Springfield: Australia's third fastest growing region
The Western Corridor is experiencing a population boom and East Ipswich, with Greater Springfield as its centre, has recorded the third highest growth rate of 132 Statistical Local Areas (SLA) across Australia with a 2010 estimated residential population of more than 50,000 people.
Springfield Land Corporation Chairman Maha Sinnathamby said Greater Springfield was the only region in Queensland to make the top five nationally, with an average annual growth rate of 6.6% p.a.
“More than 23,000 people currently call Springfield home and we expect the population will reach 105,000 by 2030,” Mr Sinnathamby said.
“We’re already seeing more young families and first home owners move to our master-planned community because they realise just how close Greater Springfield is to Brisbane’s CBD.
“On average it only takes an estimated 31 minutes to reach Greater Springfield from Brisbane’s CBD, compared to a whopping 50 minutes to Redcliffe, 44 minutes to Victoria Point, 39 minutes to North Lakes and 48 minutes to Kholo.”
Mr Sinnathamby said travel times would improve even further by mid 2012 when Australia’s largest privately funded transport infrastructure project, AirportLinkM7, opened to the public.
“With future infrastructure improvements like AirportLinkM7 and Legacy Way, residents will spend less time commuting, making it faster for people living in other areas of Brisbane to enjoy what Springfield has to offer,” he said.
“By 2013 it’s anticipated the Springfield rail project and Transit-Oriented Development will also take thousands of cars off the road, making the journey even faster.”