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Spring Hill

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Spring Hill is 6,468, with a population density of 51.90 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Spring Hill is bounded by the Inner City Bypass and Bowen Bridge Road in the north, Gregory Terrace, Kennigo Street, Saint Pauls Terrace, Warren Street, Barry Parade and Queen Street in the east, Ann Street in the south, and Wickham Terrace and College Road in the west.

Name origin

Spring Hill was named to describe the area in the mid 1800s - a hill with springs which supplemented Brisbane's water supply. It was originally known as Spring Hollow.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1850s. The water hollows at Spring Hill provided a source of water for Brisbane until 1863. Gradual growth took place in the 1870s and 1880s. Significant development took place from the 1970s, due largely to urban renewal and redevelopment. The population has increased substantially since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Spring Hill is a commercial, institutional and residential area which has undergone substantial growth and redevelopment.

Major features

Major features of the area include Spring Hill Marketplace Shopping Centre, Centenary Aquatic Centre, Spring Hill Baths, St. Andrews War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane Private Hospital, Brisbane College of Photography & Art, Brisbane Grammar School, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, St James College, St. Josephs College, Brisbane Central Primary School, Bedford Playground, Cathedral Square and Victoria Park.