Pisasale on Monday: Bright education future

EDUCATION is the cornerstone of both our community and our children's futures.

Last week I was proud to speak at the University of Southern Queensland's official flag raising ceremony and welcome them on behalf of Ipswich.

USQ has taken over the former University of Queensland Ipswich campus and I'm looking forward to a great relationship between USQ and the city and what we'll achieve by working together.

Ipswich has another centenarian with Myrtle Thomson celebrating her 100th birthday yesterday. Myrtle marked the occasion at Swifts Sports Club with family and friends and it was a pleasure to drop in and say happy birthday.

Another special milestone was celebrated yesterday with Leonard and Betty Maroske celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The happy couple were joined by family and friends at the Ipswich Jets club to celebrate the special occasion. I wish you many more happy years together.

I would like to say a big thank you to Shirley McDonald and her daughter Deanna for dropping into my office last week to bring me some beautiful flowers. I really appreciate the gesture and your support.

Come along to Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve this Friday night for the free Movies in the Park. Planes Fire and Rescue (PG) will be screening and the Colleges by the River Cafe will be open on the night.

Congratulations to the Ipswich Art Gallery on its successful Built for Speed exhibition, which has attracted up to 1600 visitors per day. The exhibition is on until March 1 so be sure to check it out during the school holidays.

Registrations are filling up fast for the Aging Stronger, Active Longer program at Goodna. Get in quick to avoid disappointment by registering at ipswich.qld.gov.au

A special mention to our council officers who are working overtime at the end of their shifts, on Saturdays and on their RDOs to undertake mowing in a number of additional areas across the city. We've had a fair bit of rain recently and the grass has taken off and we're working to get around to as many parks as possible. Thanks to our residents for your understanding and patience.

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