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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Greater Springfield celebrates a quarter of a century

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Greater Springfield celebrates a quarter of a century

    Greater Springfield has celebrated 25 years of transforming 2860 hectares of unused land into the largest master planned city in Australia. 

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the estimated $85 billion Greater Springfield Development, developed by Springfield Land Corporation (SLC), had created around 17,000 jobs since construction started in 1992.

    “Over the past 25 years, the Greater Springfield Development has become the gateway to the western corridor and proven itself to be an economic powerhouse,” the Premier said. 

    “Already, more than 34,000 people call Springfield home and once this development is complete in 2030, that number is expected to skyrocket to around 138,000 – making it the fasted growing community in Queensland. 

    Greater Springfield now has 10 schools, a university, Orion Springfield Central shopping centre, Mater Private Hospital Springfield and it is home to national and global businesses. 

    The Premier said the Government would continue to support the Greater Springfield Development and had already invested in significant projects, including:

    • $1.2 billion for the integrated Darra to Springfield transport corridor, including the Richlands-Springfield rail extension and Centenary Highway duplication.
    • $270 million for the Centenary Highway extension between Springfield and Cunningham Highway.
    • $36 million in 2017-18 out of a $400 million total spend to construct additional lanes on the Ipswich Motorway between Rocklea and Darra.
    • $4.8 million for the Springfield Central State High School multi-purpose hall.

    “My Government is also working to identify the long-term infrastructure needs for the region through ShapingSEQ – our draft regional plan for South East Queensland, which is due to be released later this year,” the Premier said. 

    “The continued expansion of the Greater Springfield area is a vote of confidence in our economy, and my Government will continue to do whatever we can to support its growth.”

    Link to audio, video and pictures of the Premier's speech

    Media contact: Geoff Breusch (Premier's office) 0417 272 875