Brookwater just 30 minutes from Brisbane CBD
Friday, 25 January 2013
The latest real time travel figures from a variety of sources reveal it’s quicker to drive from Brisbane’s CBD to Springfield than to any other neighbourhood within a 30-35 kilometre radius of the capital city.
Data available online from Google Maps, WhereiS.com and the state’s peak motoring body shows it takes on average an estimated 31 minutes to reach Springfield but a whopping 50 minutes to Redcliffe, 44 minutes to Victoria Point, 39 minutes to North Lakes and 48 minutes to Kholo.
Springfield Land Corporation Chairman Maha Sinnathamby said the country’s largest master planned community was closer to Brisbane’s CBD than most people realised.
“Figures from all three trip planners at RACQ , Google and WhereiS support the fact this fantastic community is an easy drive from Brisbane’s CBD and I believe it’s also a less stressful commute than to many fringe suburbs because the drive isn’t ‘stop- start’,” Mr Sinnathamby said.
“In recent years the travel time between Springfield and Brisbane’s CBD has improved markedly and future infrastructure improvements like Legacy Way and Airport Link will continue to reduce the time spent commuting.
“At the moment congestion on Milton Road and Coronation Drive are the only things slowing the commute.
“The Springfield rail project and Transit-Oriented Development due in 2013 will also take thousands of cars off the road, making the journey even faster for those behind the wheel.”
The difference in estimated drive time between Springfield and Redcliffe equates to a saving of around 19 minutes each way, which over the period of a five day working week means spending around three hours and 10 minutes less in the car and more time with the family or on other activities.
The time savings between Springfield and Victoria Point commutes give Springfield residents back an extra two hours and ten minutes each working week.
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Source: The figures are an average of RACQ - http://www.racq.com.au/travel/Maps_and_Directions/trip_planner, Google Maps – maps.google.com.au and WhereiS – www.whereis.com
Mr Sinnathamby said the greatest benefit of living in a master planned community like Springfield was that in time there would be no real need to travel into Brisbane’s CBD for work.
“At the heart of Greater Springfield lies Springfield Central, a purpose-built, 390 hectare CBD, which will provide an employment base for 30,000 workers,” he said.
“There will be more than 1.4 million m² of office, retail, educational, health and technology facilities, all of which is surrounded by parkland like Robelle Domain, making doing business here profitable, enjoyable and efficient.”
More than 22,000 residents and 8,700 students have moved into Greater Springfield since it was established in 1991. The State government’s $475 million investment in a heavy rail line to Springfield, shifting people from road to rail, is due for completion by 2013.