Forest Fair Shopping Ctre Forest Lake : 3278 7511

Shops 4/5 Forest Fair, 120 Woogaroo Street

Park Village Shopping Ctre Middle Park : 3376 1355

Shops 25/26 Park Village, 92 Horizon Drive

OPEN 7 DAYS Queensland Security Rangers

1300 731 735

www.securityrangers.com.au Alarm System & Monitoring from:

$11.00 per week

Alarm Monitoring Only from:

$6.60 per week

“Protecting Our Community Since 1998”

Springfield Legal Service 1/6 Commercial Drive, Springfield

Conveyancing Business Contracts & Leases n Deceased Estates n Family Law Property Settlements, Children’s Issues, Divorces n Criminal Law n Wills & Powers of Attorney n n

SOLICITORS Peter Walsh Cathy Vo

3288 3511

www.springfieldlegals.com.au

Consistent A dvertising = F amiliarit y = T rust = Customers

People will buy from you when they trust you Let us help you build that trust with cost effective advertising that works! Call us today on 3201 1880 Page 12 - February 2014 - The Greater Springfield Times

by Pat van der Beek

Hi all and welcome to the first column of 2014 for the Goodna/Springfield Probus Club. With the festive season now well behind us, it’s time to crank up for the New Year and look forward to the many activities and interesting guest speakers we have lined up for 2014. Our first meeting for the year was held on February 5 but, as there was no January column, it was not possible to welcome potential members that time. However, we will continue to meet on the first Wednesday of the month so next month’s meeting will be on March 5. This gathering will be our AGM as well as a regular monthly meeting so there will be no guest speaker. However, as always, interested parties are welcome to attend. In January, a small group of us attended the ‘Treasures of Afghanistan’ exhibition at the Queensland Museum, a magnificent display of art and culture which was almost lost forever with the Soviet invasion of 1979 and the Taliban attacks of 1996. The museum’s curators were able to hide some of the treasures which are now travelling the world in this fascinating exhibition. Small ‘special interest’ groups within our club are encouraged, as members often have a diversity of interests. February’s outing was a cool and pleasant pub lunch. We hope you will become regular readers of our column again in 2014. All members are welcome at all activities and potential members are encouraged to contact Vic on the number below for details. Finally don’t forget our drop-in coffee mornings at Robelle Domain, Springfield Parklands, on the third Friday of each month. (This month’s date is 21st February). We would like to issue a cordial invitation to all retired and semi-retired local people to consider joining us. There is no charge for your first meeting and you are under no obligation to join. Interested? Your first step is to ring Vic on 3271 1096 or join us at 1.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Camira Friends and Neighbours Clubhouse in Bruce Lane (cnr Langley Road), Camira.

Camira Friends and Neighbours update by Pat Quickfall

Happy New Year everyone. It’s good to be back and to see so many members. Hoping it’s a wonderful and healthy year for everyone. Our first meeting of this year was held on Wednesday 22nd January. It was a good meeting as we had plenty to talk about after the break. Our next meeting was on 29th of January as we celebrated Australia Day with a sausage sizzle and some Aussie games. A great day was had by all. I am sure we are going to have another wonderful year at the club with outings, Cafe Nights, and not to forget Christmas in July. Our first outing for the year is to Brisbane Airport that is on Feb 26th. See you there.


Golden Moon Festival set to rise again The Golden Moon Festival is set to rise again on Saturday February 15th at Forest Lake Parklands from 4:30pm. After the success of last year’s show, the organisers are working hard to ensure that the Golden Moon Festival heralds a positive start to 2014. The Golden Moon Festival aims to bring everyone together, awakening a communal and inner happiness. This year, Food for Life, the organisers, have secured an international musical sensation straight from the UK. Jayadev John Richardson has captured audiences in over 15 countries with his soulful mantra choir. Engaging every single person in the audience, Jayadev gives each section a counterpoint of one of his beautiful, self-­penned songs to sing – the result is a group of total musical novices singing like a professional chorus in minutes! “He’s guaranteed to get everyone in the audience singing their hearts out,” says Sakhi Rai Das, after Photo courtesy of Charu Mukhi Dasi witnessing Jayadev’s performance in Brisbane two years ago. In addition, the Golden Moon Festival will include traditional dances, drum performances, a yoga demonstration and martial arts exhibition within their stage program. The surrounding stalls will have activities to keep children and adults entertained. “The fashion stall was an incredible hit last year, and the lines at the food stall were never shorter than a few people!” said organizer Mcklein Javeri. The fashion and food stalls will be open from 4.30pm whilst a free martial arts and dance class for children takes place on the main lawn. These stalls will continue to stay open as the stage program commences from 5.30pm. For more information on the festival, please visit www.goldenmoonfestival.com or call Niti Sheth on 0432 439 144 for more information.

The Greater Springfield Times -February 2014 - Page 13


FRE E Y S UNDAY FE B RUA R

FA M I LY FUN DAY

2 3 R D ~ 8A M TO 1 . 3 0 P M

Come along for a great FAMILY DAY and experience what the YMCA has to offer the LOCAL COMMUNITY

E M O C FREE RY &T

FREE

Ju m

pi n g Ca st le Fa c e Pa i nt i S au ng sag e Si z z le S qu ash

ym he G t n t i ko u ing Wo r i nd M d l ie s Chi i vi t Act ’ s las s Kid ce C n a l s y Ba Cla s Bod y c le C t ie s t i vi R PM c A t ic s P it nas m oam y F G e h rs in t - 14 y 4 s Fu n d r Ki o fo d u J

Get in shape NOW at the YMCA with

NO CONTRACTS

Results at an affordable price Includes 2 x ½ hr personal training sessions. Complete Gym Access & Group Fitness Classes Contact us today 3376 4266 *Offer valid until 31/03/2014. Conditions apply.

We build strong PEOPLE strong FAMILIES strong COMMUNITIES

Y M CA - PH : 3 376 4 2 6 6

76 Andaman Street, Jamboree Heights - www.ymcafitness.com/jamboree-heights Page 14 - February 2014 - The Greater Springfield Times


New AFL season kicks off in March

Stacey Toole

Massage Therapy

Deep tissue - remedial pregnancy - relaxation

Unit 1/8 Commercial Drive SPRINGFIELD

0433 946 921

health fund rebates apply - HICAPS & EFTPOS

STOP WINKING IN THE DARK “Doing business without

The Dragons AFL football team are raring to kick goals for the 2014 season. The club has set their sights on doubling the number of teams fielded this year and hope to have a team of under 6 players (a first for the club), two under 8 teams, a under 9s and 10s. “We want people to know we are still here, still teaching kids how to play footy,” said club president, Annette Densham. “We offer a wonderful family environment – as a small club, our volunteers know the names of each kid. We take the time to get to know the families of the children who play with us.” The club will be holding a come and try day at CJ Greenfields on Saturday 1 March from 10am to 11am. Newcomers will be introduced to the basics of footy – how to hand ball, kick and mark the ball, while parents will be able to ask questions and find out more about the club. “An existing aspect of the 2014 season for us will be running our canteen out of an actual building,” said Annette. “We received a Gambling Community Benefit grant three years ago and despite many challenges, have finally finished construction of the building. The canteen is an important part of our fundraising so having a professional set up is wonderful.” The AFL season starts in April and runs through to September. Teams play every Saturday at home and around the western suburbs – from Park Ridge to Ipswich to Taringa. The cost to play for the season is $125 for all age groups with a 10% discount for two or more children. For more information, please contact Annette on 0478 718 041.

advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.” Stueart Henderson Britt

BE SEEN

book online now www.LNP.net.au or phone 3201 1880

Annastacia

Palaszczuk MP Member for Inala

PO Box 75 Inala 4077

Phone: 3372 3207 inala @ parliament.qld.gov.au

The Greater Springfield Times -February 2014 - Page 15


g n i h c a o C e L if LEARN HOW TO

~ Set realistic personal goals ~ ~ Draw out your potential ~ ~ Reconnect with values & purpose ~ ~ Discover your strengths ~ ~ Beat self-sabotage ~ ~ Build a flourishing life ~

Full range of psychological services for individuals, couples and families Dr Kate Lemerle PhD, MAPS Psychologist

Free Counselling Clinic APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE We have Intern Psychologists seeking experience in psychological practice including administering tests (e.g. IQ, personality, health functioning etc) and providing short term counselling for stress-related problems, work issues, relationships and parenting skills.

No Referral Necessary Conditions apply – please call us to discuss

• 24/7 online booking service at our website • Day and After Hours Appointments • Medicare and Private Health Rebates • HICAPS on-the-spot processing of rebates For appointments please call • Bulk billing and Reduced Fees for Low Income Earners

3818 2639

SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS & PRICING http://chrysaliswellnessservices.fullslate.com Page 16 - February 2014 - The Greater Springfield Times

Coaching For Life

with Dr Kate Lemerle PhD MAPS Dr Kate Lemerle has over 25 years experience in the health industry and is a Coaching Psychologist with Chrysalis Wellness Services

For many, the resolutions made with such commitment and enthusiasm at the start of the year are fading and old habits have returned. As Life Coaches, we typically find February to be the month when there’s a lot of re-thinking as to why we made those resolutions, which may now be considered ridiculously optimistic. However, before you give up on those commitments altogether, take a few minutes to pause in your day and review why dedicating yourself to making significant life changes is so important. People commit to change for two main reasons – we want to be happier, and we want our lives to be meaningful. Being happy, and having a sense of purpose and meaning, are universal human drivers – regardless of where or when you’re born, every one of us strives to be happy and find some meaning in the things we do and the experiences we have. Nature has hard-wired us for happiness for a number of reasons that are becoming increasingly evident as the sophistication and depth of our understanding of the brain grows. Happiness is essential for survival - the immune cells of people who report being happy are stronger than those who are not, but surprisingly the immune cells of those who report leading meaningful lives are even stronger than those who are happy but without clear life purpose. Research has uncovered other differences between happiness and meaning. Happy people are significantly more aware of and engaged in the present moment, whereas people with a strong sense of meaning more frequently look for links between past, present, and future. People derive meaningfulness (but not necessarily happiness) from helping others, being a giver, whereas people derive happiness (but not necessarily meaningfulness) from being a taker. So science is now giving us some good pointers about how to achieve lasting happiness, and build purpose and meaning into our lives. It is well established that empathy, compassion, and happiness are skills that can be cultivated through deliberate decisions and actions, not just fleeting emotions. For example, one study that examined data of more than 200,000 people from 136 countries found that donating to charity in the past month boosts happiness “in most individual countries and all major regions of the world,” cutting across cultures and levels of economic well-being, and not even altered by levels of affluence or poverty. Humans feel good when they give to others. Other studies have conclusively shown that the daily practice of mindfulness - the moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and surroundings - improves our individual health and also makes us more compassionate toward others. In addition, people who practice mindfulness, even if only for a few minutes every day, show noticeable changes in brain activity, including in networks linked to emotional awareness. And emotional awareness – that is, understanding and valuing our own feelings as well as those of the people around us – is one of the most powerful protective factors against many mental health problems such as depression. The take-home message is that striving to achieve goals that have personal meaning for you inevitably helps you stay healthy, but also boosts happiness, and this can be enhanced by giving to others in simple ways such as encouraging a friend to also stay on track, which then comes back to you with improved motivation.


Kiwanis welcomes new members for the year

n O s ’ t a Wh at the CAMIRA SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE PHONE: 3818 0921

389 OLD LOGAN ROAD, CAMIRA www.westsidecommunitycare.org.au Hall For Hire - Parties, Sports, Meetings MON - FRI

Kids Club OSH Care Before and After School Care Vacation Care

TUES 9.30-11.30AM

Special Needs Disability Craft Program

6.30-7.30PM

Rhee Tae Kwondo

6.30-8.30PM

Goodna Gymnastics

WED 9.30-10.30AM Goodna Gymnastics

After celebrating 25 years of service to the community last year, the Kiwanis Club of Brisbane enters 2014 with new direction. Under the guidance of Anita Lennox and her team, the club will be looking to continue supporting charities locally, nationally and internationally, and to continue with our support, the Board will be giving a priority throughout the year to increasing the club membership. In 2013, the club members raised about $45,000 supporting the needs of charities within our communities. There is an ever increasing requirement for assistance from service clubs such as Kiwanis and to maintain our support, the club must continue to increase its membership base. The club started the New Year with three new members, who were inducted last month by the President, pictured from left Anita Lennox, Reianna Vercoe, David Read and Kathy Dunne, whose first commitment to the community was helping out at the Kiwanis BBQ for the Salvation Army Christmas Carols at Peter Lightfoot Oval, Middle Park.

A message from the Mayor’s Desk BY THE MAYOR - PAUL PISASALE School recently started back and I would like to remind all parents and motorists to please stick to the 40km/h speed limit around school zones. Children can be very unpredictable and are not the best judges of speed and distance so please also be vigilant around schools and keep an eye out for children walking, riding and being dropped off. If everyone follows the rules around schools, it makes it safe for all children. I would like to thank everyone who came along to enjoy the children’s exhibition Construction Site at the Ipswich Art Gallery over the school holidays. We had more than 25,000 people walk through the gallery doors, which is a tremendous achievement. The Gallery exhibition Built for Speed held at Orion Town Centre had a further 5000 participants, so thank you to everyone for supporting Queensland’s most popular regional gallery. The Ipswich Art Gallery has recently launched a new look website with an easy online booking system for upcoming events, including school holiday activities so be sure to check it out by logging on to: www.ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au.

9.30-11.30AM

Active Arts

5.30-7.30PM

Karate

2.00-7.00PM

Mobile Library (fortnightly)

THUR 6.30-7.30PM

Rhee Tae Kwon Do

6.30-8.00PM

Goodna Gymnastics

FRI 9.30-11.30AM

Playtime for preschool

9.30-11.30AM

Special Needs Disability Walking Program

3.30-5.00PM

KNECT Kids Primary (fortnightly)

6.00-9.00PM

Blue Light Disco (monthly)

7.00-10.00PM

KNECT Youth

SAT 7.30-9.30AM

Weight Watchers

9.00-NOON

Goodna Gymnastics

2.00-4.00PM

Lakeside Bootscooters

7.00-10.00PM

SDA Volleyball

SUN 8.30-12.30PM

Springfield Community Church

The Greater Springfield Times -February 2014 - Page 17


Rotary Club of Greater Springfield Update Aiming to change lives with vision of expansion

by Chris Steinback

After the challenge of its first year in operation, the Rotary Club of Greater Springfield, though a provisional club, is keen to engage others through its effort and commitment to provide service above self to change lives and provide a better place for our local community. The club commences 2014 with a determination to succeed and engage Rotary by utilising its talent, skill, experience and enthusiasm to add value to the lives of others in the local and international community. The members of the Rotary Club of Greater Springfield are very excited to celebrate the official chartering of the club by Rotary International on 12 April 2014 at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club. To do so, the new club needs a minimum number of 25 members in order to join the Rotary family. Currently, the club has 20 members so has approximately three months to encourage local citizens to join our passionate team prior to charter. We need local people young and old, male and female, to join this wonderful organisation of like minded people driven by passion and united by a common vision to make the world a better place. Together we can achieve more with an attitude of service to apply to whatever we strive to achieve. Maybe you have never thought about Rotary, maybe you have never been asked. Maybe you could potentially be one of tomorrow’s Rotarians joining with like minded people to make a difference to our local and the international community. Just give us a call and come along to a meeting. You will be most welcome. Rotary needs strong clubs focused on serving their local and international community with significant projects, clubs which promote Rotary and publicize action-orientated service, clubs which plan with determination to change the world for a better place and, finally, clubs that are prepared to accept change and challenge their own comfort zones. This is the vision the Rotary Club of Greater Springfield hopes to achieve. Rotary is 108 years old and open to people of all cultures and ethnicities in almost all countries of the world. Rotary recognises that in order to be around for another 108 years, it will be required to accept change and embrace and capitalise on change for the benefit of a successful organisation going forward. The Rotary Club of Greater Springfield (prov) holds its meetings every Thursday evening at 6.30pm at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club, 1 Tournament Drive Brookwater. For enquiries, contact Club Secretary Lachlan Clarke on 0409 711 199, visit us on Facebook or send an email to greaterspringfieldrotary@hotmail.com.

Page 18 - February 2014 - The Greater Springfield Times


Councillor ’s Comments by Cr Paul Tully ( DIV 2 )

PH

3818 6900

EM

paul @ tully.org.au

Happy New Year I look forward to an exciting 2014 as key facilities including the new Mater Hospital at Springfield Central commence and the population of the City of Ipswich climbs towards 200,000. Stage 3 Orion Shopping Centre at Springfield Central approved Stage 3 construction of the $154.3 million Orion Springfield Central is expected to commence in March 2014. The approval includes a new nine cinema Event complex, which will be the largest in the region with nine screens, as well as two gold class cinemas and two VMax cinemas. Target, Coles and 80 additional retail stores are part of the Stage 3 expansion. These stores will include fashion, cafes and restaurants as well as community services and convenience outlets. There will be an extra 1200 car parks provided as part of the development approval. Springfield Central Railway Station Construction has commenced on the additional car parking adjacent to the Springfield Central railway station. Commuter parking at the station will provide for 500 vehicles when this project is completed. Viva Cribb Bursary Applications for the 2014/2015 Viva Cribb Bursary close on 24 February 2014. The Bursary of up to $5000 is available to an individual or non-profit group in Ipswich, to assist with the costs of a project to document, record or publish a significant aspect of the local history of Ipswich. For further information, contact Ipswich Libraries on 3810 7272 or visit www. ipswich.qld.gov.au/community/grants_sponsorships. Movies in the Park Saturday 1 March The movie Parental Guidance (PG) will be screening at the Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve corner Cedar Road and Moreton Avenue Redbank Plains on Saturday 1 March, commencing at 6.30pm. Bring along a picnic basket, blanket and chair with the family and enjoy the night. For further information about Movies in the Park visit www.ipswich.qld.gov.au. Storm Season Are you prepared for natural hazards and emergencies such as fire and severe storms? A few hours spent working through simple planning tasks with your household, putting aside supplies and securing your home could mean the difference between life and death. To download fact sheets to help you and your household in the event of an emergency visit www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/residents/emergency_management/index. Thought for the Week Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein

NATIONAL SENIORS UPDATE

Goodna/Redbank Branch by Vera

Somerwil, Branch President

It didn’t take long to reach February and the heat that goes with it. It is also time for the branch to begin its meetings and activities. As mentioned in the last edition of the Greater Springfield Times, the branch has invited author Ryll Paul to come along to talk about her book, Pebbles on the Road, for the first meeting to be held on Tuesday February 18. Perhaps this might inspire you to write up your own journey through life. On March 5, members are invited to attend the Coffee Club morning with Brian at the Industry Café, Redbank. This café proved to be a popular venue for branch members last year. An explorer trip has been arranged for Tuesday March 11, starting with travelling by train to Central and a tour of the restored Brisbane City Hall at 10.30am. A speaker for the March meeting will be a physiotherapist from the Ipswich Physiotherapy Centre. A visit to the Beenleigh Historical Village Museum has been arranged for Tuesday March 25. The full cost will be $28.00 which includes morning tea and lunch and entrance fees. Bookings can be made with John for this trip. Branch meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Goodna Leagues Club, Brisbane Terrace, Goodna, 9.30am for a 10.00am start. For further information about Branch meetings and activities please contact the Secretary Val on 3297 5735.

The four news magazines of Local News Publications covers 30 suburbs south of the Brisbane CBD, allowing you to target the local area best suited to you and your business. If you’re looking to increase your local sales, then with a combined distribution of over 44,000, and the potential readership of at least 100,000, these news magazines will provided you with a proven meduim. Centenary News

Circulation of approximately 11,000 homes and business in the suburbs of Mountt Ommaney, Westlake, Riverhills, Jamboree Heights, Middle Park, Jindalee, Sinnamon Park, Seventeen Mile Ricks, Windermere and Edenbrooke.

The Lake News

Circulation of approximately 11,000 homes and business in the suburbs of Forest Lake, Ellen Grove, Doolandella, Heathwood, Richlands and Forestdale.

The Local News Circulation of approximately 11,500 homes and business in the suburbs of Chelmer, Graceville, Tennyson, Sherwood, Corinda and sections of Indooroopilly. the greater

Springfield Times Circulation of approximately 11,000 homes and business in the suburbs of Springfield Lakes, Springfield, Brookwater, Augustine Heights, Camira and Gailes. www.LNP.net.au 3201 1880 intry@LNP.net.au intray@LNP.net.au Find us on Facebook

The Greater Springfield Times -February 2014 - Page 19


nfo Page Local Contacts Info Page Local Contact

Info Page Local Contacts Info Page

Walking Group: Schools Springfield Lakes Heart Foundation and Camira State School, Playgroup & P&C Orion Walkers 3810 6666 Aiki Jutsu Martial Arts USQ Athletics - Goodna Little Athletics 3381 4888 www.camirass.eq.edu.au healthy4life@ipswich.qld.gov.au Yong: 3470 4420 goh@usq.edu.au 0403 813 676 or 0419 197 272 Kindergarten Association Camira www.goodnalittleas.com Augustine Heights Cheeky Monkeys 3818 1789 Westminster Warriors Soccer Club Anna 0405 450 704 Harriot 0417 014 873 Basketball - Springfield Brumbies Redbank Plains Ph: 0450 005 152 Good Shepherd Catholic Primary June Tahata 0412 181 330 Bushwalking & Environmental 3437 5000 www.goodshepherd.qld.edu.au springfieldbrumbies@yahoo.com Groups, S’field Lloyd 3282 3737 Families & Health Redbank Plains: Baseball Western Districts Bulldogs Camira Slimmers Shirley 3372 5851 Primary: 3814 9222 Laurie 0421 137 406 Alcoholics Anonymous www.redbplaiss.eq.edu.au/wcmss Camira Scout Group www.wests.baseball.com.au Ph 3255 9162 www.aa.org.au State High: 3432 1222 Asst Group Leader - Stephanie - 0401 395 408 Canoe Polo, Springfield Lakes www.redbplaishs.eq.edu.au Al-Anon District Commissioner - Greg - 0414 494 389 Mick 0402 643 465 Ph 3854 0331 Redbank Primary 3381 4111 Community Centres: Cricket Club, Eastern Raiders Asperger Services Aust West Springfield Lakes 3381 9015 St Augustines College Bruce 0418 742 307 Brisbane Region Support Group Camira/SField Chris 3818 0921(bh) 3814 8300 www.stac.qld.edu.au eastern-raiders@hotmail.com Ph Jane 3278 3082 St Francis Xavier Primary Community House, Gailes 3879 3004 Australian Breastfeeding Collingwood Park Power Junior AFL Goodna 3818 0100 Association Friends & Neighbours Club, Camira Redbank Plains - Elly 0432 415 124 www.stfrancisxavier.qld.edu.au Springfield & surrounds group Pat 3818 9343 powerafc@live.com.au St Peter’s Lutheran College Sue 0406 746 653 Friendship Group - Weekenders (Cycling) SField Road Riding 3470 3888 www.stpeters.qld.edu.au Christian Family & Westside Ages 35+, 3191 2105 Bernie Ripoll MP 3818 3900 S’Field Lakes State School 3437 9888 Community Care, Springfield Giving With Love Clare 3814 4400 Dragon Boat Club, Lake’s District www.springfieldlakesss.eq.edu.au Phil Cutcliff 3818 2915 0413 609 312 Good News Group Staines Memorial College (SField) Falun Dafa Jean 3818 1986 Anna 3818 0454 Football (Soccer) Clubs: 3288 5666 www.staines.qld.edu.au Louise 3411 1174 Western Spirit www.falundafa.org Jacaranda Jam Community Choir The Springfield Anglican College Phone: 3818 6160 Angela 3818 3449 Primary Campus 3818 5777 Ipswich Multiple Birth Association Futsal: Jan: 0414 661 911 spiritfc.com.au Jennifer 0411 789 850 www.imba.net.au Senior Campus 3814 8100 Karate - TSKF Springfield enquiries@spiritfc.com.au www.tsac.qld.edu.au Sensei Chris Myers 0423 386 676 Springfield United FC Ryan 0418 879 091 Kites Family Day Care tskfspringfield@gmail.com Westside Christian College (Goodna) 3818 0329 Golf Groups, Social Grade (1-3) 3437 9001 admin@kitesfdc.org.au Line Dancing Camira/Springfield Grade (4-12) 3437 9000 Community Centre - Irene 0416 310 930 Spring Lakes Steve 0408 913 112 New Parent Group - Springfield Lakes Prep 3437 9004 OSHC 3381 0529 S’Field Lakes, Rusell 3288 1285 Megann 0499 652 808 Lions Club of Greater Springfield www.wcc.qld.edu.au John 3814 5633 Jeanine 0409 429 368 Playtime, Camira/Springfield Woodcrest State College (SField) Greater Springfield Storm JAFC Comm Ctr, Robyn 3818 0921 National Srs, Goodna/Redbank Junior Campus 3280 2477 President Llewellynn Reidy Middle Campus 3437 9555 Vera 3271 2772 Rosemaree 3282 1093 0423 777 509 Playgroup, Gumnuts, Camira Senior Campus 3437 9666 Tenille 3818 6470, 0421 4480 046 www.facebook.com/springfieldlakesafc Probus Club of Goodna-Springfield www.woodcrestsc.eq.edu.au Playgroup, Springfield Lakes Vic 3271 1096 or Andy 3288 3700 Indoor Bowls Heather 3288 1744 Eric & May 3814 0887 Churches Redhookers Fishing Club Inc St John Ambulance Bellbird Park Div Felix 3814 3845 www.rhfc.com.au Indoor Soccer, Springfield Augustine Heights Catholic Church Enquiries 0413 448 031 Yan Christiansen 3818 0008 Fr Mauro Conte 3814 8360 Rotary Club of Goodna SNAP for special needs, Peter 3288 3511 KICKXercise Breakthrough Church Springfield Camira/SField Comm Centre, Ps David Vaka 0434 421 720 Soroptimist International of Springfield contact Camira/Sfield Communty House Lois 0414 318 623 3818 0921 Bev Ditton 0414 340 216 Camira Christian Assembly Suicide Bereavement Support Assoc bevditton@gmail.com Maritime Modellers Inc, SField Lakes 0431 663 228 Lynne 1300 767 022 John 3282 2619 or Allan 3806 6740 S’field Lakes Coffee & Social Group Christian Outreach Centre www.sosbsa.org.au www.marinemodellers.info Enquiries: meetupsocial@gmail.com Bellbird Park 0433 680 223 Netball Club, Springfield Lakes Disciples Church Springfield Springfield Lakes Girl Guides Government Registrar - Karen 0411 559 493 Ps Greg Gardiner www.disciples.org.au Megan 0414 237 333 Susan 0415 955 375 Samantha 0425 786 522 Grace Christian Church Redbank Plains Federal Member 0409 272 007 www.gracecc.com.au S’Field Lakes Leisure Group (Empty Nesters) Orienteering Club, Ugly Gully Bernie Ripoll MP (Oxley) Lee 3378 7375 Colleen 3879 0956 or 0434 204 344 Maranatha Worship Centre Camira 1800 640 839 / 3879 6440 Caroline 3288 2760 or bernie.ripoll@ahp.gov.au Multicultural Church, 3271 4712 Orion Springfield Run for Life ciszoke@bigpond.com www.bernieripoll.com.au Phil Cutcliffe 3818 2915 New Life Presbyterian Church Springfield Springfield Sparklers Senior Dance State Member 3288 1716 www.newlifebrisbane.org.au Radio Model Yacht Club Troupe - Christine 0414 451 438 David 3879 6220 Jo-Ann Miller (Bundamba) Oasis Church Springfield Robert 3288 3542 3288 3737 / 3844 8101 www.theoasis.org.au 3282 0847 Table 8 Singles Bundamba@parliament.qld.gov.au Ps Don Stewart 0421 870 754 Enquiries: meetupsocial@gmail.com Rugby League Annastacia Palaszczuk (Inala) www.meetup.com/table8singles S’Field Panthers Scott 0405 108 931 St Francis Xavier Catholic Church 3372 3207 / 3239 3000 Goodna 3818 0111 Toastmasters, Springfield Lakes inala@parliament.qld.gov.au Rugby League, Juniors: Bill 0400 561 264 Springfield Anglican Church 3818 4077 S’Field Gary 3818 7370 Tony 3288 5924 Ipswich City Council Redbank Plains Jardd 0421 504 531 Springfield Community Church Toastmasters, Goodna, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale 3810 6201 Camira Community Centre 3288 2434 Mike 3372 4349 ppisasale@ipswich.qld.gov.au Rugby Union Clubs Springfield Christian Family 3818 2915 Goodna Peter Aiavao 0427 751 506 Trefoil Guild, Centenary Cr Victor Attwood (Div 3) info@springfieldchristianfamily.org.au Janet 3376 1889 3288 5899 vattwood@gil.com.au S’Lakes Hawks Jeremy 0449 682 960 Springfield Uniting Church Cr Sheila Ireland (Div 9) Westside Community Care Running Group Greg 0408 628 104 3810 6231 sireland@ipswich.qld.gov.au (Multicultural) 3818 8098 Rita 3818 0921 Self Defence Tkd & Hapkido Cr David Morrison (Div 1) Voice of the Lord Assembly (African Church) Westlife Community & Westlife Care 0433 300 617 3818 3100 dmorrison@ipswich.qld.gov.au Mr Godfrey Egwu 0420 308 097 Yvonne 3381 9988 camira.sd.tkd@optusnet.com.au voiceofthelordassembly@yahoo.com Cr Paul Tully (Div 2) Westside Business. Women Group Softball Club 3818 6900 ptully@ipswich.qld.gov.au Westlife Church Springfield www.westsidebusinesswomen.com Camira John or Julie Ashby 3288 1986 3381 9988 www.westlifechurch.org.au Raiders Sandie 0402 485 795 Westside Spiritual Haven Meditation Westside Christian Church Hobbies, Arts & Craft Yvonne 0422 551 102 Softball, OzPitch, Springfield Lakes Camira 3381 8156 or 0423 814 700 Rebecca 3391 2447 email: pastor@westsidechristianchurch.com.au Wine Club, Springfield Di 3288 3388 Active Crafts Westside Spiritual Haven Camira Swim Club, Waterworx Amateur Club Sharon 0402 342 551 Women’s Group, Springfield & Yvonne 0422 551 102 Annette 0417 775 900 Surrounds Sarah 3812 0138 Crafty Women’s Craft Group a.zbasnik@three.com.au Deb 0417 774 630 or 3495 7051 Youth Nights (Friday Nights) Local JPs Touch Football High school aged & young uni, Cross Stitch Club Justice of the Peace (Qual) Springfield Lakes Paul 0411 348 470 Stacey 0425 715 714 Chris 3217 0976 Redbank Plains Jardd 0421 504 531 Suzanne Donovan 3818 3915 Youth Space, Goodna Garden Club, Camira Louise Morton 3818 6765 Tennis, Springfield Lakes Social Danny or Vince 3818 9934 Irene 3288 2414 Thien Nguyen 3288 5221 3381 9652 It’s Sew Easy - Springfield Jeff Nicol 3288 3011 Table Tennis Assoc, Ipswich Helen 3812 3092 Andrew Thai Discount Drug Store, David 3282 4708 www.aussew.org.au SField, 3437 8562 Glen 3389 6563 Dallas Tunnah 3288 3175 Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Club Trim & Tone Exercise Group Karen 3814 3525 Commissioner of Declaration Lisa Purcell 0428 822 010 Ingrid 3288 4614 Harold James Jackson 3389 1418

Local Clubs & Groups

Sport & Fitness

G E T IN V O LV E D

BE AC TIV E

Groups & organisations listed are not for profit and run by volunteers.

Page 20 - February 2014 - would The Greater Times listed please send your request to springfieldtimes@lnp.net.au If your group like theirSpringfield contact information


TRADES & SERVICES - 3201 1880 AIR CONDITIONING Sales Installations Service & Repairs

CLEANING

Dirty Tiles & Grout? ...forget pointless scrubbing Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning

PHONE

Grout Coloursealing & Re-Colouring

3262 3299

Tile & Grout Clear Sealing

Relax

Damaged Tile Repairs Tile Re-Grouting Silicone Replacement

AIRCONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION

Tile ‘Anti-Slip’ Treatment

Your Local Air Conditioning Specialist

Shower Glass Restoration

ARC Licence No. L004004

PH: 3806 2992 MOB: 0411 181 169 relaxair@bigpond.net.au

Call David 0400 480 580 www.groutpro.com.au

Call for an OBLIGATION FREE Quote

BOBCAT HIRE When a bobcat's too big and a shovel's too small. Scott Donald (Owner/Operator) 0418 880 893 or 3800 9961 • 4 in 1 bucket • trencher • leveller • post-hole borer • rippers

BOBCAT HIRE P.C. 30 EXCAVATOR HIRE

General Earthmoving Contractor • Rock Breaker • Hole Boring • Tip Truck Retaining Walls - Block or Rock General Concreting

Phone Ray 3818 3878 0412 983 878

CARPET CLEANERS & PEST CONTROL BRISBANE WEST

We Clean, Seal & Re-colour Tile & Grout

ALL SUBURBS

Q.B.S.A Licence No. 1068429

CARPET CLEANING

CARPET CLEANING

* Carpet

Cleaners * * Upholstery * * Internal & External * Pest Control for further information & fees:

Call Trevor: 0415 301 671

www.apexbrisbanewest.com Carpet Cleaner Accreditation; Licenced Pest Management; Fully Insured

ELECTRICAL

Darren Kelsall

Carpet, Tile & Grout

• Carpets • Upholstery • Urine Removal • Tile & Grout Cleaning • Grout Recolouring including floors, bathrooms and showers

• Tile Repairs

Visit our Website: www.diamondcarpettileandgrout.com.au

PH: 0418 919 433 or 3879 1943

Lic No. FOREST LAKE RESIDENT 60342 Electrical Contractor

Split system air conditioner installations

For all your electrical work, contact your friendly electrician.

Ph: 0422 474 737 A/H 3372 4140 Domestic • Commercial • Industrial

JORGENSEN ELECTRICAL Lic No. 96

Television Electric P/L

Mon-Fri 7am-5pm Established since 1958

AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Ph: 3271

4178

BOOKKEEPING

carpet cleaning

Bookkeeping • Admin Systems & Support • Training

Don’t get stressed!

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

MYOB & QuickBooks Organiser Extraordinaire BAS & IAS Returns Payroll Administration BookkeepingAudits Cert IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping)

CALL We Create Order from Chaos! today! www.adminadvantage.com.au

3879 9003 or 0412 656 031

BAS Agent # 92342015

CARPENTER

J & F Constructions All scopes of Carpentry ■ New Homes ■ Renovations ■ Decks and Patios ■ Retaining Walls ■ Rural & Domestic Fencing ■ Link Block Walls ■ Obligation Free Quotes ■ Quality Workmanship

Phone Joel: 0432 250 150 QBSA Lic No. 1083835

Fax: (07) 3297 1570

DISCLAIMER:

The views expressed in articles or letters by contributors are not necessarily the views of the publishers and the publishers accept no responsibility for such views.

the company you can trust to assist in creating a HEALTHIER and SAFER environment.

Ph:

3376 7677

OWNER - OPERATOR

BONE DRY in just 30 minutes!

Summer Special 3 Bedrooms Dry Cleaned for just $77.00

CALL MAGNA DRY

If you’re looking to increase your local sales, then with a combined distribution of over 44,000, and the potential readership of at least 100,000, these news magazines will provided you with a proven meduim. Centenary News

Circulation of approximately 11,000 homes and business in the suburbs of Mountt Ommaney, Westlake, Riverhills, Jamboree Heights, Middle Park, Jindalee, Sinnamon Park, Seventeen Mile Ricks, Windermere and Edenbrooke.

The Lake News

Circulation of approximately 11,000 homes and business in the suburbs of Forest Lake, Ellen Grove, Doolandella, Heathwood, Richlands and Forestdale.

The Local News

www.andersens-carpetcleaning.com.au

FOREST LAKE CARPET CLEANERS

The four news magazines of Local News Publications covers 30 suburbs south of the Brisbane CBD, allowing you to target the local area best suited to you and your business.

If people don’t see you and people don’t hear about you then people don’t talk about you...

get noticed with a Trades & Services ad in The Greater Springfield Times

0418 872 078 Ph: 3201 1880 TRADES & SERVICES - 3201 1880

Circulation of approximately 11,500 homes and business in the suburbs of Chelmer, Graceville, Tennyson, Sherwood, Corinda and sections of Indooroopilly. the greater

Springfield Times Circulation of approximately 11,000 homes and business in the suburbs of Springfield Lakes, Springfield, Brookwater, Augustine Heights, Camira and Gailes. www.LNP.net.au 3201 1880 intry@LNP.net.au intray@LNP.net.au Find us on Facebook

The Greater Springfield Times -February 2014 - Page 21


TRADES & SERVICES - 3201 1880 FENCING

ALLSTYLE FENCING (QLD) PTY LTD QBSA 701657

Pool Fencing

• Weldmesh • Gates • Colour Bond • Chainwire • Glass Pool Fencing

24 Mining St. Bundamba

PH: 3282 6553 LANDSCAPING

Professional Lawn & Garden

STOP WINKING IN THE DARK “Doing business without

advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.” Stueart Henderson Britt

ALL ASPECTS OF LANDSCAPING

BE SEEN

book online now www.LNP.net.au or phone 3201 1880

-Retaining Walls -Irrigation Systems -Turf & Plants -Design Services

POOL SERVICES

Reliable guaranteed service - Fully insured

RING Mike Winwood FOR HONEST, RELIABLE SERVICE

MOB: 0414 497 590 or 3297 5903 LOCKSMITHS

LAKES LOCK & SECURITY 0401 31 05 05

your our ultimate locksmith service 24 HOURS / 7 DAYS Lockouts & Repairs Deadlocks & Window Locks Automotive & Commercial Security upgrades to insurance standards Restricted Keys & Locks Combination changes

FREE ADVICE & QUOTES

Family owned local business 23 years experience

MOBILE MECHANIC

MOBILE MECHANIC

Andrew Schultz 0416 020 168

Qld Transport Modification Plates Repairs to all makes & models Log Book servicing EFI diagnostic for cars, 4WDs & light trucks Unleaded Conversions, Clutches, Timing Belts, Water Pumps, Brakes, Steering, Tune-ups, Long Motors & ALL CAR SERVICES

OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Springfield Pool & Spa Supplies

Get your pool ready for Summer

. Mobile servicing - regular or casual . Equipment repairs . Green pool clean-ups . Regular or casual pool . Free in-store computerised water testing . Friendly, honest & reliable service OPEN: M-F 8-5.30 SAT 8-1, SUN 9-12 W W W. BIGO NSPAS.COM . AU

SERVICES AVAILABLE: Blocked Drains Cleared New Sewerage & Stormwater Installations or Replacements CCTV Drain Camera Inspections with Locator for accurate fault finding & pin pointing of blockages including depth readings

ALL WORK DONE RIGHT – THE FIRST TIME AND FULLY GUARANTEED

CALL Jim: 0428 313 830

Office 3818 6446

www.cleardrains.com.au

Family Business - 28 years experience

Phone Matthew on 0423 830 853 ABN 45 043 267 877 S General

QSBA Lic. No. 1053315

Maintenance & Guttering S Hot Water Units S Drainage S Burst Pipes & Blocked Drains S Roofing

Lakeside Plumbing & Gas Covering all your Plumbing & Gas Requirements Hot water specialists

Qualified A-Grade Mechanic STEVE BARNES 0408 982 274 stevesmobilerepairs@gmail.com

QBSA 1187623

*

For a fast & reliable service

Scott 0449 738 020

lakesideplumbingandgas@gmail.com www.lakesideplumbingandgas.com.au

*CONDITIONS APPLY

Page 22 - February 2014 - The Greater Springfield Times

3814 1544 Shop 11, 6-8 Keidges Rd, BELLBIRD PARK

TREE LOPPING

SUPA SHIELD

Phone: 3386

0555

www.kbsecurity.citysearch.com.au LICENCE # 1159762

email: kbsecurity@hotmail.com

SECURITY SERVICES

Eureka Security

100% TREECYCLE COMPANY

Are you storm ready?

FREE QUOTE FULLY INSURED We guarantee to turn up to every Quote on Time, EVERY TIME GDE specialises in preventative maintenance to get your home storm ready. Call us today for a FREE quote on 3278 9411 www.gdetreeservices.com.au

1300 656 982

We offer many security services including:

• Static Guards • Event Security • Gatehouse, Warehouse & DC’s

Discover what we can do for you by visiting us at:

eurekasecurity.com.au Proudly an ASIAL Member

Colour your ad Add colour to your Trades & Services ad for less than $14 per month.

& stand out

Cost additional to Black & White rate. Minimum of 3 month booking.

(recordings to DVD &/or USB)

with experienced operator Rainwater Tanks supplied &/or installed All general plumbing & drainage maintenance & repairs

Custom ~ Freehand Celtic ~ Tribal Japanese ~ Traditional

See-through Stainless Steel

Flooding problems solved Super Mini Excavator

(can access openings as narrow as 700mm wide)

Tues to Sat 10am-5pm

Hinged & Sliding Doors Security Screens & Insect Screens

Call your local security professionals on

QBSA Licence No.1089736

TATTOOS Bellbird Park

SPECIALISTS IN MADE TO MEASURE

PLUMBING

The Experts Underground

TATOO ARTIST

SecurityDoors & Screens

3288 1033

INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

On Site Servicing SUMMER Convenient & Trustworthy SERVICE Reliable Breakdown Specialist SPECIAL Over 25 years experience $175

SECURITY SCREENS

Deadline Date for February issue is Friday 28 February Consistent Advertising = Familiarity = Trust = Customers

People will buy from you when they trust you Let us help you build that trust with cost effective advertising that works! Call us today on 3201 1880


TRADES & SERVICES - 3201 1880 TUITION

GUITAR TUITION Redbank Plains School of Guitar

• Tuition by trained Classical Guitarist • All styles • All ages • Beginner to Advanced • Trinity & A.M.E.B. exam prep Ph: 3814 2116

Professional Tuition by Qualified Caring Teachers

• English • Mathematics (including Years 11 & 12)

Forest Lake Shopping Centre

3879 2899 or 0457 928 999 UPHOLSTERY

UPHOLSTERER DON'T THROW OUT YOUR OLD LOUNGE OR CHAIRS - RE-COVER NOW AND SAVE $$$s OFF THE PRICE OF NEW ONES!!

STEVE BROWN UPHOLSTERY

PHONE: 3206 9985 MOBILE: 0401 418 848

FREE QUOTES • FREE PICK-UP • 7 DAYS

on facebook be part of the conversation FOLLOW THE LINK:

lnp.net.au/the-greater-springfield-times

3201 1880

Notice to Advertisers “Warranty and Indemnity”

Advertisers and / or advertising agencies upon and by lodging material with the Publisher for publication of any material INDEMNIFY the Publisher, its servants and agents against all liability claims or proceedings whatsoever arising from the publication and without limiting the generality of the foregoing to indemnify each of them in relation to defamation, slander of titles, breach of copyright, infringements of trademarks or names of publication titles, unfair competition or trade practices, royalties or violation of rights of privacy AND WARRANT that the material complies with all relevant laws and regulations and that its publication will not give rise to any rights against or liabilities in the Publisher, its servants or agents and in particular that nothing therein is capable of being misleading or deceptive or otherwise in breach of Part V of the Trade Practices Act 1984. Wren Enterprises Pty Ltd Springfield@LNP.net.au

www.LNP.net.au

Find us on Facebook

EVERY YOUNG PERSON DESERVES A YOUNG LIFE Aged care is no place for any young person. Yet right now, more than 7,500 young Australians with high care needs are living in aged care. 700,000 more are being cared for at home by family and friends, often with limited support. Why? If you, or a loved one, were to suffer an accident or illness that left you, or them, in need of full-time care, there are currently few alternatives for care and housing available. Youngcare works to change this by building more age appropriate housing; financially assisting through At Home Care Grants; and providing information and advice through the Youngcare Connect hotline. Every young person deserves a young life and you can help create change by visiting www.youngcare.com.au/donate

FX : 3463 0213 POST: PO Box 923, Sumner Park Q 4074

THE GREATER SPRINGFIELD TIMES IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT: • Gailes Newsagency • Camira Newsagency • Springfield Tavern • Community Hall • Orion Town Centre • Springfield Newsagency ( Springfield Fair ) ONLINE :

lnp.net.au/the-greater-springfield-times/

EDITORS : Graham Friis E : intray@LNP.net.au PH : 3201 1880

Susannah Friis E : editor@LNP.net.au PH : 3201 1880

GRAPHICS : Susann Langdale E : artwork@LNP.net.au PH : 0447 273 565

Building better communities through communication Independently published by Local News Publications a trading name of Wren Enterprises Pty Ltd Views expressed in articles, letters or advertisements are not necessarily the views of the publishers and the publishers accept no responsibility for such views. Copyright is reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without the publishers’ permission.

The Greater Springfield Times -February 2014 - Page 23


M

O

O

M

ZO

O Z -

ALL-NEW

IN STOCK NOW AND AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE TEST DRIVE

We are your local Mazda Dealer & we’ll come to you!

Ian Boettcher Mazda 15 Brisbane Rd, Bundamba 4304 Ph 3817 3600

www.ianboettchermazda.com.au A/H Gemma 0400 1014 764

Page 24 - February 2014 - The Greater Springfield Times


The Greater Springfield Times, February 2014