Springfield, Queensland

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Springfield
Queensland
Karamea Avenue, Springfield, Queensland.jpg
Karamea Avenue, 2014
Springfield is located in Queensland
Springfield
Springfield
Coordinates27°39′21″S 152°54′33″E / 27.6558°S 152.9091°E / -27.6558; 152.9091 (Springfield (centre of suburb))
Population6,772 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,011/km2 (2,618/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4300
Area6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Jordan
Federal Division(s)Oxley
Suburbs around Springfield:
Bellbird Park Camira Greenbank
Brookwater Springfield Greenbank
Springfield Central Springfield Lakes Springfield Lakes

Springfield is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Springfield had a population of 6,772 people.[1]

Springfield is in proximity of the nearby suburbs Springfield Lakes and Springfield Central.

History[edit]

Springfield was built as part of Greater Springfield, which was Australia's largest master-planned community at the time of its construction.[3] In 2007 a larger master-planned community at nearby Ripley was announced.[4]

In the 2016 census Springfield had a population of 6,772 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Woodcrest State College is a government primary and secondary (Early Childhood-12) school for boys and girls at 38 Nev Smith Drive (27°39′26″S 152°55′06″E / 27.6572°S 152.9184°E / -27.6572; 152.9184 (Woodcrest State College)).[5][6] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1694 students with 140 teachers (131 full-time equivalent) and 78 non-teaching staff (56 full-time equivalent).[7] It includes a special education program.[5][8][9]

Springfield Anglican College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls which opened on 1 July 1998.[10] Its primary (Prep-6) campus is at Springfield College Drive (27°39′23″S 152°54′27″E / 27.6564°S 152.9076°E / -27.6564; 152.9076 (The Springfield Anglican College (primary campus))) and its secondary (7-12) campus is at 68 Springfield Greenbank Arterial (27°40′15″S 152°54′23″E / 27.6709°S 152.9064°E / -27.6709; 152.9064 (The Springfield Anglican College (secondary campus))).[5][11] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 952 students with 74 teachers (65 full-time equivalent) and 69 non-teaching staff (43 full-time equivalent).[7]

Hymba Yumba Independent School is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school at 6 Springfield Parkway (27°39′51″S 152°54′33″E / 27.6642°S 152.9093°E / -27.6642; 152.9093 (Hymba Yumba Community Hub)).[5][12] The school has a focus on teaching the national curriculum using Indigenous Knowledge.[13]

Staines Memorial College opened 25 January 2005 in Springfield. It is named in the memory of Graham Staines, a missionary in India who was burned to death by fundamentalist Hindus in 1999. In 2010 the college relocated to Redbank Plains.[14][15]

Springfield State School opened on 22 January 1998. On 1 January 2000 it was renamed Woodcrest State College.[10]


Amenities[edit]

The Camira Springfield Community Centre is at 389 Old Logan Road (27°38′29″S 152°55′01″E / 27.6413°S 152.9170°E / -27.6413; 152.9170 (Camira Springfield Community Centre)).[16][17]

Springfield Fair is a shopping centre at 16 Springfield Parkway (27°39′11″S 152°55′06″E / 27.6530°S 152.9184°E / -27.6530; 152.9184 (Springfield Fair)).[18][19]

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

Transport[edit]

Springfield is connected to the Brisbane CBD by the Centenary Motorway and the Springfield railway line, a branch of the Ipswich railway line that starts at Darra station, and extends to Springfield.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Springfield (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Springfield – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 45080)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "SEQRP and Greater Springfield". Planning Institute of Australia. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Ipswich council unveils major pre-planned community project". ABC News. 25 May 2007. Archived from the original on 26 October 2020. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Woodcrest State College". Archived from the original on 28 February 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  7. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Woodcrest State College - Early Childhood Development Program". Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Woodcrest State College - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  11. ^ "The Springfield Anglican College". Archived from the original on 25 February 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Hymba Yumba Independent School". Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  13. ^ "School". Hymba Yumba Independent School. Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  15. ^ "The Staines Legacy". Staines Memorial College. 11 March 2021. Archived from the original on 26 February 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "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.
  17. ^ "Camira Community Centre". Ipswich City Council. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  18. ^ "Building areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  19. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  20. ^ Brad Weier (7 June 2010). "Springfield railway 2 years early". The Queensland Times. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • McCreadie, Karen (2012), Stop not till the goal is reached : the 10 principles for fearless success that inspired Maha Sinnathamby to build a city, Milton, Qld. John Wiley & Sons Australia, ISBN 978-1-74246-856-3

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