Springfield booming, and best yet to come

WITH Springfield coming of age, Cr David Morrison says the Greater Springfield Area is still growing at a very healthy rate with record infrastructure spending committed.

The Springfield-based councillor said while many regions around Australia were experiencing little or zero growth, the Greater Springfield area was in a very healthy state.

Cr Morrison said major committed projects included:

  • Two rail stations.
  • GE state headquarters to house more than 1000 workers.
  • A Mater Hospital.
  • A major connection road between Augusta Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial.
  • A trade training centre.
  • Duplication of USQ.
  • Robelle Domain Stage 2.
  • Extension of Orion Town Centre.
  • Duplication of the Centenary Hwy.

Committed projects were valued at more than $2 billion.

"2013 celebrates 21 years since Maha Sinnathamby and Bob Sharpless took the bold and gutsy decision to leave family and friends in Perth and travel to Queensland and purchase 3860ha of land within the then Moreton Shire Council," he said. "What has been achieved in the past 21 years is amazing; however the exciting part is only about 15% of the Greater Springfield vision has been fulfilled and the best is yet to come."

Meanwhile, property values at The Springs at Augustine Heights are predicted to strengthen with the opening of Springfield rail line.

Australand's Queensland Residential Division general manager Cameron Leggatt said buyers had already identified the enhanced value the train line delivered to The Springs.

"The market responded strongly to our last release which was 90 per cent sold in four weeks," Mr Leggatt said.



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