Mayor Paul Pisasale
Mayor Paul Pisasale Rob Williams

Pisasale on Monday: Great to see new splash park

OVER the weekend I had the opportunity to visit several community groups and volunteer organisations who are the heartbeat of our city.

On Saturday, it was great to join TS Ipswich staff and navy cadets at Orion Lagoon to help recruit new members.

Later in the day it was Goodna Community Child Care Centre which celebrated its 30th birthday. Congratulations to centre director Paula Addison Mason.

A special mention for staff member Chris Gamble who has been there every step of the way during those 30 years looking after the babies' room at the centre.


A zero depth water park was officially opened yesterday at the Providence Estate in Ripley Valley.

This new splash and play water park and playground area has come at no cost to ratepayers courtesy of the developer of this new estate.

It will be the first of many community facilities to open.

It is important to remember that new roads, parks and facilities in new estates are generally paid for by the developers, not from council or existing ratepayers.


The Rosy Room at Springfield Lakes was officially opened on Saturday.

Jessica Edkins is the owner and principal psychologist with tremendous support staff who offer services for children and adults including psychology, naturopathy and a massage therapist.


A fundraising dinner was held on Saturday night in Springfield Lakes for Trinity Grace who has cerebral palsy.

The family organised the evening with special guest British paralympian Ryan Raghoo.

About 60 people lent their support to a wonder warrior for cerebral palsy.


Tomorrow morning it will be an honour to attend Ipswich Girls' and Junior Grammar School for the inaugural Inspiring Leaders Breakfast.

Special guest will be Yassmin Abdel-Magied the 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year and founder of Youth Without Borders at the age of 16.


Tomorrow also sees the final council meeting for this term.

Much has been achieved and I'd like to thank all councillors for the dedication to their committee portfolios and their respective divisions.

Special thanks to retiring councillors Heather Morrow, Bruce Casos and Victor Attwood. All have served this city with distinction.

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