Springfield Sports Complex to open mid-2019


Greater Springfield is cementing itself as one of Australia’s super sports meccas, with the development of its $67m Springfield Central Sports Complex on track to open mid-2019.
The new sporting precinct will be of huge benefit for not only Greater Springfield residents, but all people living in the Western Corridor.
The development will feature four ovals, 16 netball courts, eight fields, eight tennis courts, an athletics track as well as multiple clubhouses and playgrounds. There are currently 11,000 students in Greater Springfield, with that number expected to grow by 1200 each year moving forward. The Greater Springfield region has been recognised as a population “growth hot spot”, with a population of 41,000 that is expected to triple by 2030.
Chairman and Founder of Springfield City Group Maha Sinnathamby said the sporting grounds will meet the demands of the growing student population, which increases by approximately 1200 each year.
The Sports Complex is also located close to schools in the area. The facility also compliments the recent announcement of the $70m Brisbane Lions AFLW stadium.
Despite many residents being excited for the $67m development, there are growing concerns from the community about roads and infrastructure being able to support such attractions in the Greater Springfield region.
Resident have expressed support and some misgivings on Facebook.
“Loving the investment in the local community but its disappointing that such a fast growing region lacks important infrastructure, the roads in and out of Springfield Lakes are choked as is the public transport offering,” one Facebook user wrote.
“That’s fantastic! Just need to build a dedicated Performing and Creative Arts space and Springfield will have everything… your community is in dire need of a dedicated Performing & Creative Arts space,” another user said.
You can view the fly through of the sporting mecca on Lendlease’s YouTube channel here.