27 Mar Springfield, QLD is getting a $137 Million Sporting Upgrade
A $67 million sporting development in Greater Springfield, an urban growth corridor located south-west of Brisbane’s metropolitan area, is on track to open this year.
The developer of Greater Springfield says it is “cementing itself as one of Australia’s super sporting meccas” with its new Springfield Central Sports Complex slated to open to the public mid 2019.
The new sporting facility, which neighbours Springfield Central State High School and St Peter’s Lutheran College, also joins the recent announcement of the $70 million Brisbane Lions AFLW stadium announced in January which will house the Lions’ players and staff in a state-of-the-art facility, and also allow for the construction of a boutique stadium to host AFLW matches and a host of community groups.
Greater Springfield founder Maha Sinnathamby says the region has a growing student population. “There are currently 11,000 students in Greater Springfield, with that number expected to grow by 1200 each year moving forward.” Along with this Springfield’s current population sits around 41,000 with this figure predicted to triple in size by 2030.
The developer says Greater Springfield is Australia’s first master-planned greenfield city since Canberra, and to date, it has seen $15 billion worth of infrastructure investments. “We have a supersized CBD and an employment target of one job for every three residents,” Sinnathamby said.
These new sporting developments will feature four ovals, 16 netball courts, eight fields, eight tennis courts, an athletics track as well as clubhouses and playgrounds.