Springfield Lakes, Queensland

Coordinates: 27°40′58″S 152°54′46″E / 27.6827°S 152.9127°E / -27.6827; 152.9127 (Springfield Lakes (centre of suburb))
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Springfield Lakes
Queensland
Spring Lake, 2014
Springfield Lakes is located in Queensland
Springfield Lakes
Springfield Lakes
Coordinates27°40′58″S 152°54′46″E / 27.6827°S 152.9127°E / -27.6827; 152.9127 (Springfield Lakes (centre of suburb))
Population17,211 (SAL 2021)[1]
Postcode(s)4300
Area8.8 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Jordan
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Springfield Lakes:
Springfield Camira Greenbank
Springfield Central Springfield Lakes Greenbank
Spring Mountain Spring Mountain Greenbank

Springfield Lakes is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is one of the suburbs created within Greater Springfield. In the 2021 census, Springfield Lakes had a population of 17,211 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

The Centenary Motorway forms the north-western boundary of the suburb. The Springfield railway line runs immediately parallel and north of the highway.[4] There is a foot bridge across the motorway (27°39′39″S 152°55′18″E / 27.6608°S 152.9216°E / -27.6608; 152.9216 (foot bridge to railway station)) which provides access to Springfield railway station.[5]

The lakes from which the suburb takes its name are:

Springfield Lakes was developed by Lend Lease as a series of smaller neighbourhoods (villages). As of November 2015 these neighbourhoods are: Bridgewater Chase (Springfield), Clancy's Crossing (Springfield), The Escarpment (Springfield), Lakeside, Eden's Homestead, Olive Springs, Butterfly Green, The Promenade, Waterside at The Promenade, The Peninsula, The Summit, Aspect, Creekside, Lakes Entrance, Wildflower Ridge, Park Edge, Tea Trees, Central Walk, and The Sanctuary. The Peninsula is the final neighbourhood of Springfield Lakes developed immediately behind Regatta Lake and Discovery Lake.[9]

History[edit]

Springfield Lakes is one of the suburbs created within Greater Springfield,[10] a 2,850-hectare (11.0 sq mi) site which is Australia's largest master planned community.[11] For comparison purposes this is more than half the size of Cairns. It was officially named and bounded in 2000.[2]

Springfield Lakes State School opened in 2007.[12]

Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School was established in 2013 by the Catholic Education division of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.[13]

In the 2016 census Springfield Lakes had a population of 15,318 people.[14]

On Friday 1 September 2017, Our Lady of the Southern Cross Catholic Church was officially opened and blessed by Archbishop Mark Coleridge, as the first Catholic church in Greater Springfield. Prior to its opening, Catholic services had been held at St Augustine's College in Augustine Heights.[15]

In the 2021 census, Springfield Lakes had a population of 17,211 people.[3]

Transport[edit]

The suburb is serviced by bus route 528, which links Springfield station with Springfield Central station[16], and bus route 533, which forms a bi-directional loop through the southern part of Springfield Lakes[17]. Apart from bus services, the suburb also has access to rail services with the northern part of Springfield Lakes being serviced by Springfield railway station while the southern part of the suburb is serviced by Springfield Central railway station across from Orion Springfield Central shopping centre.[18][19]

Education[edit]

Springfield Lakes State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 63 Springfield Lakes Boulevard (27°40′14″S 152°55′20″E / 27.6705°S 152.9221°E / -27.6705; 152.9221 (Springfield Lakes State School)).[20][21] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1122 students with 77 teachers (68 full-time equivalent) and 44 non-teaching staff (30 full-time equivalent).[22] It includes a special education program.[20]

Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 58 Opperman Drive (27°41′45″S 152°54′36″E / 27.6959°S 152.9101°E / -27.6959; 152.9101 (Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School)).[20][23] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 267 students with 17 teachers (15 full-time equivalent) and 14 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).[22]

There are no secondary schools in Springfield Lakes. The nearest government secondary schools are Springfield Central State High School in neighbouring Springfield Central to the west and Woodcrest State College in neighbouring Springfield to the north-west.[4]

Amenities[edit]

Our Lady of the Southern Cross Catholic Church is at 58 Opperman Drive (27°41′46″S 152°54′36″E / 27.6961°S 152.9100°E / -27.6961; 152.9100 (Our Lady of the Southern Cross Catholic Church)) adjacent to the Catholic school.[24]

Attractions[edit]

View of Springfield Lakes from Marsdenia Lookout, 2021

Marsdenia Lookout is accessed from the north-west corner of Angelica Drive and Dandelion Drive (27°42′07″S 152°54′39″E / 27.70185°S 152.9109°E / -27.70185; 152.9109 (Marsdenia Lookout)). It offers views across the Greater Springfield area.[25][26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Springfield Lakes (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Springfield Lakes – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 49679)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Springfield Lakes (SSC)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Foot bridges - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 22 October 2020. Archived from the original on 16 November 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Spring Lake – lake in City of Ipswich (entry 46578)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Regatta Lake – lake in City of Ipswich (entry 46577)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Discovery Lake – lake in City of Ipswich (entry 46576)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  9. ^ "The Peninsula". Lend Lease. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Living Here - Residential". Springfield Land Corporation. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Community Vision". Springfield Lakes. Archived from the original on 21 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  12. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  13. ^ "Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Springfield Lakes". Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Springfield Lakes. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  14. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Springfield Lakes (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  15. ^ Bowling, Mark (25 August 2017). "Impressive first church ready to open at Springfield". The Catholic Leader. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  16. ^ https://jp.translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/timetables/bus/t/528/inbound
  17. ^ https://jp.translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/timetables/bus/t/533/inbound
  18. ^ Springfield Station | TransLink
  19. ^ Springfield Central Station | TransLink
  20. ^ a b c "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 Lakes State School". Archived from the original on 13 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  22. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  23. ^ "Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School". Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  24. ^ "Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Springfield". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  25. ^ "Tea Trees Marsdenia Park". Ipswich City Council. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2023.
  26. ^ "Portal: Marsdenia Lookout". Ingress Tracker. Retrieved 3 March 2023.

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