There was some extra Spring in Springtime in Greater Springfield this month with news that more than a 1000 new jobs had been created over the past eighteen months.
The news lit-up over 200 partygoers at Springfield City Group’s 23rd birthday celebrations where it was announced that a total of 16801 direct and indirect jobs had been generated since the project began.
Former state treasurers Terry Mackenroth and David Hamill joined other past and present politicians along with major stakeholders and well-wishers to reflect on how it all began.
Centre stage of course were founders and visionaries Chairman Maha Sinnathamby and Deputy Chairman Bob Sharpless.
In 1992 they acquired what was an abandoned and barren 2860ha forestry reserve with little more than a plan and persistence.
In 2015 Greater Springfield spans 6 suburbs, 32000 residents and a master plan around health education and information technology which has been internationally declared world’s best.
Special thanks were bestowed upon Mayor Paul Pisasale and the Ipswich City Council for their shared vision and long term support of Greater Springfield as a jobs and economic generator for the Western Corridor.