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Scoparia Drive, 2016
Brookwater is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 2,151 (2016 census)
 • Density 694/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4300
Area 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Jordan
Federal Division(s) Oxley
Suburbs around Brookwater:
Bellbird Park Bellbird Park Springfield
Augustine Heights Brookwater Springfield
Springfield Lakes Springfield Central Springfield

Brookwater is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. It is one of the suburbs of the Greater Springfield Development. In the 2016 census Brookwater had a population of 2,151 people.


Part of the Greater Springfield Development that was founded almost 20 years ago, Brookwater is known as a master planned community.

Residential areas

Brookwater is a mix of low-to-medium-density housing. Most blocks within it comprise more than 600m2 each. The residential area is divided between three precincts: The Point (Gated), The Retreat, The Address and The Crest.

The Point is a small exclusive gated community, sitting on one of the most elevated locations in Brookwater. Seven plots offer golf-front sites, nestled beside the 14th and 15th fairways of the golf course designed by Greg Norman. Homesites in The Point range in size from 565m2 to 1,210m2. The Point can be accessed through Canopy Court.

The Address is surrounded by the 1st , 2nd & 3rd holes and practice fairway of the Brookwater championship golf course.

The Retreat is a secluded area nestled on the elevated ridgeline and surrounded by natural tree lined gullies, off Ridgewood Drive. It is adjacent to the Sanctuary Rise Park. Homesites range from 800 m2 to 975 m2.

The Crest precinct has 22 homesites ranging from 454m2 to 830m2. It is surrounded by Augusta Parkway, Forester Avenue and Crest Ride Parade. These houses have panoramic mountain views while also being close to parks, walking trails, schools, shops and public transport.

Other areas

Brookwater is close to the Orion Springfield Central shopping centre. There is also a supermarket, restaurants and cafés. 45% of Brookwater has been safeguarded as green space and will never be built on. Brookwater has fibre-to-the-premises connectivity, as part of the ‘greater technology’ pillar of Greater Springfield mission to provide high-speed, high-bandwidth internet services.


The suburb hosts the Brookwater Golf and Country Club, designed by Greg Norman. The par 72 golf course measures 6,505 metres and has been voted as Queensland’s number one golf course in Golf Australia magazine’s best 50 courses. Brookwater will also host the Isuzu Queensland Open and the 2015 Emirates Golf Challenge.


The closest train station to Brookwater is Springfield Central railway station on the Springfield railway line. It branches from the Ipswich railway line after Darra railway station. The Centenary Highway, Logan Motorway and Ipswich Motorway are all nearby.


There are no schools in Brookwater. The nearest government primary schools are Augusta State School in neighbouring Augustine Heights to the west and Spring Mountain State School in Spring Mountain to the south-west. The nearest government secondary schools are Redbank Plains State High School in Redbank Plains to the west and Springfield Central State High School in neighbouring Springfield Central to the south.

There is a Goodstart Early Learning childcare centre in Brookwater.

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