Brookwater, Queensland

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Brookwater
Queensland
Population 702 (2006 census)[citation needed]
Postcode(s) 4300
Location 31 km (19 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Bundamba
Federal Division(s) Oxley
Suburbs around Brookwater:
Bellbird Park Bellbird Park Springfield
Augustine Heights Brookwater Springfield
Springfield Lakes Springfield Lakes Springfield

Brookwater is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[1] It is one of the suburbs of the Greater Springfield Development. It is located approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) south-west from Brisbane CBD.

Brookwater is bordered by Augustine Heights to the West, Springfield to the East, and Springfield Central in the South.

History[edit]

Part of the Greater Springfield Development that was founded almost 20 years ago, Brookwater is known as a master planned community.[2] Every slope, streetscape, and sweeping bend in this suburb has been carefully considered.[2]

Residential Areas[edit]

Brookwater is a mix of low-to-medium-density housing. Most blocks within it comprise more than 600m2 each. The residential area is divided between three precincts: The Point, The Retreat, and The Crest.

The Point[edit]

The Point is a gated community, sitting on one of the most elevated locations in Brookwater. Seven plots offer golf-front sites, nestled beside the 14th and 15th fairways of the golf course designed by Greg Norman. Homesites in The Point range in size from 565m2 to 1,210m2. The Point can be accessed through Canopy Court.

The Retreat[edit]

The Retreat is a secluded area nestled on the elevated ridgeline and surrounded by natural tree lined gullies, off Ridgewood Drive. It is adjacent to the Sanctuary Rise Park. Homesites range from 800m2 to 975m2.

The Crest[edit]

The Crest precinct has 22 homesites ranging from 454m2 to 830m2. It is surrounded by Augusta Parkway, Forester Avenue and Crest Ride Parade. These houses have panoramic mountain views while also being close to parks, walking trails, schools, shops and public transport.

Commercial Areas[edit]

Green Spaces[edit]

45% of Brookwater has been safeguarded as green space and will never be built on.

Amenties[edit]

Brookwater has fibre-to-the-premises connectivity, as part of the ‘greater technology’ pillar of Greater Springfield mission to provide high-speed, high-bandwidth internet services.

Golf[edit]

The suburb hosts the Brookwater Golf and Country Club, designed by Greg Norman. The par 72 golf course measures 6,505 metres and has been voted as Queensland’s number one golf course in Golf Australia magazine’s best 50 courses [1]. Brookwater will also host the Isuzu Queensland Open and the 2015 Emirates Golf Challenge.

Shops[edit]

Brookwater is close to the Orion Springfield Central shopping centre. There is also a supermarket, restaurants and cafés.

Education[edit]

The Greater Springfield Development area (including Brookwater) caters to 14,000 students with ten schools, a technical college, and a university. There are many day care centres and preschools in the surrounding areas, with Goodstart Early Learning being located inside Brookwater itself.

Public and private education providers include St Peters Lutheran College, Woodcrest College, The Springfield Anglican College, St Augustine’s College, Springfield Lakes State School, Springfield Central Primary School, Springfield Central High School, Hymba Yumba Community Hub, Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School and Augusta State School.

Transport[edit]

Train[edit]

The closest train station to Brookwater is Springfield Central railway station on the Springfield railway line. It branches from the Ipswich railway line after Darra railway station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brookwater (entry 48378)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Greater Springfield". Springfield Land Corporation. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°39′40″S 152°53′55″E / 27.66111°S 152.89861°E / -27.66111; 152.89861