Springfield, 34km west of Brisbane, is a ‘big dream’ coming to reality – a privately developed city precinct.
Springfield’s mastermind Maha Sinnathamby has hired professional services firm PwC to run national and international roadshows promoting a refreshed 52ha masterplan for the site, which also incorporates Aveo’s Springfield development.
Aveo’s site, currently home to 64 Independent Living Units, will eventually be Australia’s largest retirement village development with over 2,500 units.
The $6 billion 20-year masterplan will integrate a mixed-use precinct of more than 1 million square metres including health services, research facilities, tech start-up hubs and medical precincts and would also include the nearby Mater Hospital alongside residential and commercial sites.
PwC says there has already been interest at the roadshows from existing health and aged-care operators, new healthcare providers and private funders.
“The notion of health city is going to encourage the development of innovative trials, innovative pilots and innovative technology that incorporates some of the latest thinking around health provision,” PwC partner for health advisory, Richard Royle, said.