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New arrivals receive a fine Ipswich welcome

WELCOME: Darren and Amanda Smith and their children Zac, three, and Carter, 20 months are happy in their new community.
WELCOME: Darren and Amanda Smith and their children Zac, three, and Carter, 20 months are happy in their new community. David Nielsen

STARTING at a new school or workplace or moving to a new town can be tough, but a Facebook page is helping newcomers to feel more at home in Ipswich.

The I Like Ipswich page has introduced a New Arrivals section, where Ipswich people can welcome new members of the community.

The Smith family, from New Zealand, recently moved to Augustine Heights and received a warm Facebook welcome.

Darren and Amanda Smith and their two sons were featured on I Like Ipswich, and Mrs Smith said Facebook users were quick to suggest what they could see and do around the city.

Mrs Smith said it was comforting to receive a special welcome, after moving to Ipswich because of the sense of community and lifestyle.

"We heard about Augustine Heights and were attracted by the good-sized blocks, value for money, and services," she said.

"We are very happy here and are looking forward to being part of Ipswich," she said.

The I Like Ipswich page was established by Stockland.

Stockland spokeswoman Natasha Mulcahy said moving to a new town could be exciting and challenging.

"Ipswich is forecast to be one of Australia's fastest growing cities over the coming years so we thought it would be nice to make new arrivals welcome," she said.

Ipswich on Facebook

  • 2,667 people like the "I Like Ipswich" Facebook page
  • 3,878 people like the "Ipswich" page
  • 5,560 people like "QT - The Queensland Times" on Facebook
  • Other pages to like include "Top of Town, Ipswich", "Queensland Police Service" and "Queensland Fire and Rescue Service"

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