$20M hydro-energy plant to boost local job market

Originally published on The Queensland Times SPRINGFIELD will soon become a frontrunner in hydrogen energy after it was revealed a new $20 million facility is set to be developed in the Queensland’s southeast. Developers Springfield City Group this week announced the ambitious plan, promising in return a $30 million annual revenue for the area and…

Project to generate 20,000 jobs, $12 billion into economy

Originally publish on The Queensland Times AN ambitious plan to kickstart the COVID-19 recovery by generating 20,000 new jobs and $12 billion into the economy over the next five years is the latest vision from billionaire Springfield developer Maha Sinnathamby. A 120ha ‘Knowledge and Innovation District’ in the booming region has been pitched to Scott…

Springfield Seeks Development Partner for Brookwater Site

Originally published on The Urban Developer Maha Sinnathamby’s Springfield City Group is seeking a joint venture partnership to develop an infill residential project in Brookwater, about 25 kilometres south of Brisbane. The 133-141 and 143-163 Brookwater Drive property spans a 3.7-hectare site, located within the Brookwater Golf Course and residential estate. The land parcel is…

Springfield building the future post-coronavirus with focus on education and healthcare

Originally published on The Australian Billionaire Maha Sinnathamby is seeing first hand the effect the global pandemic is having on all facets of the property market. As chairman of the Springfield City Group he oversees, with long-time business partner Bob Sharpless, the building of an $88bn city from scratch on the fringe of Brisbane. Springfield…

Land developer’s staggering multimillion-dollar donation

Originally published on The Queensland Times Springfield City Group today celebrated its 28th birthday by gifting $6.5 million to the Mater Foundation for medical research and health service innovation – the largest single donation ever received by the not-for-profit organisation. Springfield City Group Chairman Maha Sinnathamby and Deputy Chairman Bob Sharpless announced the donation at…

Maha Sinnathamby calls to bring Hong Kong’s finest to Australia

Originally published on The Australian Billionaire Maha Sinnathamby says business needs to work closely with the federal government to attract the best and brightest minds from Hong Kong, and he has called on authorities to focus more spending on technology and health to help position Australia as an ideal destination for the world’s best researchers and…

Ash Barty on a learning curve in Springfield

Originally published on The Australian Ash Barty’s decision to skip the US Open tennis tournament has allowed the world No 1 player to polish her golf game, and help promote a knowledge precinct in the once sleepy hollow where she grew up. The 24-year-old star is backing an audacious bid by Greater Springfield in Queensland to…

Ash Barty and Maha Sinnathamby: Matched by shared love for learning

Originally published on the Australian World women’s No 1 tennis player Ash Barty and property developer Maha Sinnathamby, whose vision created Barty’s home town of Springfield, Queensland, may not appear to have too much in common on the face of it. But their paths have aligned over a passion for learning and shared determination. Barty…

Multi-million dollar expansion set for engineering at Springfield

Originally published on The University of Southern Queensland Work on the $5.8 million expansion of USQ’s engineering building at Springfield starts this week. It’s a new era for University of Southern Queensland with a $5.8 million expansion of the engineering building in Springfield starting this week. The building will include a second level and offer four times…

Health and education top jobs predicted post-COVID-19 in Greater Springfield

Originally published: Greater Springfield A dedicated regional jobs committee is working hard to identify future jobs in Greater Springfield, with health and education still tipped as the biggest growth opportunities during COVID 19 and beyond. The Springfield Regional Jobs Committee (formerly Springfield Skills Alliance) was formed in 2018 and is a place-based training and skills…