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

Mayor on Monday: Investing in our future

GLOBAL logistics company DB Schenker opens its Redbank site today with 70 local jobs for the region as well as sponsoring 40 trainees, including 23 who are now embarking on their Certificate III Warehousing. DB Schenker is the first anchor business for the Redbank Motorway Estate and some of their staff have chosen to relocate with the company. This is a real vote of confidence in the city and these people are a terrific asset to both the community and company. Welcome to Ipswich and thank you for investing in the future of Ipswich.

WHAT a coup for Ipswich with the announcement that CMC Rocks will be bringing their three day concert to our region next year. With international country music acts this event will be a firecracker three days of entertainment.

IT'S Seniors' Week and council is supporting a number of events, including today's Seniors Variety Day at the Ipswich Showgrounds 10am-1pm. Visit council's website for the full list of Seniors' Week activities and don't forget the free Seniors' Concert on September 23 with The Wickety Wak Boys. Phone 3810 6100.

WHAT a great evening celebrating 100 years of Brothers Football Club and 40 years of Brothers Leagues Club on Friday night. It was a special night to celebrate the club's rich history.

THANK you to the Year 2 students at Sacred Heart Booval for putting on a fantastic lunch with their 27K1T restaurant on Friday. It's tremendous to see our young residents growing every day.

WHAT a great day at Brassall State School's fete on Saturday. Since the flood, the school has come so far with the support of the Ipswich community.

CEREBRAL Palsy League is hosting its first family fun day in Ipswich this Sunday. Enjoy heaps of exciting activities including a jumping castle, face painting, jewellery making, cake stalls and a raffle. The family fun day is on from 11am to 3pm at 44 South Station Rd, Booval.

THANK you to Doug Abbot and his team of volunteers who maintain Eric Edwardson Memorial Park at Bellbird Park. You do a tremendous job and we appreciate your hard work.

CONGRATULATIONS to Handmade Expo organisers Miriam, Micky and Leisa and all stallholders who have made the event a success.

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