Author: Jane Pinder

Ipswich’s hotspot suburbs and why so many people are moving here

In 113 years as a city, Ipswich has never seen anything like this. We are having one of the highest population growth periods yet recorded – and the biggest boom is in the corridor of Redbank Plains, Greater Springfield and South Ripley.   In just three months to September 2017, we saw an extra: New people across Ipswich New people in Redbank Plains (178 new dwellings) new people in Springfield Lakes (131 new dwellings) New people in South Ripley (83 new dwellings) It is strong growth considering Ipswich’s population count only ticked over 200,000 at the start of the year....

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Is this the cleanest, greenest street in Ipswich?

From little things, big things grow. Nowhere is that more true than Goss Drive, Collingwood Park, where neighbours nurture a better community. Cathy and Howard Turrall with daughters Grace and Darcey (top) and the Golden Penda trees planted in Goss Drive with the help of the Beautiful Ipswich campaign. The rows of Golden Pendas that now line Goss Drive will in coming years burst into beautiful blooms. Those trees are the latest manifestation of the community pride underpinning the neighbourhood, where residents pick up rubbish, remove graffiti and look out for each other. For Goss Drive resident Justine Garten, it’s the little things that...

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Storm and flood safety is child’s play

The season for wild weather has arrived. Ipswich primary school students know it, and they want you help you to prepare. That’s why they’ve put together handy posters to give everyone a helping hand. Get your emergency kit ready now Everything you need to know is right here in the Summer Storm and Flood Safety competition. Or find more information at getready.qld.gov.au You need an emergency kit at home because you might hurt yourself and you don’t want it to get worse. Jorjah Who are the SES? Prep-Year 3 “These are the people who help us in flood waters and storms...

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Buy in these Ipswich suburbs now for future profit

Where are Ipswich’s underrated gems that are Tipped to take off? We ask five agents what type of house, and in what suburb, they would buy for the best long-term gain. Ipswich's population milestone in 2017 Ipswich's projected population in 2027 Ipswich's projected population in 2031 Alex Sing from Sellerbrate says: “I would go with Ripley, and the Ecco development by Sekisui House. It’s an ideal long term because they have the first stage of the town centre to be completed early next year, with more to come, and within five to 10 years there are plans for the train...

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The country showgrounds that is ground zero of a silent battle

The rural idyll of Rosewood Showgrounds seems an unlikely test bed for the rapidly advancing digital realm. But look closer and you might spot the silent technology that can transform our future. There have been great tech battles in modern history- PC VS Apple, iPhone VS Android. Rosewood showgrounds is the silent battleground of a new frontier – sigfox VS LoRaWAN. With almost every asset at the showgrounds (water tanks, toilets, buildings, weather station, and more) emitting small, frequent parcels of data, sigfox and LoRaWAN are competing to be the low-power, long-range method of sending that data to Council. The showgrounds will help determine the best use for each,...

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