Maha Sinnathamby is one of Queensland’s most influential business people. He is the chairman and founder of the Springfield Land Corporation which was established in 1992 with the purchase of the Greater Springfield™ land parcel. Springfield Land Corporation today remains the master developer of the entire 2,860ha Greater SpringfieldTM area.
Greater SpringfieldTM is located 28 kilometres south-west of Brisbane’s CBD. With a potential population of 90,000 people within the 7.4km long and 5.7km wide Springfield estate, Greater Springfield™ is now recognised as a technologically advanced centre for lifelong living, business, health, retail, entertainment and education.
Springfield Land Corporation joined Grant Thornton Brisbane as a client in 1994 while still in the initial stages of planning the development. For more than 18 years Grant Thornton Brisbane has provided tax consulting and compliance services to the Springfield Land Corporation. More recently the firm has been their external auditors.
“With the help of Grant Thornton Brisbane, we have made Greater SpringfieldTM the fastest growing edge city community in Australia. Three families move to the area every day.
“When I first dreamt of creating a city like Greater SpringfieldTM there were those who dismissed the idea as too ambitious. But fortunately, there were also those who shared my vision and had the drive, determination and resourcefulness to help bring it to life.
“My partner at Grant Thornton Brisbane has been my trusted adviser and confidante from the very early stages of the development. Knowing that we can rely on the advice we’ve received from Grant Thornton Brisbane has enabled us to focus on realising our vision of a new city in Greater SpringfieldTM.”
Springfield Land Corporation