Mayor on Monday column with Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale.
Mayor on Monday column with Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale. File

Mayor on Monday: Great initiative on jobs

WELL done to the Queensland Times, Salvation Army, Employment Plus and everyone involved in the 50 Jobs for 50 People Campaign. It is tremendous to see the community working together to connect people with jobs. It is the grassroots initiatives like this that help build a strong, caring and supportive community.

Ipswich City Council has launched a new-look website to make accessing our vital services and information much easier for the community. The new design is easy to use and is also smartphone and tablet friendly. Check it out at ipswich.qld.gov.au/

Well done to Jacob Teevan and all the students at Ipswich Grammar School for getting involved in Think Pink Week. It's one of the school's biggest community fundraising events and Jacob is a proud Think Pink ambassador. Great to see students taking the time to fundraise and make a difference to the lives of others.

Congratulations to Sangs Day Spa on its fifth anniversary. The Day Spa is a fantastic supporter of the Mayor's Community Fund which helps residents in need. Thanks to the team for being a great supporter of Ipswich.

It's fantastic to see local industry growing in Ipswich. On Friday I attended the opening of ABP Group's new facility at Carole Park. The commercial furniture business is one of the largest in Queensland and employs 42 full time staff.

Thank you to the City Hope Church for hosting a Day of Honour yesterday for emergency service personnel and political leaders in the Ipswich region. This is the 14th year of the Day of Honour which shows honour and appreciation of the dedication of these people. It was a privilege to be part of the day.

Ipswich Mall is now home to the Ipswich Multicultural Projects Markets in the Mall, which was previously held in Roderick St. The fortnightly event has a variety of stalls, food and entertainment so drop in and check it out.

Last week the Fresh Futures Market was held to help link young people with disabilities and their carers with post school options. If you missed the event, please give council a call or visit our website and talk to our team about how we can help connect you with these services.

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