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Springwood
Logan CityQueensland
Fitzgerald Avenue Springwood.jpg
Fitzgerald Avenue, 2014
Springwood is located in Queensland
Springwood
Springwood
Coordinates 27°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))
Population 9,148 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,525/km2 (3,950/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4127
Area 6.0 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
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. In the 2016 census, Springwood had a population of 9,148 people.

History

Before colonisation, Indigenous Australian people from the Yugambeh and Jaggera language groups inhabited the local area.

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 pineapple plantation of Brigader Sam Langford, slightly north of town.

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.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Springwood recorded a population of 8,990 people, 50.5% female and 49.5% male. The median age of the Springwood population was 37 years, the same as the national median. 66.8% of people living in Springwood were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 8.8%, England 4.7%, South Africa 1.1%, Scotland 0.9%, Philippines 0.9%. 85.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Cantonese, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.6% Thai, 0.5% German, 0.5% Korean.

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%.

Proposed Developments

From the 2000s both the Queensland government and Logan City Council have proposed that Springwood should 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.

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. 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. These proposals offer a framework for future planning scheme amendments made by Logan City Council.

In Logan City Council's Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP), plans for land acquisition of two local state schools for new parks and town square is estimated to occur between 2019 and 2021.

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.

Education

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)). 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). It includes a special education program.

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)). 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). It includes a special education program.

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)). 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).

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)). 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). It includes a special education program.

Notable people

  • Huan Fraser, politician

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