Comprising of six suburbs, the area of Greater Springfield is a city in itself with over 7,000 acres of developable land. As only the second master-planned Australian city in history (the other being Canberra), the area is ripe with opportunity. Only 30 minutes to Brisbane CBD and 50 minutes to the Gold Coast, Springfield sits within the rapidly developing western corridor. While Greater Springfield already offers excellent transport connectivity, retail and commercial industries and a plethora of house and land as well as apartment developments, it’s what’s still to come for Springfield that’s got us all excited.

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KEY STATISTICS

Median apartment price
$393,000
Median house price
$420,000
Median apartment rental value
$395 per week
Median house rental value
$385 per week

Transport
Springfield Central Station connects to Brisbane and the Gold Coast. There are also many bus routes through Springfield.

Things we love…

  • The Springfield transport hub makes commuting to the CBD just over half an hour.
  • One-third of the area is dedicated to green space and parks.
  • Built with families in mind, there are a plethora of education options.

But remember that…

  • If you choose to commute by car rather than on the train, expect long delays in peak hour traffic getting in and out of Brisbane.
  • With a large number of lots still to come to the market, it may reduce the price of existing homes in the area.
Springfield golf course
Springfield Golf Course. Image from Springfield City Group.
Orion Lagoon Springfield. Image from Springfield City Group.
Orion Lagoon Springfield. Image from Springfield City Group.
Orion Springfield Central shopping and dining.
Orion Springfield Central shopping and dining. Image from Springfield City Group.
Education in Springfield. Image from Springfield City Group.
Education in Springfield. Image from Springfield City Group.
Springfield golf course
Orion Lagoon Springfield. Image from Springfield City Group.
Orion Springfield Central shopping and dining.
Education in Springfield. Image from Springfield City Group.

Location & Transport

Situated just off the Centenary Highway, Greater Springfield encompasses the suburbs of Springfield Central, Spring Mountain, Augustine Heights, Brookwater, Springfield and Springfield Lakes. Just 15km south-east of Ipswich, it may surprise many that Springfield is closer to the Brisbane CBD than areas like North Lakes to the north and Victoria Point to the east.

Transport connectivity has been a real focus for Greater Springfield’s development company Springfield City Group over the last few years. $1.2 billion has already been poured into the Springfield Rail Improvements Project, creating a major hub for trains and busses at Springfield Central. With two train stations (Springfield and Springfield Central) now connecting the area to Brisbane, the Gold Coast as well as Brisbane Airport, getting in and out of Springfield is as simple as jumping on a train. Only 40 minutes on the train will land you in Brisbane CBD, making Springfield a very valid option for commuters.

Lifestyle

Greater Springfield currently has a population of over 41,000 residents with this figure growing weekly. With established house and land estates throughout Springfield, Brookwater and Augustine Heights, this region offers everything from CBD-style apartments and first-home buyer house and land packages to large family homes and luxury residences with golf-course frontages.

Thirty percent of Greater Springfield has been reserved for green space, so the integrity of the area will remain throughout all future development. This includes recreation space and green corridors linking White Rock, Spring Mountain, Spring Lake and Discovery Lake. In the heart of Springfield Central sits Robelle Domain, a central park with a man-made lagoon, picnic areas and large amphitheatre.

Key retail and dining options in Springfield are quite extensive. The suburbs within Greater Springfield are dotted with cafes, and Orion Springfield Central offers a movie theatre, grocery shops, a Target, Big W and over 110 specialty stores. There is also a gigantic Bunnings closeby, to make all those new-home DIY projects easy.

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Education

One of the advantages of Greater Springfield as a master-planned community is the provisions that have been made for expansion into the future. Education is a key aspect of this. Currently, the area offers five early childcare centres in Springfield Central, five in Springfield, one in Brookwater, two in Springfield Lakes and two in Augustine Heights. There are ten primary and high schools in the region, with a mixture of public and private schools. Springfield West State School is also opening in 2019. Greater Springfield is also home to a University of Southern Queensland campus, The Studio of Performing Arts Springfield, Union Institute of Languages and TAFE Queensland South West campus.

Developments

Once completed, the Springfield CBD will occupy double the land size of Brisbane CBD and provide a wide array of commercial opportunities. With a myriad of large-scale leasing opportunities available, Springfield City Group projects the CBD will be able to offer employment to one-third of the city’s residents by 2030.

Springfield Ideas City. Render by Springfield City Group
Springfield Ideas City. Render by Springfield City Group

Alongside the commercial CBD, there are two expansive precincts planned: Health City and IDEA City. Plans for Health City are already well underway, with the Mater Private Hospital Springfield Stage One already open including a government-funded cancer care centre. Stage Two of the hospital will commence construction this year and will join a range of state-of-the-art research facilities within the 52-acre area reserved for Health City. Aveo has also developed a large, dementia-friendly retirement village in Health City which opened mid 2018.

IDEA City is also in the works for Springfield Central. Based on the Silicon Valley concept, IDEA City will be a research-focused precinct designed to house both tech giants and start-ups. A key part of IDEA City is the $230-million Polaris Data Centre and the independent dark fibre network that runs through the CBD. In terms of digital infrastructure, this puts Springfield well ahead of the Brisbane CBD.

When it comes to residential development, a brand-new house and land release in Brookwater has just been brought to market. Dress Circle Stage 1 is selling now and is centred around the Brookwater Golf & Country Club. Over the next few years, this area will see thousands of brand-new apartments join the market as well.

Park Avenue Apartments Springfield
Park Avenue Apartments Springfield

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