Greater Springfield Community Incorporated Group member Penny Sampson, with Daniel Gigliotti, was at a public meeting held to discuss the future of the region.
Greater Springfield Community Incorporated Group member Penny Sampson, with Daniel Gigliotti, was at a public meeting held to discuss the future of the region. Inga Williams

Grand ideas for suburb’s future

SPRINGFIELD residents have expressed their views and opinions on what they would like their suburb to look like in the future, at a public forum.

A cultural hub, public hospital, library and more mental health support services were among the many ideas that were brought up at the forum, which was held by the Greater Springfield Community Incorporated Group on Thursday, March 27.

Group member Penny Sampson said she was pleased with the number of positive discussions that were held.

"A lot of people came with some really great ideas," she said.

"It was a good opportunity for us to hear what is missing from here and what we can hopefully expand on in the future."

Other topics of discussion included the need for a Neighbourhood Watch Group, a nursing home and a creative art space.

There were also some concerns raised throughout the night, which included limited parking spaces around schools.

All of the topics will be discussed further with the Greater Springfield Community Incorporated Group and the Ipswich City Council.

For more details about the group or forum, search for Greater Springfield Community on Facebook.



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