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Sustainability and Environment

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Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain incorporates a range of residential areas, public and private open space, preservation of environmentally significant areas, an integrated transport network and retail precincts that work in harmony with the major town centre of Orion Springfield Central.

The subdivision of layouts at Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain will be based on a formulated grid to achieve desirable solar orientation, leafy streets, surveillance of public spaces and walkable neighbourhoods – and to enhance the community’s perception of a sense of place.

A large open space network will be delivered, including linear, local and district level facilities as well as proposed access to conversation lands. The road networks have been planned and designed to link with the existing road infrastructure and provide a cohesive road network with safe traffic conditions.

For the residential development, Lendlease is collaborating with Ipswich City Council to ensure development standards including slope, vegetation retention and community planning are met. These standards are not only important elements for Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain but the wider development industry in the region and Australia. The residential development has also received federal environmental approval.


Approved Management Plans: EPBC Reference 2013/7057

These management plans have been approved by the Commonwealth Department of the Environment in compliance with the conditions of approval for the development under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Reference: 2013/7057):


Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act Annual Compliance Reports: EPBC Reference 2013/7057

For more information download the Spring Mountain EPBCA Annual Compliance Report - Year 7

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act Compliance Reports: EBPC Reference 2017/7875


Tree Retention

Existing trees are retained in road reserves and parks where possible to provide a development that blends seamlessly with the natural surrounds.


Water Saving Techniques

Drought tolerant design and native planting have been used in the creation of parks and ovals to minimise the necessity to water these amenities.


Water Quality

The design and construction of the lakes, wetlands and billabongs provide dual outcomes of biodiversity by improving water quality while offering a safe recreational amenity to the local community. The lake system has been stocked with a variety of native fish to improve the water quality and promote a sustainable healthy water system.



The urban design of Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain incorporates easy access for all residents to public transport. With the arrival of the train in late 2013, residents have access to another form of public transport.



Site materials will be reused for the construction of roads which will significantly reduce the amount of materials needed to be brought into Springfield Rise at Spring Mountain. Trees will also be reused as mulch throughout the development as much as possible.


Sustainable Living

If you are interested in finding out what you can do to build a more efficient and sustainable home, our Building Smart guide outlines six smart ideas.