Springwood, Queensland

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Logan CityQueensland
Fitzgerald Avenue Springwood.jpg
Fitzgerald Avenue, 2014
Springwood is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°37′17″S 153°08′14″E / 27.6213°S 153.1372°E / -27.6213; 153.1372 (Springwood (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°37′17″S 153°08′14″E / 27.6213°S 153.1372°E / -27.6213; 153.1372 (Springwood (centre of suburb))
Population9,148 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,525/km2 (3,950/sq mi)
Area6.0 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Springwood
Federal division(s)Rankin
Suburbs around Springwood:
Underwood Rochedale South Priestdale
Slacks Creek Springwood Daisy Hill
Slacks Creek Slacks Creek Daisy Hill

Springwood is a suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Springwood had a population of 9,148 people.[1]


Pacific Motorway at Springwood, 2007

The size of Springwood is approximately 6 km². It has 17 parks covering nearly 9% of the total area. The population of Springwood in 1996 was 9,738 people. By 2001 the population was 9,084 showing a population decline of 7% in the area during that time. A high proportion of people in Springwood are in the baby boomers generation compared to population proportions in the surrounding local government area.[3]

Springwood is a significant activity centre in the region, with a major bus station, two hotels, a 24-hour McDonald's, two state primary schools, a state high school, a campus of Calvary Christian College, a public library, three shopping malls, ambulance, fire and police stations and many places of worship (including Church of Christ, Uniting and Seventh-day Adventist churches).

Most commercial activity in Springwood is centred on the "town centre" in the north-west of the suburb along the Pacific Motorway. An increasing amount of commercial development is also occurring in the south-eastern parts of Springwood, an area unofficially known as Chatswood Hills. The remainder of the suburb is primarily middle-class residential areas.


Springwood is situated in the Yugarabul traditional Aboriginal country of the Brisbane and surrounding regions.[4] Indigenous Australian people from the Yugambeh and Jaggera language groups inhabited the local area.[3]

Springwood was laid out as a development when the South East Freeway to Brisbane was planned, at one end of the proposed Freeway. This was expected to be finished in 1972, but was not finished until 1985. The development was named after the name of the property owned by Brigader Sam Langford in 1932.[5]

Springwood State High School opened on 24 January 1977.[6]

Dennis Road State School opened on 24 January 1977, but just after the official opening, it was renamed Springwood Central State School.[6]

Chatswood Hills State School opened on 24 January1983.[6]

Calvary Christian College opened on 23 January 1984.[6]

Until September 2006, Springwood was home to an IKEA store, before moving to a new location in Slacks Creek, directly across the Pacific Motorway from Chatswood Hills.[citation needed]

From the 2000s, both the Queensland government and Logan City Council proposed that Springwood be redeveloped as a Principal Activity Centre (PAC). This was initially noted by the Queensland government in a 2005 paper, South East Queensland Regional Plan. The paper, in addition to its follow-up paper in 2009, cites multiple reasons for developing a PAC in Springwood: the area's close proximity to the Pacific Motorway, its strategic location between Brisbane City and the Gold Coast, existing urban infrastructure and availability of affordable housing. The aim of the proposal is to reduce growth pressures in established PACs whilst encouraging more employment opportunities and economic growth in South East Queensland.[7]

In October 2009, Logan City Council partnered with GHD to create a master plan for redeveloping Springwood as a PAC. This plan was made after consultations with key stakeholders and residents in the local area. Using the South East Queensland Regional Plan as a foundation, the master plan envisions a future for Springwood in the year 2031 and beyond.[8] The plan proposes a significant change in form and function of the suburb compared to its current state. As a suburb with a significant presence in automotive retail showrooms, the plan encourages these showrooms to consolidate around Compton Road and the Logan Mega Centre. The plan proposes new low-rise office spaces, residential apartments, recreational spaces, retail and commercial spaces to be developed within close distance to Springwood bus station. Moreover, the plan outlines two new town squares, a new road intersecting Dennis Road and Carol Avenue, a theatre, an art gallery, rehabilitation of Slacks Creek and an upgrade to public transport facilities.[3] These proposals offer a framework for future planning scheme amendments made by Logan City Council.

Logan City Council's Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) planned for land acquisition of two local state schools for new parks and town square between 2019 and 2021.[9][10]

Springwood Summit was held in October 2016 to jumpstart further public interest and discussion of the suburb. The summit had the tagline: "The start of SEQ's next CBD". More than 200 delegates from around the world attended the summit.[11][12]


In the 2016 census, there were 9,148 people in Springwood. Of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population. The median age remained unchanged at 37 years. 63.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 8.4%, England 4.1%, India 1.6%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.2% and Philippines 1.0%. In Springwood, 79.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 1.4%, Korean 1.0%, Cantonese 0.9%, Romanian 0.6% and Punjabi 0.6%.[1]


Springwood Central State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at 26–34 Dennis Road (27°37′06″S 153°07′51″E / 27.6183°S 153.1309°E / -27.6183; 153.1309 (Springwood Central State School)).[13][14] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 312 students with 27 teachers (24 full-time equivalent) and 20 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13][16]

Chatswood Hills State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Raleigh Street (27°37′41″S 153°08′15″E / 27.6281°S 153.1374°E / -27.6281; 153.1374 (Chatswood Hills State School)).[13][17] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 617 students with 49 teachers (41 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13]

Calvary Christian College is a private primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 161 Dennis Road (27°36′56″S 153°08′34″E / 27.6155°S 153.1429°E / -27.6155; 153.1429 (Calvary Christian College)).[13][18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 934 students with 82 teachers (70 full-time equivalent) and 117 non-teaching staff (60 full-time equivalent).[15]

Springwood State High School is a government secondary (7–12) school for boys and girls at 202 Springwood Road (27°36′45″S 153°08′09″E / 27.6126°S 153.1359°E / -27.6126; 153.1359 (Springwood State High School)).[13][19] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 649 students with 66 teachers (62 full-time equivalent) and 37 non-teaching staff (25 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13]

Notable people[edit]


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  2. ^ "Springwood – suburb in City of Logan (entry 45306)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Greater Springwood Masterplan" (PDF). GHD Group. 13 October 2009. Archived from the original on 6 July 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "AIATSIS code E66: Yugarabul". Federal government. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  5. ^ Council, Logan City. "Springwood". Logan City Council. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009–2031" (PDF). The State of Queensland (Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning). July 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 February 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Place-based projects: Springwood". www.logan.qld.gov.au. Logan City Council. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  9. ^ "Local Government Infrastructure and Plan – Summary of extrinsic material for the parks component of the parks and land for community facilities network" (PDF). Logan City Council. 8 October 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  10. ^ Council, Logan City. "Planning Scheme Amendments & TLPI". www.logan.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 24 March 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  11. ^ Council, Logan City. "Springwood Summit". www.logan.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 26 April 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  12. ^ "South East Queensland's next CBD". Archived from the original on 9 May 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Springwood Central State School". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Springwood Central SS – Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Chatswood Hills State School". Archived from the original on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Calvary Christian College". Archived from the original on 14 August 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Springwood State High School". Archived from the original on 25 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

External links[edit]

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