Brookwater, Queensland

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Brookwater
IpswichQueensland
Scoparia Drive at Brookwater, Queensland.jpg
Scoparia Drive, 2016
Brookwater is located in Queensland
Brookwater
Brookwater
Coordinates27°39′32″S 152°53′50″E / 27.6588°S 152.8972°E / -27.6588; 152.8972 (Brookwater (centre of suburb))
Population2,151 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density694/km2 (1,797/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4300
Area3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Jordan
Federal division(s)Oxley
Suburbs around Brookwater:
Bellbird Park Bellbird Park Springfield
Augustine Heights Brookwater Springfield
Springfield Lakes Springfield Central Springfield

Brookwater is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is one of the suburbs of the Greater Springfield Development. In the 2016 census Brookwater had a population of 2,151 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Brookwater is bordered by Bellbird Park to the north, Augustine Heights to the west, Springfield to the east, and Springfield Central in the south.

Brookwater is a mix of low-to-medium-density housing. Most blocks within it comprise more than 600 square metres (6,500 sq ft) each. The residential area is divided between three precincts: The Point (Gated), The Retreat, The Address and The Crest.[citation needed]

The Point is a small exclusive 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 565 to 1,210 square metres (6,080 to 13,020 sq ft). The Point can be accessed through Canopy Court.[citation needed]

The Address is surrounded by the 1st, 2nd & 3rd holes and practice fairway of the Brookwater championship golf course.[citation needed]

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 800 to 975 square metres (8,610 to 10,490 sq ft).[citation needed]

The Crest precinct has 22 homesites ranging from 454 to 830 square metres (4,890 to 8,930 sq ft). It is surrounded by Augusta Parkway, Forester Avenue and Crest Ride Parade. These houses have mountain views while also being close to parks, walking trails, schools, shops and public transport.[citation needed]

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

History[edit]

Brookwater was named and bounded in 2003.[2]

The Urban Development Institute of Australia judged Brookwater to be the best residential subdivision in 2006.[3]

In the 2016 census Brookwater had a population of 2,151 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Brookwater. The nearest government primary schools are Augusta State School in neighbouring Augustine Heights to the west and Spring Mountain State School in Spring Mountain to the south-west. The nearest government secondary schools are Redbank Plains State High School in Redbank Plains to the west and Springfield Central State High School in neighbouring Springfield Central to the south.[4]

There is a Goodstart Early Learning childcare centre in Brookwater.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Mater Health Centre Brookwater is a private hospital (27°39′49″S 152°53′30″E / 27.6635°S 152.8918°E / -27.6635; 152.8918 (Mater Health Centre Brookwater)).[6]

Amenities[edit]

Brookwater Golf and Country Club has an 18-hole golf course at 1 Tournament Drive (27°39′47″S 152°53′39″E / 27.6630°S 152.8943°E / -27.6630; 152.8943 (Brookwater Golf and Country Club)).[7][8] The golf course was designed by Greg Norman. The par 72 golf course measures 6,505 metres (21,342 ft) and has been voted as Queensland's number one golf course in Golf Australia magazine's best 50 courses.[when?][9] Brookwater has also hosted the Isuzu Queensland Open and the 2015 Emirates Golf Challenge.

Brookwater Village Shopping Centre has a Woolworths shopping centre, restaurants and cafés at 2 Tournament Drive (27°39′49″S 152°53′30″E / 27.6636°S 152.8917°E / -27.6636; 152.8917 (Brookwater Village Shopping Centre)).[10]

There are a number of parks in the suburb, including:

Transport[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. The Centenary Highway, Logan Motorway and Ipswich Motorway are all nearby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brookwater (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Brookwater – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 50055)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Brookwater". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Goodstart Brookwater - Childcare Centre". Goodstart Early Learning. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Landmark Areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 21 November 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Building points - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  8. ^ "The Brookwater Golf and Country Club". Brookwater. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Brookwater Golf & Country Club". Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Homepage". Brookwater Village Shopping Centre. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.

External links[edit]

  • "Brookwater". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.