Sinnathamby is the brains, builder and a good deal of brawn behind Greater Springfield, which is located in Queensland’s south-east corner just a short distance from Brisbane and the world famous dazzling beaches of the Gold and Sunshine coasts.
The property developer, who started his 7,000-acre (2832ha) project in 1992, had his master-plan for a truly sustainable city declared world’s best by the World Real Federation in 2010.
Maha Sinnathamby, born in Rantau near Negri Sembilan, headed Down Under in 1971 with just a few dollars and a city vision in his heart. He now sits at number 50 on Australia’s rich list.
Taking road less travelled to success