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Springfield
Queensland
Karamea Avenue, Springfield, Queensland.jpg
Karamea Avenue, 2014
Springfield is located in Queensland
Springfield
Springfield
Location in Queensland
Population 6,772 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,011/km2 (2,620/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4300
Area 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Jordan
Federal Division(s) Oxley
Suburbs around Springfield:
Bellbird Park Camira Greenbank
Brookwater Springfield Greenbank
Springfield Central Springfield Lakes Springfield Lakes

Springfield is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Springfield had a population of 6,772 people.

Springfield is in proximity of the nearby suburbs Springfield Lakes and Springfield Central.

History

Springfield was built as part of Greater Springfield, Australia's largest master-planned community.

Transport

Springfield is connected to the Brisbane CBD by the Centenary Motorway and the Springfield railway line, a branch of the Ipswich railway line that starts at Darra station, and extends to Springfield.

Education

Woodcrest State College is a government primary and secondary (Early Childhood-12) school for boys and girls at 38 Nev Smith Drive (27°39′26″S 152°55′06″E / 27.6572°S 152.9184°E / -27.6572; 152.9184 (Woodcrest State College)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1694 students with 140 teachers (131 full-time equivalent) and 78 non-teaching staff (56 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Springfield Anglican College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls which opened on 1 July 1998. Its primary (Prep-6) campus is at Springfield College Drive (27°39′23″S 152°54′27″E / 27.6564°S 152.9076°E / -27.6564; 152.9076 (The Springfield Anglican College (primary campus))) and its secondary (7-12) campus is at 68 Springfield Greenbank Arterial (27°40′15″S 152°54′23″E / 27.6709°S 152.9064°E / -27.6709; 152.9064 (The Springfield Anglican College (secondary campus))). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 952 students with 74 teachers (65 full-time equivalent) and 69 non-teaching staff (43 full-time equivalent).

Hymba Yumba Independent School is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school at 6 Springfield Parkway (27°39′51″S 152°54′33″E / 27.6642°S 152.9093°E / -27.6642; 152.9093 (Hymba Yumba Community Hub)). The school has a focus on teaching the national curriculum using Indigenous Knowledge.

Staines Memorial College opened 25 January 2005 in Springfield. It is named in the memory of Graham Staines, a missionary in India who was burned to death by fundamentalist Hindus in 1999. In 2010 the college relocated to Redbank Plains.

Springfield State School opened on 22 January 1998. On 1 January 2000 it was renamed Woodcrest State College.

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