Townhouses with Brookwater Golf Course Access Green-Lit in Springfield

A new $72 million townhouse development has been approved within an exclusive enclave at Springfield, promising luxury living with direct access to the Brookwater golf course.

Read: Brookwater Golf & Country Club: Gateway to Queensland’s Elite Golfing Experience

The Oakmont development by Azure will comprise 61 luxury townhouses situated along the edge of the 8th hole of the Brookwater golf course designed by Greg Norman. The residences will offer views over the fairways and greens stretching out to the surrounding mountains.

With the aim of cultivating a sense of community living, Oakmont will boast expansive landscaped garden areas, shared amenities and facilities for residents, and a centralised pedestrian pathway linking the different townhomes together.

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Those who will live at Oakmont will have the luxury of utilising an upscale wellness centre featuring a steam room, sauna, magnesium mineral plunge pools, and a fully-equipped fitness centre. Further adding to the resort-like amenities on the 2.36-hectare property is a 20-metre lap pool surrounded by lounge areas and recreational green spaces.

According to Azure Director Trent Keirnan, Oakmont epitomises their philosophy of creating distinguished residences primarily aimed at owner-occupiers and investors seeking a premium residential offering. 

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Mr Keirnan stated that at a minimum, each residence at Oakmont would be a high-quality terrace home offering three bedrooms plus a multipurpose room, further enhanced by the desirable open setting provided by being situated adjacent to a championship golf course.

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Construction is scheduled to commence in early 2025, with completion expected by the third quarter of 2026. The development has already generated significant buyer interest from the market.

The approval for Oakmont promises a new benchmark in luxury townhouse living nestled alongside one of the region’s most prestigious golf courses at Brookwater.

Published 28-March-2024

Brookwater Golf & Country Club: Gateway to Queensland’s Elite Golfing Experience

Joining the elite ranks of Brookwater Golf & Country Club is not just a matter of wealth or desire. Even for Australia’s sports luminaries, admission to this prestigious golf haven is a feat, hindered by long waiting lists, hefty fees, and exacting standards.

Nestled in the heart of Queensland, Brookwater Golf & Country Club, while a recent addition in the region, has swiftly cemented its status as an 18-hole masterpiece, a creation of Australian golfing legend Greg Norman. This club not only offers a superb golfing experience but also holds a special place in the hearts of sporting icons like tennis superstar Ash Barty.

Upholding Standards & Exclusivity

The membership process to this club is intricate, involving endorsements from current members and multiple interactions with club managers. This meticulous procedure ensures that new members align with the club’s prestigious clientele.

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Brookwater offers various membership options, with fees varying based on factors such as residency, age, and skill level. Residents enjoy waived joining fees for 7-day memberships, while nonresidents face a joining fee and higher annual costs. The club facilitates online application forms, accommodating different age groups and preferences.

Brookwater maintains a strict dress code for both ladies and gentlemen, ensuring that all members and guests present themselves in a manner befitting the club’s prestigious status. This code excludes casual or offensive attire, emphasizing the club’s commitment to maintaining an environment of respect and professionalism.

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Ranked highly by Golf Digest and Top 100 Golf Courses, Brookwater’s reputation extends beyond its aesthetic appeal. It stands as the #1 Public Access Course in Queensland, as recognized by Golf Australia Magazine. This accolade underlines the club’s exceptional quality and its allure for golf enthusiasts.

Ash Barty’s Connection to Brookwater

The club’s prominence is further heightened by its association with Ash Barty, former World No. 1 tennis player and now a golfing marvel. Her victories in the club’s ladies’ competitions, shortly after retiring from tennis, speak volumes of her athletic prowess.

Moreover, Brookwater holds sentimental value for Ms Barty, being the place where she met her husband, Garry Kissick, further intertwining her personal and professional journeys with the club.

Her seamless transition from tennis to golf, exemplified by her success at Brookwater, has garnered admiration from golfing legends like Tiger Woods. Her repeated victories at the club’s tournaments underscore her remarkable adaptability and skill in the sporting arena.

For more about Brookwater Golf & Country Club, check their Facebook page.

Published 22-Jan-2024

Golf Next? Ash Barty Clinches Golf Title at Brookwater

Ash Barty shocked the world of tennis when she retired at the top of her game so she could go after ‘other dreams.’ These days, she can be seen swinging a golf club in winning form at Brookwater Golf and Country Club, where she recently proved her championship streak isn’t over just yet. 

On Saturday, 2 April 2022, Ash won the ladies’ competition against five women at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club. The 25-year-old bagged $30 for her win, a far cry from her over $30-million winning in tennis.

Nonetheless, there have been speculations were that the World No. 1 could be coming out of retirement to play golf professionally. It won’t be a surprise to her fans, however, as Ash is quite a talented golfer and played with Tiger Woods before. 

Woods even said that Ash has “got a great swing.” Two-time Queensland amateur champion Louis Dobbelaar also believes that Ash has all she needs to pursue golf as she’s natural at it. 

Ash has been a member of the Brookwater Golf and Country Club for a few years and she also won the club championship in 2020. Members adore her down-to-earth nature. 

The tennis superstar is currently building her new home at Brookwater Residential as it suits the quiet lifestyle she craves for. The golf course is a stone’s throw away from the residential community.  

Aside from tennis and golf, Ash is also a great cricket player and had a full-time contract with Brisbane Heat in 2015 during her brief break from tennis in 2014. One of her former Heat coaches said that she’s very team-oriented and showed outstanding batting skills from the get-go. Her father is a major cricket fan and she sat many hours with him watching the games on TV as a child. 

Despite the speculations, Ash has been mum about her next plans post-retirement from tennis. The world will just have to wait and see her next move.

Brookwater Home Smashes Record as ‘Most Expensive’ Sale to Date

A five-bedroom resort-style home, located near the Brookwater golf course, became the “most expensive” house to sell in the Ipswich neighbourhood for $1.58 million, breaking the 2019 record sale by nine percent ($1.45 million).

Sold by Brookwater Residential, the property is reportedly the first in the area to hit such a milestone. 

Brookwater Residential General Manager Nick Kostellar confirmed that the new owner is also a local.

But the home also had interested buyers from other states, who were able to “tour” the house, despite COVID-19 restrictions, through virtual technology and video calls. 

In fact, most businesses conducted during the pandemic were done online with many buyers never setting foot on the property before closing the sale. 

According to Domain, Brookwater has become a haven for families looking to establish their roots and achieve their dreams since it opened nearly two decades ago. This neighbourhood, best known for its gorgeous surrounding and affluent homes with luxury fittings, is part of the Greater Springfield area and was designed around a Greg Norman championship golf course. 

The property, which has ample open space and a rooftop view of the greens, is located just 30 minutes away from the CBD and is accessible to at least 10 schools, a private hospital and the Springfield Anglican church.

The Skin Sanctuary Celebrates 10 Years Of Beauty And Wellness

Good skin care is important to aging gracefully and whilst certain skin conditions may be treated at home, you can take years off your face, achieve a healthy complexion, and gain a boost of confidence by visiting a specialist. Have you considered a relaxing, refreshing, and reviving retreat at The Skin Sanctuary in Brookwater?

This year, The Skin Sanctuary is celebrating 10 years of helping customers rejuvenate worn-out skin due to age and sun exposure. Sarah Hall, the owner and specialist, has 26 years of experience as a qualified Beauty Therapist, advising clients of all skin types on various skin issues. 

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From her clinic within the home she shares with her husband, Sarah provides holistic body therapies and advanced skin treatments to help clients relieve skin problems and reduce tension.

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Her gentle demeanour, calming personality, and eagerness to listen to clients are definitive assets. If you’re concerned about results and the procedures’ effects on your skin, Sarah’s helpful guidance and careful handling will help you relax.

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Here are some of The Skin Sanctuary’s services .

Full body wraps, such as the 2-hr holistic marine full body wrap with massage (not in photo).

Signature facials

Lymphatic therapy facial is a holistic approach to rejuvenating the skin.

Cosmelan is an intensive chemical peel for pigmentation.

Dermal lift microcurrent facial for a “facelift”

LED Light skin treatments

For a fully rejuvenating experience, Sarah especially recommends the pamper packages at her clinic. The Sanctuary Signature is most in-demand, providing two hours of blissful pampering of the face, back, and feet. 

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Check out their pamper packages here.

The Skin Sanctuary also offers Sarah’s own products for beauty and wellness.

New product alert! Skin Polish multi-action exfoliant with bamboo powder plus AHA/BHA blend of plant acids to gently refine and smooth the skin. Great step before a mask. Used 2 x weekly, it aids other skincare products absorb better. Fresh green tea scent.
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Her personal favourites are the cleansing oil, peptide youth elixir, and skin dew.

She has her own line of skincare items, herbal teas, and essences.

CALMING skin range: (normal, dry & sensitive skin types) milk thistle, elderflower, jacaranda flower, calendula, gotu kola are a few of the botanicals used. Enjoy the divine smell of patchouli & jasmine. Image from

For its 10-year anniversary, The Skin Sanctuary is shaving $20 off the skincare package consisting of the cleanser, toner, and moisturiser.

Clients availing of the introductory facial will also get a free trial pack of products as it’s a great place to start when unsure of what products to use or what professional treatments to take on.

Click here for the pamper packages.

The Skin Sanctuary also observes COVID-19 protocols

Brookwater To Get Optus 5G Network Ahead Of Other Suburbs In Queensland

Brookwater will be one of the first suburbs in Queensland to get a 5G network upgrade from Optus. The telecom giant is rolling out the service in 12 other sites in the region within the next two months.

The other suburbs that may enjoy Optus’ new 5G home broadband service in the early rollout include Auchenflower, Bellbird Park, Burpengary, Camira, Clayfield, Gailes, Goodna, Kallangur, Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Macgregor and Newmarket. Residents from these places may now apply for the service and take advantage of unlimited data offer at 50Mbps speed. The new plan will cost $70 a month.

Fifth generation wireless technology, or 5G, provides more bandwidth and better antenna relay for broadband systems. Thus, users may experience a sharp increase in how data is transmitted on their devices with this upgrade.

The 5G devices will be delivered to the customers by mid-2019 once Optus confirms if their address is 5G serviceable. The plan doesn’t require existing phone lines or fixed service.

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Optus wants to have 50 sites up and running with 5G technology across Australia in its initial rollout. The company, however, aims to have 1,200 5G sites all over the country by March 2020 and these sites will comprise not just residential locations but also hotspots like business districts, train stations, airports, and stadiums.

Optus is the first carrier in Australia to offer such a service, which gives the company a competitive advantage over other providers. The telco has partnered with Nokia for this upgrade.

A Childcare Facility Development Proposed For Brookwater

Just last year, parents faced year-long waiting lists for childcare in various areas of Ipswich, including Brookwater, an area also known as “Nappy Valley.”

Developer OPD submitted an application to the Ipswich City Council for a childcare facility on Magnolia Drive. The facility can cater to 105 children and will create 18 new jobs. It also includes a cot room for babies, which is in high demand.

The only operating childcare facility in the suburb is Goodstart Early Learning, which is always full, hence the nickname “Nappy Valley.”

Cr David Morrison also said that he has been getting many feedback about the lack of childcare facilities in the area as well as in Springfield and its surrounds, Redbank Plains and Collingwood Park.

The demand for a childcare facility is strong for babies under two years. Former Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said he receives at least three complaints and pleas from parents who need childcare each month. He said that the council is working closely with developers to encourage more companies to open childcare facilities in several areas.