In Loving Memory of Barry Alexander
Springfield Land Corporation farewells a very special and much-loved city builder, Barry Alexander.
Barry Alexander was a loving and devoted family man who touched the lives of his many workmates and colleagues over more than a decade as he worked on the Greater Springfield project.
Before joining the Springfield project, Barry was the chief planner for the Brisbane City Council and then set up his own consultancy practice. As the city of Greater Springfield grew, Barry increasingly focussed on the needs of the city and its intricate planning regime until he joined the project full time.
Barry had great relationships with all levels of government and his expertise and respect as a leading planner meant that he could inspire people to understand and buy in to planning concepts that were ground-breaking at the time.
In addition to his planning prowess, Barry was an accomplished negotiator and took the lead on many major infrastructure projects including:
- Centenary Highway extension - Ipswich to Logan Motorway
- Centenary Highway extension - Logan Motorway to Springfield
- Springfield Greenbank Arterial.
The delivery of these pieces of infrastructure was at the core of the success of Greater Springfield and ensured all roads in the region led to or passed through the project.
We are all grateful to have been able to work with Barry and he became a colleague, a teacher and a mate to all.
Barry had many other achievements in the other areas of his life but his work on the legal and planning foundations of Greater Springfield will survive for as long as Greater Springfield exists. They continue to support the project and will do so into the future - they are constantly evolving and developing, adapting to suit the times.
Perhaps it is appropriate that Barry's real legacy for the city of Greater Springfield is not immediately visible to the eye but is instead in the background, providing a solid and unshakeable foundation -very much like Barry himself.
Barry will be dearly remember and greatly missed by everyone lucky enough to have worked with and learned from the architect of the world's best master-planned city.