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Springfield Times

MARCH 2014 - ISSUE 203

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USQ Springfield celebrates next chapter of expansion USQ Vice Chancellor Jan Thomas looking over the construction site of Phase II. See the full story on page 7.

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The first 200 spaces in the new permanent car park at Springfield Central station was opened last month. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said that development of this 400 space car park was on track for completion this month. “Springfield station opened with 200 park ‘n’ ride spaces and Springfield Central had 100 park ‘n’ ride spaces,” said Mr Emerson. “We partnered with Ipswich Council to invest in these additional 400 spaces at Springfield Central.” The new spaces will serve the Springfield sports precinct and connect to the station via a pedestrian bridge. Entry to the new car park is off Springfield Greenbank Arterial, with CCTV and lighting in the car park to be installed as part of the remaining completion works. Station staff continue to receive positive feedback about the station’s facilities and the 41 minute trip time from Springfield Central to Brisbane’s Central station. Patronage demand at Richlands has eased with more customers choosing to board at the new Springfield and Springfield Central stations. The Springfield line timetable delivers trains every six to 12 minutes in the morning peak and every 12 minutes in the afternoon peak. Work on the 5.5km road component of the $475 million integrated road and rail project is still underway and is expected to be completed in the coming months. “The community have embraced the Springfield and Springfield Central Stations with over 100 000 trips being registered since opening in early December,” said Cr David Morrison. “The original 100 car parks at Springfield Central Station have been full each Monday to Friday since the first day the rail opened to the public early December. “I congratulate and thank the State government for listening and working with Council to find a solution.”

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As we head into autumn 2014, we will hopefully begin to enjoy some cooler weather, after, what has felt like to me, a very hot summer. I always enjoy it when there is that hint of change in the air. Come to think of it, I just like change generally! Which is why I am excited about some of the changes we have made recently, here at Local News Publications. You will notice that this edition of The Lake News is on full gloss paper, as opposed to the matte paper it was previously printed on. Our publications have seen a few different printing processes over the last 20 years and we are pleased to now move to gloss paper. Printing on full gloss paper gives a sharpness and cleaner look to advertisements, photos and text, as well as a depth of colour that can’t be achieved on the previous paper. We know it also improves the overall look of our publications, which is something we are constantly striving for and looking to improve. It’s a fine balance between ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ and wanting to give our readers and advertisers the very best we can offer. With that in mind, the other change we have made is the decision for our publications to be delivered to homes over a weekend, rather than mid week. As you would know, there are rather a lot of catalogues and other material that fight for space in your letterbox during the week. Changing to a weekend delivery, where fewer items are delivered, will increase the effectiveness of the delivery and give our publications greater prominence. Please keep in mind that whilst we have changed delivery companies, the same rules apply - houses with ‘no junk mail’ stickers will not be delivered to, as well as houses that have an obscured letterbox or houses on acreage blocks. If none of these apply to your house, and you or someone you know does not receive The Lake News, please do let us know. We pay for full coverage and are happy to pass on any non-delivery issues to the delivery company. To make our publications accessible to those who have ‘no junk mail’ stickers, or have moved from the area but still maintain an interest in the community, our online versions are able to be viewed from your desktop computer, your tablet or smartphone. We know that many of you do read The Lake News online, so I wanted to remind you that any email address or website is a direct link. This means you can simply and quickly access any of the advertisers or community groups with one click. You will be taken straight to their website where you can lodge an enquiry or else be taken to your email application where you can send off an email. Living in this technological age really is fun and exciting! It gives us all so many more ways to connect. As always, we value and appreciate your feedback and welcome any comments, either on the new look or the delivery. And in the meantime, enjoy the cooler days and nights by getting involved with a community group or simply utilise one of our many great parks and the Lake. We live in a fantastic area - let’s make the most of it!

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ne of the most emotionally painful experiences we can have as humans is discrimination. Whether this is at work or at home discrimination hurts. Research shows that people who experience discrimination are likely to be depressed, less productive in the workplace, and often end up socially isolated. At a social level, discrimination appears in groups as prejudice. This type of discrimination results in groups of people adopting and sharing a belief system around a particular person, or around a group of people identified according to one characteristic, such as their faith, their age, or their gender. These beliefs result in all those targeted as being ‘tarred with the same brush’. The danger of this is that it results in ‘in-groups’ and ‘out-groups’. Out-groups can become identified as potential threats, and in situations such as the workplace, those individuals classified as part of the ‘out-group’ can suffer serious mental health problems, in some cases even leading to suicide. This is because one of the most basic needs we have as humans is acceptance into social groups. Research suggests that when we see members of groups that we don’t consider our own, a part of the brain called the amygdala lights up. The amygdala is part of the ‘emotional brain’ and activates our ‘fight-orflight’ response. It’s a hard-wired survival response that bypasses the frontal cortex, or the ‘thinking brain’, and sets off a cascade of physical responses such as racing heart, rapid breathing, and muscle tension, all designed to fire us up to fight the threat, or to escape. So how do we recover if we’ve been the victim of discrimination? One approach is to emotionally distance yourself from the direct experience, and consider possible reasons for the perpetrator acting this way. This is known as taking a self-distanced perspective in which you analyse the experience as if you yourself were a third-party observer, a kind of fly on the wall: ‘Why did that prejudiced comment get to him so much?’ Or another option is to consider it from your own perspective, such as ‘I wonder what it was about that particular comment that got under my skin?’ The more typical response is called a self-immersed perspective, in which we go over and over the experience, replaying it so that our emotions become increasingly stirred up. By taking a more emotionally distant view, we turn down the amygdala and turn up the frontal cortex and reduce the acute emotional responses. Another approach is to use basic mindfulness techniques. When threatened, we tend to narrow our focus of attention down to only the perpetrator, which is not helpful. So if you have been the victim of discrimination, give yourself a few minutes to broaden your focus of attention – listen to other sounds around you (not just the voice of the intimidator), pay attention to something interesting you can see, notice smells and other unrelated physical sensations, breathe deeply and consciously relax your whole body. This strategy reminds you that the discrimination is only one very small part of the piece of world you inhabit right now, and everything else around you is as it should be.

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“Promoting a Healthier Community” Ps Phil Cutcliffe congratulates winner of Sing UP 2014, Mr Soul Cutz. It wasn’t just the fireworks lighting up Springfield at the first Festivals of Colour on Sunday 23rd February at Robelle Domain. The Sing Up talent quest proved to yet again showcase the extaordinary talent among local singers and musicians. The on the day Pre-comp was won by Benson - Mr Soul Cutz, earning him a spot in the main draw of 10 contestants. The next stage of competition made for tough judging, where nearly every item was good enough to win their way into the finals. The judges in the end could only select four, whcih meant previous years’ winners, Georgia Walters and KellyMae Wilsinson narrowly missed the cut. The final four were Australia’s got talent finalist Paris Morgan, Tim McCallum, Tammy Mathieson and Mr Soul Cutz. The final contestants wowed the crowd once more before the judges decided the 2014 winner to be Mr Soul Cutz, closely followed by Tim McCallum, Paris Morgan and Tammy Mathieson. This is the second year in a row a last minute entry from the Pre-comp has gone all the way and won the competition. Residents don’t have to wait long for another exciting local competition at Robelle Domain, as attention now turns to La Vie Festival of Colour - Dance Up, scheduled for April 6th. Organisers are pleased to announce new naming right’s sponsor La Vie Property Solutions. Business owner, Lynne Garrick and Nathalie Le Brun say the team from La Vie Property solutions are very excited to be partnering with the community in such a wonderful initiative. Ps Phil Cutcliffe said there has already been strong interest from the community and dance schools but would still love to hear from other individuals and groups that might be interested. Please contact Phil on 0411 021 153 or send an email to

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Creative Hub debut attracts great interest

Greater Springfield Creative Hub has made its first debut in a public domain. The call for craft, art and creatives attracted the attention of not only locals, but also garnered expressions of interest from the Greater Springfield region also. Held at the creativity friendly grounds of USQ Springfield Central Campus, the meeting highlighted the community support for the venture and a need for creative avenues and networking locally in Springfield. Artists and creatives joined Jolanta Szymczyk, the driver behind the vision, and the organisers to plan for the Creative Hub’s future. Cr Charles Pisasale, Chairperson of the Arts, Community and Cultural Services Committee and local Councillor, David Morrison encouraged the attendees on their creative journey by planting the seeds of creative avenues in the local community. A strong alignment with the latest research in the area of creativity, innovation and community’s health and wellbeing, highlighted by Janet McDonald, Associate Professor, USQ, underpinned the importance and role these elements play in the foundation of a community’s long term health benefits. A need for a dedicated space to learn, teach, network, exhibit and share the community’s creative pathways and passions were amongst the most cited comments during the meeting. If you missed the first meeting, are creative yourself or are part of an existing group, involved in creative industries as part of your business or personal interest or a hobby and would like to be part of this creative journey – lets us know about yourself and become involved in the formation of the Creative Springfield Hub. For updates and follow ups, check the Creative Hub’s Facebook page All enquiries can be directed to Jolanta Szymczyk at, or phone 0405 336 240. ®

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The official opening of new speciality facilities and the launch of Phase II has heralded a new chapter of growth for the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Springfield. USQ Chancellor Designate John Dornbusch officially opened the new Engineering Laboratory and the Fitness and Recreation Centre, and marked the next exciting stage of USQ Springfield which includes the construction of a $45 million state-of-the-art, student-orientated, Five-Star Green Building. Mr Dornbusch said the expansion strengthened its reputation and allowed USQ to grow, encourage and enrich student participation and the overall university experience. “A vision for the education precinct, which only a few years ago was a paper plan, is now very much a reality, and one in which USQ shares its campus as part of the Ipswich City Council and Springfield Land Corporation’s plans for a community of the twenty-first century,” Mr Dornbusch said. “Here at Springfield we witness the beginning of a new era of education – expanding capacity at USQ through a new stateof-the-art, Five-Star Green Building designed for innovative teaching and learning.” The 8000-square metre building, supported by the Australian Government, is expected to be completed in March 2015 and will include a central learning commons and hub, library services, collaborative learning spaces, specialist teaching spaces, individual and group study areas and staff accommodation. USQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas said the launch was a celebration of the University’s growth and its capacity to create a space purpose-built for the community it serves. It marked the opening of new learning, teaching and research spaces, expanded student resources as well as acknowledged the construction of a landmark building,” Professor Thomas said.

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The Greater Springfield Area is booming but has lacked overnight accommodation for the last five years. This is about to change as the twenty bedroom Niche Hotel at Spring Lake Metro is being completely refurbished. Springfield Councillor David Morrison said he congratulates the current owners for investing the capital expenditure to revive the Hotel to its former glory. The Greater Springfield Area and the eastern end of Ipswich is calling out for casual accommodation. Cr David Morrison said the Hotel will be ideal for interstate visitors who would like to play Queensland’s number one Golf Course at Brookwater and also people who would like to use the Spring Lake Function Centre for conferences and weddings. The Hotel is planned to be completely finished by the end of May with a new name and complete with twenty refurbished generously sized rooms, a full restaurant and kitchen, a bar and a 20 metre lap pool.

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Local Little A’s make State Championships Local athletes from Goodna Little Athletic’s Club are pleased to be going through to the State Championships after the club’s recent success at the Regional Championships last month. Held at the Kenmore Little Athletic’s Club, the Regional Championships saw 32 athletes from the Goodna Club compete, with 24 of them qualifying for the State Championships to be held later this month in Cairns. Sixty-eight medals were won in total, with 38 being Gold, 20 Silver and 10 Bronze. Athletes who qualified were: Girls: Txai Anglin - four Gold; Katie Colebourne - one Gold, one Silver; Trei Coleman - one Bronze; Stephanie Gebert - one Gold; Mackenzie Hess - placed 4th; Eryn Hughes - one Gold, one Silver, one Bronze; Kaitlin Svenson - one Gold, one Silver, two Bronze; Laylani Va’ai - three Gold, two Silver; Rhiana Webber - five Gold. Boys: Amjad Aslam - two Silver, one Bronze; Aaron Berkeley - placed 4th; Toshi Butlin - one Gold, one Silver; Dishiontae Coleman - four Silver, one Bronze; Diesel Davis - one Gold, one Silver; Samuel Dobson - one Bronze; Tristan Jackson - one Gold, three Silver, one Bronze; Connor O’Brien-Forward - three Gold, two Silver; Joel Sanford - four Gold, one Silver; William Splint - two Gold; Jordan Spyro - four Gold; Cameron Waite - one Gold, one Silver; Jack Webber - one Bronze; Ben Wilcox - five Gold; Max Wilcox - one Bronze. “As you can see our athletes achievement’s were amazing,” said Tammy Davis, PR Officer for Goodna Little

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Athletics Club. “What you can’t see is that we also broke several records and most of the athletes achieved more than one PB. “Jordan Spyro is in his last year of Little Athletics but I guarantee you his name is one we’ll continue to see in the sport of athletics. “He is definitely one of our star athletes and will be greatly missed in the future at the club.” The next Little Athletics season begins in September. If you’d like to register your interest, call Tammy on 0448 112 229.

Toastmasters speak up and win Member of the Springfield Toastmasters Club, Heidi Fishlock, recently competed at the Western Division Toastmasters Contest and after winning the Table Topics Contest, is now through to the fourth and final round at the District 69 Convention. Heidi is just one of many members to find success in speaking after joining the Toastmasters Club. Toastmasters Clubs exist to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. The Springfield Toastmasters Club seeks to help individual members improve their abilities to communicate effectively and provide for its individual members’ instructions, educational materials and opportunities which will give them skills and experience in the preparation and delivery of speeches. Aims of the club also include the encouragement of members to read and to listen analytically, to provide members’ with fair and constructive evaluation of their efforts toward self-improvement. Interestingly, another of the Clubs objectives is to increase individual members’ knowledge of the rules of parliamentary procedure and their skills in conducting meetings and participating Contest winners Scott Quane and Heidi Fishlock. in group discussions. Members have the opportunity to be compete in a range of competitions throughout the year, which existing members are looking forward to. The Springfield Toastmasters Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 7pm for 7.30pm start at Orion Shopping Centre Community Room, Level 1, 1 Main Street, Springfield Lakes (take ramp entrance to Level 1 Car Park near Woolworths Petrol Station). Supper is included at each meeting. If you would like to know more about the club, contact Heidi on 0427 184 182 or send an email to


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Soroptimist International, the world’s largest business and professional women’s service club with over 90,000 members in 124 countries, now has a club in Springfield. The club meets on the first and third Mondays of the month in the Community Room at Orion Shopping Centre at 7.00pm. Soroptimist International’s main goals are to improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment or enabling opportunities, and to be a global voice for women and girls to increasingly access education and leadership. Clubs work on both local and international projects. Club Extension convenor, Shelley Haley said, “Local projects and activities will be developed to address needs and issues in the Greater Springfield community that are identified by club members. The SI Region of South Queensland has a small team currently working with the fledgling club’s members and are ready to investigate possible projects here.” The organisation also has large-scale international projects – currently in PNG a four year project is ensuring the training of village birthing attendants, provision of essential equipment to them and the up-skilling of midwives via professional training to ensure they will have international accreditation. Such international projects are developed, conducted and supervised by Soroptimists through liaison with local government departments. Soroptimist International advocates to influence legislation and policies at all levels of government, and has consultative status at the UN via its Soroptimist UN Representatives. Clubs’ project work and advocacy around the world is recorded on a central database which enables SI to report accurately to the UN. Soroptimists can attend regular international and national conferences. A conference for the nine clubs in the Region of South Queensland is being held 29 – 30th March at the Ipswich International Metro Hotel and one of the new Springfield ladies will be in attendance. If you’d like to find out more, enjoy some social activities and make a difference in Springfield, come to one of the meetings or email or contact Shelley on 0419 546 013.

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PHONE: 3271 2221 OR: 0427 115 979 Eighteen year old Mitchell Eickenloff, member of local scout group, Goodna Scouts has worked hard over the last three years to complete the criteria needed to be awarded the highest award for Venturer Scouts, the Queen’s Scout Award. The Queen’s Scout Award is highly regarded in the community at large and the Royal Certificate is presented to the Venturer Scout by a representative of the Queen, usually the Governor General of the State. The requirements are designed to be inspiring and challenging and to take entrants to a much higher and demanding level. Participants must set a goal, plan the progress towards the goal, be organised and determined to complete the task in the face of potential setbacks and difficulties. Among the goals of completing a Unit Management Course in one week, preparing a resume, geocaching, over 50 hours each of community work and service to Cub Scouts, Mitchell embarked on two expedition hikes, as well as an initiative hike. The first hike was at Glenreagh, New South Wales, where Mitchell hiked over 40 kms in three days carrying all his own gear. The second hike took place on the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands at Mapleton. Over four days, Mitchell hiked more than 70 kms in weather conditions that were less than favourable, making it a wet and slippery trek. The aim of scouting is to “encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and character development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as a member of their local, national and international community.” If you would like your child to be involved in scouting, contact Goodna Scout Group by phoning 0417 777 970, sending an email to or visiting their website: Scout meetings take place at various times and days throughout the week at the Goodna Scout Den, 52-54 Church Street, Goodna.

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College students thriving in the pool

Gemma Casaceli – 9 years’ girls age champion at Central District Swimming Carnival

Hadley Mayo with the silver medal won at MetWest trials.

Jacinta Ticehurst with her 4 medals won at MetWest trials.

St Augustine’s College students recently took part in the Central District Swimming Carnival and MetWest trials, boasting fantastic individual and group results. HPE teacher Mr Nick Barling said, “Along with some outstanding individual results across both events, what stood out most was the school spirit that was on display every time a StAC student was in the pool.” At the Central District Swimming Carnival, twenty-three students formed one of the largest contingents of swimmers, achieved 3rd place overall, and progressed 14 students to the Met West trials. Individually, students Gemma Casaceli (9 years), Jacinta Ticehurst (11 years) and Hadley Mayo (12 years) won Age Champions in their respective age group. Both Jacinta and Hadley competed in MetWest trials with fantastic efforts. Out of the ten events Jacinta competed on, she received a silver medal for 200m freestyle and bronze for 200m individual medley, 100m breaststroke and 100m butterfly. Hadley Mayo won a silver medal for his swim in 200m freestyle.

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Camira Friends and Neighbours update

by Pat Quickfall

Our guest speaker for the month of February which was on February 5th was Helen Rattenbury, who talked about how to recycle plastic bottles and also how to care for our plants and fertilise the garden. She also brought some plants with her which we could purchase. It was a very interesting morning and now we know what to do - don’t throw anything away which you can recycle. On February 12th members had an enjoyable morning with a lovely morning tea. February 19th was Show and Tell, which proved to be another interesting morning. Gail Monroe talked about collecting tabs of aluminiun cans for the Ronald McDonald House which many of her friends also collect for her. Every kilo of tabs is worth one dollar and with approximately 3000 tabs to a Kilo thats a lot of tabs to collect! Over the years, $1M has been raised for this great cause. February 26th was our bus trip to the Brisbane Airport which was another good day. We left Camira about 8am and stopped at Mt Cootha for morning tea then back on the bus to the airport. We met up with a young lady Jacinta who showed around the airport which was very interesting. Our next stop was the Transit Centre for lunch which was very nice, then we were back on the bus again before being dropped off at Bretts Wharf where we hopped on the City Cat for a ride down the Brisbane. We alighted at Toowong, from where we then made our way home. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. Our sound system is coming along nicely and should be up and running soon. We have also had a few new members join us welcome and we hope you enjoy the wonderful friendly club. Anyone interested can call Pat on 3818 9343.

New Bunnings store at Springfield central Springfield based Councillor David Morrison said Council’s approval of Bunnings at Springfield Central means the hardware shopper will be the winner. To have two major hardware stores as neighbours means they will both be aggressively competing for the same customers which hopefully results in lower prices and great customer service. With Masters having 12 000m2 undercover and the proposed Bunnings approved for 16 000m2, resulting in 28 000m2 of retail hardware. Cr David Morrison said that 2014 will be another exciting and historical year for the Greater Springfield Area. Bunnings new Springfield Central Store has approval to include retail warehouse, timber and trade supplies, garden centre, on-site café and a charitable fundraising and community service BBQ area.

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Independent schools also enable families to choose a school that best promotes the values they believe are important. Independent schools come under the direction of the Board of Non State Schooling and, by nature of the title, As the College continues to grow with a significant have greater scope to be autonomous. This autonomy number of new families enrolling their children each year, can be greatly advantageous in terms of selection of staff, it is important for the College to ensure that new families enrolment of students and the breadth and diversity of the and students are well informed on a range of issues that overall curriculum offering in particular. may fall into the category of ‘assumed knowledge’. By this I refer to the understandings that parents and students gain However,I would be clear in saying,being an independent from their time at the College. school does not automatically ensure a high quality educational experience. There are good schools in each of Each year between 130 and 150 new students enrol in the the sectors and, in my view, as with any school, the school’s College from Kindergarten to Year Twelve, which equates to reputation is earned based primarily on the opportunities approximately one sixth of the student population. available to students and their achievements and successes across the breadth of the overall curriculum. Across Australia there are three broad sectors of school that educate school age students; Independent schools, TSAC is a non-academically selective independent Catholic schools and Government schools. Anglican College that promotes a holistic approach to education. At TSAC we aim to fully meet the individual needs In Queensland, independent schools educate 115,000 of all students, adapt to changing trends and directions students at 188 schools across more than 200 campuses. in society and government and, importantly, ensure the That’s 15 per cent of all school students and nearly 20 per learning environment is safe, caring, positive and dynamic. cent of secondary students in the State.Independent schools exist to offer parents choice in the education of their children Mr Steve Croft and to select schools that best serve their child’s needs. Head of College

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Goodna/Redbank Branch by Vera

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Welcome to March. After a long hot summer, it is a welcome break to have some cooler weather. The first meeting for 2014 got off to a very good start with guest speaker Ryll Paul, author of “Pebbles in the Road”. She emphasized the importance of making notes of life events whether they were good or bad because they all go to make up your life story. The next Branch meeting will be Tuesday the 18th March. Guest speaker will be Melissa Fox from the Physiotherapy Centre Ipswich. She will advise on seniors’ fitness and how the physiotherapist assists people to return to mobility and better health. For your information the bus trip arranged to the Beenleigh Historical Village for the end of March is now full and not taking any further bookings. Don’t forget the Coffee Club social morning on Wednesday 2 April will be held at the Salvation Army “meeting place” café, Smiths Road, Goodna at 10.00am. The April branch meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th April, so put this date in your diary. The guest speaker will be Roger Overall, from the Ipswich Men’s Shed, who will tell us about the activities organised for older men, be they retired or unemployed. It is also bring and buy for club members. The National Seniors Goodna/Redbank Branch meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Goodna League Club, Brisbane Terrace 9.30am for a 10.00am start. Visitors are always welcome. For further information, please contact our secretary Val on 3297 5735.




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Veterinary News By Dr Milan Savkovic BVSc GradDipVSc

Vaccinate your pets and save their lives Dogs and cats need to be vaccinated because of the highly contagious viruses that are present in the environment. If a pet has not had its immune system stimulated by way of vaccination program, their immune system will be incapable of fighting the virus, leading to the pet becoming severely sick with an incurable disease and dying. Puppies and kittens are most susceptible but don’t forget your older pets. As a pet ages, many of their organs, especially kidneys and liver, become weaker and so does their immune system. This makes them more susceptible to viruses that could make them ill and shorten their life span. Maintaining preventative health care throughout the whole of your pet’s life is very important so you and your pet can spend a long time together. The common signs of many illnesses are lethargy, vomiting, diarrhoea and weight loss; unfortunately these are also the signs of the infectious Parvovirus (in dogs) and Feline Enteritis (in cats). The common viruses that affect dogs are Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Infectious Tracheobronchitis (Canine cough). Feline Enteritis and “Cat Flu complex” commonly affect the cat population. Another virus, FIV (Feline Aids) is prevalent in cats that spend any time outside as it is spread by cat bites. Vaccines are available for all the above diseases. These often-fatal viruses are making a re-emergence due to the decline in the number of pets receiving vaccination. Your pet can contract any of these viruses by ingesting the virus, mixing with other pets that are not vaccinated, having contact with an infected pet even if it is not showing any symptoms at the time but is incubating the virus, having contact with other pet’s droppings, walking in the park or along the footpath, or you can bring viruses into your own yard on the soles of your shoes. The vaccination program for both puppies and kittens should consist of three injections, the first being at six to eight weeks of age. They have a second injection at 10-12 weeks of age and then a final injection at 14-16 weeks of age. Their immunity should then be stimulated every 12 months for life with yearly vaccinations. At the visit to your vet for your pet’s vaccination, your pet will be given a thorough physical examination to check ears, eyes, teeth, heart, lung sounds and etc. The vet will ask about any problems that your pet may have had since the last visit and advise you on intestinal worming, heartworm prevention, flea control, best diet for your pet and future vaccinations. Arrange an appointment at your local vet before it’s too late!

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Save the date for the Ipswich Show The Ipswich Show Society is proud to present the 141st annual Ipswich Show held on 16th, 17th and 18th May at the Ipswich Showgrounds. With so much family entertainment prepared this year, there will be something for everyone. Friday will be the official opening followed by an array of entertainment including live musical performances, spectacular FMX Kaos Motor Cross demonstrations, Camel Racing and Fireworks. With plenty of roving acts, rides, showbags and entertainment galore it wouldn’t matter where you were on the showgrounds, you wouldn’t miss a thing. The Demolition Derby will feature in the Battery World Main Arena to take place on Saturday night, the smash up derby is always a crowd pleaser. The Battery World Monster Trucks will follow on the Sunday afternoon which is one of the favourites of the Ipswich Show. There will be plenty of free entertainment for everyone with the traditional three nights of fabulous fireworks proudly brought to you by the Ipswich City Council and Sekisui House, the Exhibits Display Pavilion including wonderful arts, crafts, photography, fruit and veg, Horticulture and Animal Nursery. There will be loads of trade stands and the Lifestyle stage with fashion parades, cooking demonstrations and so much more. Pull up a chair and enjoy an array of food in the food court area and sit back and relax while you enjoy the acts on the New Hope Group Community Stage. The Ipswich Showgirl Competition is also currently seeking entrants in this fantastic, local competition. For ladies aged between 18-28 years of age, come and meet new people and have the chance to win some amazing prizes as well as representing the Ipswich Show. The Ipswich Showball Dinner and Dance will be held on Saturday 10th May at the Showplace Reception Centre with more details put onto the website closer to the event date. So why would you miss this fantastic array of entertainment and activities all for an entry price starting from $7 for Primary School Students through to $14 per adult (pre-sell prices only). Tickets are now available online via – simply search for the 2014 Ipswich Show or tickets are available at the gate on the day. For more information contact the show office on 3281 1577 or head to the website

Councillor’s Comments by Cr Sheila Ireland (Division 9) 3810 6231 or There is such a lot happening right across Ipswich at the moment. The recent launch of the Civic Centre programme presents, among other things, an opportunity for local artists and aspiring singers or dancers to work alongside professionals in the forthcoming State Company productions by Opera Queensland and Expressions Dance Company. Further information on these opportunities can be found on Opera Queensland’s website projectpuccini or by contacting the Civic Centre on 3810 7751. Well done to the new Civic Centre and Performing Arts Manager. Look for your copy of the program ‘The Best Seats in the House.’ There are also several exciting developments around Springfield Lakes. Opposite Spring Lake, the recent approval of a multi-unit project means more growth for the area alongside the new development on the corner of Springfield Lakes Boulevard and Lakeside Avenue. Local parents/carers need to be aware of the parking conditions around schools especially the two minute drop off zones. If your child is not there when you pull up, you may need to drive around and come back a few minutes later. Parking conditions are enforced for the safety of your children. Invitations have been sent to Seniors groups to nominate a representative on the Senior’s Consultative Committee. This band of hard workers organises the Seniors Week activities among other things. Remember, I am always available to visit your groups at your convenience and my next Community Meeting will be held at the Community Room at Orion Shopping Centre on Tuesday 1st April, at 6.30pm. The Greater Springfield Times -March 2014 - Page 19


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Probus Club Update by Pat van der Beek As I write this column, we have just been through a brief but vicious heatwave. Rain is apparently on the way but so far we have received only a brief sprinkle. Again, water tanks are nearing empty and lawns are crying out for moisture...and that’s just in suburbia, out west they are doing it much tougher though useful falls have been received in some areas. Let’s hope that, by the time this goes to print, some welcome rain will have been received all over the state. The meetings of the Goodna/Springfield Probus Club are held on the first Wednesday of each month and this month’s meeting was our AGM. We welcome the new committee as we begin another year of Probus fun and friendship and look forward to the many informative guest speakers and interesting outings that are already lined up for this year. The picture above shows a few of us enjoying lunch at Southbank after visiting the ‘Treasures of Afghanistan’ exhibition. There was no Guest Speaker for March because of the AGM but future speakers will include: Dr James Lergessner to speak on ‘Baby Boomers growing up in Brisbane’, Vic Wise on ’Eight Days to Singapore’ and the ‘Giving with Love’ group for whom our club holds a towel drive each year. March’s activity was a visit to the Queensland Institute of Medical Research at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. This outing provided us with a rare opportunity to witness first-hand some of the latest research undertaken in many areas of medicine in Queensland. We hired a bus for the day and travelled to Broncos Leagues Club for an enjoyable lunch after our visit. 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 21 March). We would like to issue a cordial invitation to all retired and semi-retired local people to consider joining our friendly club. There is no charge for your first meeting and you are under no obligation to join. 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.

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Trades & Services Animal foster carers needed RSPCA Qld is looking for enthusiastic and compassionate people who can provide a safe and loving temporary home for an animal that needs time away from the shelter environment. The team of foster carers at RSPCA Qld dedicate their time to nurturing and loving those animals who need it most. This includes young puppies and kittens too young to be adopted, animals recovering from injuries or illness, dogs or cats that are not coping well in a shelter environment, and animals that are victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment and are awaiting court case outcomes. RSPCA Qld’s State Foster Care Coordinator, Julie Herbert, said one of the most rewarding experiences for foster carers is seeing a previously uncared-for animal enjoying life and learning to trust once again. “For many foster carers, the experience of fostering an abused or neglected animal is tremendously rewarding,” she said. “These animals are in desperate need of human contact and to the special few fostering these animals, the experience can change their lives.” This was the case for foster carers Nicky and Scott, who provided a loving home for gentle giant Bruce, a four-yearold Mastiff-cross, while he waited for adoption. Found as a stray, Bruce was a long-term RSPCA guest – chalking up more than 500 days – most of which were spent at their home, in between popping into the Brisbane Animal Long-term guest of RSPCA Qld, Bruce the four-year-old Care Campus occasionally to try to find a new forever home. Mastiff-cross, was adopted at Christmas by his foster Bruce did not have to look far to find his second chance carers who could not bear to part with him. after all. Just before Christmas his foster carers decided to adopt him. “We finally caved in when we realised that if someone else took him now, we wouldn’t be able to say goodbye,” Nicky said.Nicky and Scott said Bruce was learning to be a foster brother for all the little kittens that the family continues to foster for RSPCA Qld.RSPCA Qld has a range of different animals that need the love and assistance of foster carers. Some animals only need a week or two in foster while others require long-term care. Carers can specify the duration of care they are able to provide. RSPCA Qld provides all food, equipment, veterinary care and training for foster carers. Currently, RSPCA Qld is in greatest need of foster carers who can take large breed dogs and adult cats. Bruce was Nicky and Scott’s first large breed dog. “I have never owned a big dog in my life. The biggest dog we have ever had was a Springer Spaniel, so Bruce was a huge change. And I would happily get a giant breed again. They are gentle (especially with little kids) and so goofy, and everyone wants to meet them when you go for a walk. So he has helped us meet all of our neighbours, and he is great company when I am home alone,” Nicky said. For more information on becoming a foster carer visit or contact RSPCA Qld’s foster care team on 3426 9997 or

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



3376 7677


Lic No. 77052

Domestic - Commercial - Industrial Ph: 0423 539 141


Darren Kelsall

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



Pool Fencing

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

24 Mining St. Bundamba


Garden Maintenance Lawn Mowing – including Acreage Gutter Cleaning Yard Cleanups General Home Maintenance

PH: 0418 919 433 or 3879 1943

carpet cleaning

Book online now or phone 3201 1880

0407 671 896

Visit our Website:

Fax: (07) 3297 1570

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.

* Carpet

including floors, bathrooms and showers

Phone Joel: 0432 250 150 QBSA Lic No. 1083835


We Clean, Seal & Re-colour Tile & Grout

Scott Donald (Owner/Operator) 0418 880 893 or 3800 9961

Consistent advertising lets customers know that you’re available

Need electrical work done?



Don’t get stressed!



Television Electric P/L

Mon-Fri 7am-5pm Established since 1958


Ph: 3271


Small ob TooQuality Service No J


Professional Lawn & Garden ALL ASPECTS OF LANDSCAPING

-Retaining Walls -Irrigation Systems -Turf & Plants -Design Services Reliable guaranteed service - Fully insured


MOB: 0414 497 590 or 3297 5903

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Lakeside Plumbing & Gas Covering all your Plumbing & Gas Requirements


Family owned local business 23 years experience


Hot water specialists


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

For a fast & reliable service

Scott 0449 738 020

Qualified A-Grade Mechanic *CONDITIONS APPLY STEVE BARNES 0408 982 274


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



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. BIG O NSPA S.COM . AU

3288 1033

Tues to Sat 10am-5pm Custom ~ Freehand Celtic ~ Tribal Japanese ~ Traditional

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

FREE QUOTE FULLY INSURED We guarantee to turn up to every Quote on Time, EVERY TIME

Centenary News

QBSA Licence No.1089736

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 (recordings to DVD &/or USB)

Flooding problems solved Super Mini Excavator


CALL Jim: 0428 313 830

Office 3818 6446

Family Business - 28 years experience


Are you storm ready?

GDE specialises in preventative maintenance to get your home storm ready. Call us today for a FREE quote on 3278 9411

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

QSBA Lic. No. 1053315

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

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


SecurityDoors & Screens SPECIALISTS IN MADE TO MEASURE Hinged & Sliding Doors Security Screens & Insect Screens


See-through Stainless Steel

Phone: 3386

0555 LICENCE # 1159762


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.

The Experts Underground

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


TATTOOS Bellbird Park


(can access openings as narrow as 700mm wide)

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


Professional Tuition by Qualified Caring Teachers

• English • Mathematics (including Years 11 & 12)

CALL 1300 KIP MCG NOW for a FREE Assessment

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.

Deadline Date for April issue is Friday 28 March Phone 3201 1880 to book your place

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. 3201 1880 Find us on Facebook

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