Springfield Central, Queensland

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Springfield Central
Queensland
Aerial View of Springfield Central.jpg
Robelle Domain, January 2016
Springfield Central is located in Queensland
Springfield Central
Springfield Central
Coordinates27°41′08″S 152°54′15″E / 27.6855°S 152.9041°E / -27.6855; 152.9041Coordinates: 27°41′08″S 152°54′15″E / 27.6855°S 152.9041°E / -27.6855; 152.9041
Population114 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density28.5/km2 (73.8/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4300
Area4.0 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Jordan
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Springfield Central:
Augustine Heights Brookwater Springfield
Spring Mountain Springfield Central Springfield Lakes
Spring Mountain Spring Mountain Springfield Lakes

Springfield Central is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Springfield Central had a population of 114 people.[1] It is the designated business district of Greater Springfield.

Geography[edit]

The Centenary Highway forms the northern boundary of the suburb. Despite its name, the Springfield Central railway station is immediately to the north of the highway and hence in the neighbouring suburb of Brookwater.[3] The Robelle Domain is a 487 hectares (1,200 acres) parkland in the northern half of Springfield Central incorporating artificial lakes and waterways, landscaped gardens and cycle and pedestrian paths.[4]

History[edit]

Springfield Central State School and Springfield Central State High School both opened on 1 January 2011.[5]

At the 2011 census the suburb recorded a population of 105.[6]

Central business district[edit]

Robelle Domain Springfield Central Parklands
GE Australia Queensland headquarters, constructed early 2014.
Springfield Central
Springfield Central from the air, October 2019
Robelle Domain's Orion Lagoon in Springfield Central

The suburb is the commercial, retail, educational, health and infrastructure hub of the Greater Springfield Development. It contains the Orion Springfield Central shopping centre which is home to almost 200 retailers, the Springfield Central railway station, office buildings, a large city parkland called Robelle Domain and water playground called Orion Lagoon,[7] and the Mater Private Hospital Springfield.

Springfield Central is also home to various education and training institutions including a campus of the University of Southern Queensland and TAFE Queensland, the Union Institute of Language[8], Peter McMahon's Swim Factory, several private secondary institutions including St Peters Lutheran College Springfield and numerous public schools including Springfield Central State School and Springfield Central State High School, both of which were established in 2011.[9]

Robelle Domain covers 24 ha and includes boardwalks, walking and cycle tracks, sports fields, playgrounds, a children’s water park, stage and amphitheatre, swimming lagoon and cafes.[10] The Mater Private Hospital will initially be able to support 80-beds and is designed to expand as demand increases.[11]

Springfield Central also hosts numerous commercial retailers including Bunnings, BCF and Event Cinemas with a Timezone arcade set to open in 2020.[12]

Amenities[edit]

The Ipswich City Council previously operated a fortnightly mobile library service which visited Orion Springfield Central (opposite the lagoon).[13] With the development of the Springfield Central Library, this has since been removed.[14]

A new $44 million multi-storey car park project is in development adjacent to Springfield Central Station and is set to increase the commuter car park capacity to 1100.[15]

Aveo Springfield opened its first two buildings in 2018 providing 86 living spaces for elderly residents. At completion, the community is expected to host more than 2500 living spaces. In 2019, the $56 million Springfield Central Sports Complex was opened to the public. The sporting precinct features sixteen netball courts, eight tennis courts, four multi-purpose sporting fields, canteen amenities and playground.[16]

The Reserve, Springfield is an Australian rules football venue, currently under construction and expected to be completed in mid-to-late 2021.[17] Once completed, the venue is expected to provide seating for 10,000 patrons and will host the Brisbane Lions AFL Women’s Team.[18]

In October 2019, the previous Springfield Central Tavern site was replaced by the Springfield Brewery, Bar & Kitchen, owned by Salisbury-based craft beer brewery Ballistic Beer Co.The craft micro-brewery also produces a European style pilsner, the Springfield Pilsner, named after their location.[19]

Education[edit]

Springfield Central State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 257 Grande Avenue (27°41′49″S 152°54′23″E / 27.6970°S 152.9065°E / -27.6970; 152.9065 (Springfield Central State School)).[20][21] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 769 students with 49 teachers (45 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).[22]

Springfield Central State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 90 Parkland Drive (27°41′28″S 152°54′30″E / 27.6911°S 152.9083°E / -27.6911; 152.9083 (Springfield Central State High School)).[20][23] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1410 students with 101 teachers (97 full-time equivalent) and 45 non-teaching staff (36 full-time equivalent).[22] It includes a special education program at 70 Parkland Drive (27°41′28″S 152°54′30″E / 27.6911°S 152.9083°E / -27.6911; 152.9083 (Springfield Central SHS - Special Education Program)).[20]

The Springfield campus of St Peters Lutheran College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 42 Wellness Way (27°41′21″S 152°54′28″E / 27.6893°S 152.9077°E / -27.6893; 152.9077 (St Peters Lutheran College - Springfield)).[20][24] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 522 students with 39 teachers (37 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Springfield Central (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Springfield Central - suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 50103)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Springfield Central Parklands takes shape : Ipswich City Council". www.ipswich.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Springfield Central (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "Robelle Domain - Greater Springfield". Greater Springfield. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Locations". Union Institute of Language. 2018. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Out School". Department of Education, Training and Employment. Archived from the original on 14 September 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Robelle Domain". Springfield Land Corporation. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Mater unveils new hospital plans for Greater Springfield". Mater Health Services. 24 May 2013. Archived from the original on 14 September 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Timezone Opening 2020". Orion Springfield Central. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Ipswich Libraries: Mobile library schedule of stops - January to June 2018" (PDF). Ipswich City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Mobile Library Redeployment". Ipswich Libraries. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Springfield Central park 'n' ride". Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Government. 15 November 2019. Archived from the original on 28 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Greater Springfield welcomes the new Springfield Central Sports Mecca". Greater Springfield. 17 October 2019. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019.
  17. ^ "The Reserve: Our new home". Brisbane Lions. 17 December 2019. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019.
  18. ^ "Brisbane Lion's New Springfield Home Base Announced". Greater Springfield. 4 February 2019. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019.
  19. ^ "Greater Springfield Goes Ballistic!". Greater Springfield. 6 September 2019. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ "Springfield Central State School". Archived from the original on 18 December 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  22. ^ a b c "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Springfield Central State High School". Archived from the original on 7 March 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  24. ^ "St Peters Lutheran College - Springfield". Archived from the original on 22 October 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

External links[edit]

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