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About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Springfield is 4,208, with a population density of 9.23 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Springfield is bounded by the suburb of North Gosford, the 4WD track and the locality of Holgate in the north, The Entrance Road in the east, Erina Creek and Brisbane Water in the south, and the suburbs of East Gosford and Gosford in the west.

Name origin

Springfield is thought to be named after freshwater springs found on orchards in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1820s, with land used mainly for grazing. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth into the early 1900s, when many orchards were subdivided and houses were built. Significant development occurred in the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Springfield is a residential and parkland area, with rural areas in the north.

Major features

Major features of the area include Rumbalara Reserve, Grass Tree Hill, Yaruga Lookout, Erina Creek Golf Course, Bushlands Avenue Reserve, Hylton Moore Park, Mahogany Close Playground, Terry Oval and Chertsey Primary School.