Check out Brisbane's successful satellite city, as our Government plots something similar for Auckland

With the Government looking at building a satellite city just south of Auckland, TVNZ1's Seven Sharp checked out a similar project on the outskirts of Brisbane, Australia which has become a huge success story.

Springfield began being built 25 years ago and is growing every day, with its own university, ten schools and a hospital.

Located only 23km away from Brisbane's CBD it offers a handy alternative to those wanting space close to a major city.

The city was built with transport in mind, starting with a two lane freeway then expanding to be on the rail network.

With plans for Auckland's satellite city to house 500,000 people, Springfield's recipe for success may well be used on Kiwi shores.

Springfield started 25 years ago and is still growing today. Source: Seven Sharp