Springfield Land courts partners for Aussie mega-city

Malaysian-born Maha Sinnathamby will not stop until his dream of building a high-tech master-planned city outside Brisbane is achieved.
Under construction: Springfield Land's health city attracts interest from Singapore-based investors
Under construction: Springfield Land's health city attracts interest from Singapore-based investors

People who work with Maha Sinnathamby say the man behind Australia’s largest single property development has unbridled energy. The Malaysian-born engineer sets a rigorous pace and expects others involved in building the A$15 billion $11.98 billion Greater Springfield mega-city outside Brisbane to keep up.

Sinnathamby’s story is a classic rags-to-riches tale and yet his family company Springfield Land Corporation barely rates a mention in the financial press. So heads turned in May this year when his name appeared on the Financial Review Rich List as one of the country’s newly minted billionaires with a personal wealth of A$1.02 billion.

Sinnathamby is nearing his 80th birthday but there...

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