Scoparia Drive, 2016
|Population||3,524 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Ipswich|
Brookwater is a suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. It is one of the suburbs of the Greater Springfield Development. At the 2016 census, the suburb recorded a population of 3,524.
Brookwater was named and bounded in 2003.
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.
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.
The Address is surrounded by the 1st, 2nd & 3rd holes and practice fairway of the Brookwater championship golf course.
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).
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 panoramic mountain views while also being close to parks, walking trails, schools, shops and public transport.
Brookwater is approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the Orion Springfield Central shopping centre and approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of a Woolworths shopping centre, restaurants and cafés. 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.
The suburb hosts the Brookwater Golf and Country Club, 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. Brookwater has also hosted the Isuzu Queensland Open and the 2015 Emirates Golf Challenge.
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.
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.
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