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GREATER SPRINGFIELD

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Springfield
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Treks & Activities Event

Greater Springfield, the first master planned

greenfield city since Canberra, is emerging just 40km south west from the Brisbane CBD.  Whilst a city-in the making, developments and achievements in the 30 short years since implementation of the underlying concept commenced are truly impressive- perhaps, more so because the project is being undertaken not by big corporations, or by government, but through the drive and vision of two men - Maha Sinnathamby and Bob Sharpless, principals of the Springfield City Group.

The geography of the area-once scrubby timber country - is being transformed. Our visit will involve:

  • A 30 min talk/presentation by a representative of the Springfield City Group about how the concept for a new city emerged; the challenges in bringing it about; and what the future Springfield will look like.  This will be conducted at Springfield Towers, and will we have access to an expansive model, and the impressive vista across Springfield from the Level 10 Observation deck.  There is no seating available during this segment.
  • A  45 min/1 hour coach tour with on-board commentary, including to some of the more significant individual developments which have been undertaken across the Health, Education and Information Technology precincts.
  • A walk around (part of) the Robelle Domain and Lagoon - a delightful parkland at the Centre of Springfield. Around 1 hour walking, generally flat, and limited steps.
  • Lunch (at participants cost) at, and (optional) tour of the new Brisbane Lions headquarters- adjacent to the Springfield Rail Station. (Meal selections will be obtained from participants closer to the day. Pay on the day)

The Event will commence (and end) at the Springfield Central Railway Station. There is a half-hourly rail service to Springfield Central (one end of the Caboolture line) and it is suggested that participants use the service that arrives at Springfield Central at 9.24 am. 

A coach will be used to transport the group from Springfield Central Station to Springfield Towers, with time allowed for morning tea (own cost) at the Lotus Café, which is located on the ground level of Springfield Towers. The coach will also be used to transport the group to the Robelle Domain, and after the Domain walk, to the Brisbane Lions centre for lunch, (and optional tour). 

The Event will conclude around 2.00 pm. (Rail services ex Springfield 2.09 pm:  2.39 pm.  Etc)

The Orion Centre- a large shopping mall is within easy walking distance of the Rail Station if participants wished to extend their visit.

Cost: $40 per person - members; $50 per person non-members

Please register on line. Numbers are limited to 20. A wait list will operate for this Event.

Image: https://www.queensland.com/au/en/places-to-see/destination-information/p-5732caabf648403f7a85d4fb-greater-springfield

Coordinator: Roger Grimley 

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