Brookwater, a 'residential golf community' south-east of Ipswich, is comprised of 850 residential allotments. Positioned on an extension of the Centenary Highway financed by the Springfield Land Corporation, Brookwater is 27 km south-west of central Brisbane. It is separated from its larger neighbour, Springfield, by the Opossum Creek.

The Brookwater (public access) golf course (2002) is designed around two watercourses that join the Opossum Creek. The course's irregular shape permitted a high number of house frontages overlooking the greens, in turn yielding premium canal prices. The suburb is the product of a 1997 joint venture between Springfield Land Corporation and Medallist Golf Developments, the latter a partnership between Macquarie Bank and Greg Norman's Great White Shark Enterprises.

The Springfield town centre adjoins Brookwater's southern boundary, and St Augustine's Catholic P-12 College (2003) is in the neighbouring suburb of Augustine Heights. Several other State and private schools are in Springfield.

In 2006 Brookwater won the Urban Development Institute of Australia's award for Best Residential Subdivision.

Brookwater's census populations have been:

census datepopulation
2006702
20111466
Further Reading: 

Springfield and Springfield Lakes and Augustine Heights entries