Thursday, October 29, 2015

Melbourne Cup at Metro Hotel Ipswich International

2015 Ipswich Melbourne Cup Event

  • Melbourne Cup at Harvest Restaurant and Bar (Metro Hotel Ipswich International)
  • $15.00 per person offering featuring finger food and a drink on arrival
  • 12 noon to 2.30pm

Monday, September 28, 2015

Metro Hotels Hot Summer Sale

Save 25%* on Summer Stays with this exclusive Metro Hotels offer!

Valid for stays between Sunday 13th December and Friday 15 January 2016. Book by 31st October 2015 to receive this great offer. Terms and conditions apply.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical showing at Ipswich Civic Centre - Sept 2015

Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical showing at Ipswich Civic Centre - Sept 2015

Ipswich Musical Theatre Company - who staged The Phantom of the Opera in 2014 - now take great pleasure in presenting “in the most delightful way” MARY POPPINS The Broadway Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film!

Exhilarating dance numbers, astonishing stagecraft, and a little bit of magic helps this musical soar high above the rest.

Including best loved songs from the film; Chim Chim Cher-Ee, A Spoonful of Sugar, Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Feed the Birds, Let’s Go Fly a Kite & of course Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it!

Mary PoppinsLauren Roche
BertSimon Drew
JaneJessica Parcell
Hannah Ross
MichaelNoah Bertram
Jayden McGinlay
George BanksIan Schubert
Winifred BanksSimone Behrendorff
Mrs BrillSusan Glosko

Dates & Pricing:
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 - 7.30 PM
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 - 1:30 PM
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 - 7:30 PM
Sat, 19 Sep 2015 - 7:30 PM
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 - 1:30 PM
Adult $50.00
Concession/Student $45.00
Primary School Child $25.00
Family Pass (2A & 2 PSC) $135.00
Group 6+ $45.00
Group 10+ $40.00

Location: Ipswich Civic Centre - Corner of Limestone & Nicholas Streets, Ipswich QLD Australia

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Father's Day at Metro Hotel Ipswich International

Dine Out With Dad This Weekend in Ipswich

Ipswich’s premier dining experience

•    Internationally acclaimed Head Chef Guy Farrow
•    Open for A la-carte dinners 7 nights a week
•    Platform 9 Restaurant at Metro Hotel Ipswich
    International is ideal for a special occasion
    or relaxed dining experience   

For bookings phone 3812 8077 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Orion Lagoon Opening - Robelle Domain at Springfield Central Ipswich 5th September 2015

Orion Lagoon Opening - Robelle Domain at Springfield Central Ipswich 5th September 2015

A NEW world class lagoon swimming pool has been completed and ready for launch at Robelle Domain. It will be one of the biggest public lagoon-style swimming pools in Australia.

The exciting new lagoon at Robelle Domain at Springfield Central is nearing completion so what better way to celebrate the start of Spring and the warmer days with a splash around the new lagoon!

There will be lots of fun happening at the opening event including roving performers, entertainment, and of course the lagoon will be open for swimmers!

Springfield Markets in the park area of Robelle Domain will also be in full swing with entertainment, inflatable rides and fireworks at 7.30 pm!

Saturday, 5 September 2015
12.00 pm – 3.00 pm: Lagoon Opening Activities
12.00 pm – 8.00 pm: Springfield Markets

Access via Sinnathamby Boulevard, Springfield Central:

  • FREE entry (food and beverages available for purchase)
  • Alcohol free event
  • Limited free parking will be available from 8.00 am – 8.00 pm.

Orion Lagoon Opening - Robelle Domain at Springfield Central Ipswich 5th September 2015

The new swimming lagoon will be a much-desired attraction in Robelle Domain, and along with other water bodies cover a total area of 2,500 square metres.

This makes it one of Australia's largest outdoor recreation facilities of its kind.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said a review of the original plans and budget enabled council to include a zero to over a metre depth swimming lagoon equal in size to Southbank's famous beach pool.

The lagoon will cater for the local community and families right across the western corridor.
"We are committed to a city that is happy, lively and a place where people can't wait to bring their kids.

"Whether that's to have an ice cream and a splash in the lagoon on the weekend, or to make a permanent home for the family, everyone is welcome in Ipswich and we can't wait to see you.

"This is a decision by all councillors, and I want to thank them for their strategic vision and their dedication to the Ipswich of tomorrow.

"This lagoon also takes pressure off the capital and provides an ideal recreational destination for residents of all cities along the western corridor.

"Enhanced lighting, landscaping, seating, bbqs and water fountains will also be installed to make this a true recreation destination.

"Installation of Safe City CCTV cameras is planned as a future enhancement.

"These works will be a boost for the local economy with a number of jobs created during the construction phase of the project and an additional 15 full time jobs per annum for the city once the lagoon is in full operation," Cr Pisasale said.

Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee Chairperson and Division 1 Cr David Morrison said this decision will be welcomed by all local residents and families.

"The 3.74 hectare development that includes the lagoon, new green space and walking tracks brings together Robelle Domain, Orion Town Centre, Springfield Central train station, Education City and the Parklands Business District into a single unified hub.

"Being able to do some shopping at Orion, enjoy a gourmet al fresco lunch and then stroll through beautiful parklands to take the kids for a dip is in the immediate future for local residents.

"It's going to be great and as the local Councillor I am thrilled.

Springfield Land Corporation deputy chairman Bob Sharpless welcomed the commencing of works and confirmation of the lagoon pool.

"This is another significant milestone in the history of the Springfield Central town centre," Mr Sharpless said.

"Just as South Bank has done, this South Bank at Springfield will become a tourism destination for tens of thousands of visitors with major economic flow-ons also to be  expected across the Ipswich region."

The new South Bank size lagoon parkland is expected to attract 100,000 visitors a year.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Bed & Breakfast Hot Deals at Metro Hotels & Apartments

Bed & Breakfast Hot Deals at Metro Hotels & Apartments

Snuggle in and be well fed when you book a Metro Hotels' bed and breakfast package. For a limited time, these special offers include complimentary breakfast* and WiFi!

Winter B&B Hot Deal from Metro Hotel Perth includes a full buffet breakfast daily for 2 guests - from $149* per night:
Metro Hotel Perth

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast for 2 guests with this Bed & Breakfast Hot Deal from Metro Apartments on Bank Place Melbourne - from $215* per night:
Metro Apartments on Bank Place

Book this Free Brekkie Hot Deal with Metro Hotel Ipswich International and receive a delicious full buffet breakfast for 1-2 guests in Platform 9 Restaurant, plus undercover car parking and WiFi - from $140* per night:
Metro Hotel Ipswich International

Enjoy a daily plated breakfast from the al a carte menu in The Mill restaurant when you book this Bed and Breakfast Hot Deal at Metro Hotel Tower Mill Brisbane- from $150* per night:
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Start your day off the right way with this Bed & Breakfast Hot Deal from Metro Hotel on Pitt, Sydney. Enjoy a full buffet breakfast daily, in Metro Brasserie - from $137* per night:
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Start your day off the right way with this Bed & Breakfast Hot Deal from Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central! Enjoy a full hot buffet breakfast daily in the hotel restaurant - from $135* per night:
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Enjoy a full buffet breakfast for two, overnight car parking and complimentary WiFi with this Deluxe Package from Aspire Hotel Sydney - from $144* per night:

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Bed & Breakfast Hot Deals at Metro Hotels & Apartments

Monday, May 25, 2015

Squadron Set to March into Town in $77m Plan

IPSWICH HQ: Officer Commanding 17th Construction Squadron, 6th
Engineer Support Regiment Major Henry Stimson, leads the squadron on

THE army presence at RAAF Base Amberley is set to grow with plans for another squadron to be relocated to Ipswich under a $77 million project.

A defence spokeswoman confirmed yesterday that 17th Construction Squadron would be relocated from Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney to RAAF Amberley in early 2017.

She said about 140 positions would be transferred to Amberley and construction of new facilities at the base was planned to start in the coming months, subject to parliamentary approval.

The move co-locates the 17th Construction Squadron with its parent unit, the 6th Engineer Support Regiment. The headquarters of the 6 ESR and the 21st Construction Squadron are already at Amberley.

The Department of Defence said the relocation of 17th Construction Squadron would provide opportunities to enhance the command and control of engineer units in south-east Queensland and to improve the overall operational and training effectiveness of 6 ESR.

The project being considered by the Federal Government's Public Works Committee proposes to provide both purpose built and adaptively reused facilities for 17th Construction Squadron.

Construction of the squadron headquarters offices, troop buildings, workshop and vehicle and equipment shelters is expected to be completed by late 2016. A public hearing on the project will be held at Metro Hotel Ipswich International tomorrow at 1pm.

Mayor Paul Pisasale welcomed the $77 million investment in the city and said Defence families were a strong part of the community spirit. "We are a defence city," Cr Pisasale said.

"We want to give a loud and clear message to the people of Australia that we are there to support RAAF Base Amberley. We are here not only to support the base but to support the families."

17 Construction Squadron was originally formed in 1949 and based at Kingsford, New South Wales. Operational achievements include the Vietnam War, Operation Slipper in Afghanistan and peacekeeping operations in Namibia and East Timor.

Squadron personnel are trained as plant operators, carpenters, plumbers and electricians.

With more than 600 regular soldiers, 6 ESR is the largest of the Royal Australian Engineer regiments.

A Defence report into the relocation notes that RAAF Base Amberley is one of the largest Defence sites in Australia and is also home to RAAF's C17 strategic airlift fleet, Army's 9th Force Support Battalion and the Joint Logistics Unit.

"As such, relocating 17 Construction Squadron to RAAF Base Amberley will also enable wider Defence gains in operational effectiveness that involve domestic and regional air and land deployments, and operational efficiencies that involve the reliance on force and national level logistics support and sustainment," the report states.

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