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An Introduction To Logan City

Logan City is a local government area situated within the south of the Brisbane metropolitan area. Situated between the City of Brisbane to the north and the City of Gold Coast to the south, the City also borders the Scenic Rim Region, the City of Ipswich, and Redland City LGAs. Gaining significant area in 2008 from the amalgamation of parts of the Albert and Beaudesert Shires, Logan City extends north to Priestdale, south to Mundoolun near theAlbert River, east to Carbrook at the Logan River, and west to Lyons.

 

Logan City is located across parts of the sub-basin of Oxley Creek, and the Logan and Albert Rivers. The Daisy Hill Koala Centre serves as an example of Logan's prominent bushland, reminiscent of Karawatha Forest, and the Tamborine and Venman Bushland National Parks, that border Logan suburbs.


Etymologically, the region is named after Patrick Logan, as is the aforementioned river, alongside the commercial hubs of Logan Central, Shailer Park's Logan Hyperdome, and Browns Plains. Other populous suburbs include Beenleigh, Rochedale South, Woodridge, Eagleby and the rural town of Jimboomba. The city facilitates much of the transport between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

 

Its motorway network is extensive: in the city's north-east, the Logan Motorway joins the Pacific Motorway, while the Mount Lindesay Highway and Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor cross the city along a roughly central north-south axis. New developments are common, particularly those being built at Yarrabilba and Greater Flagstone, while Griffith University has already established a Logan campus in Meadowbrook which is being developed into a specialist area based around health, research and education.

 

 

History
 

The Commandant of the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, Captain Patrick Logan. Patrick Logan was a compulsive explorer and in 1826 on his first expedition he discovered the Logan River. Logan noted the river was well suited to large-vessel traffic and was a first-class avenue to access the high-quality arable land along its banks. He named the country Darling, in honour of the Governor. The Governor renamed the river after Logan.


The penal settlement based in Brisbane was closed in 1841 and the land was quickly taken up by squatters. The first leases of land in the Logan area were issued from 1849 and immigration was encouraged following the separation from NSW in 1859. The declaration of the Logan and Eight Mile Plains Agricultural Reserves in 1862 led to extensive settlement of the area. German immigrants arrived in batches from the 1864 onwards. Generous land orders for immigrants in Queensland created a drawcard in the possibility of owning their own farm.


A cotton gin, which was converted to a sugar mill, was built at Loganholme in 1867. Cotton growers faced problems with both the weather and a lack of available labour despite the introduction of Kanaka labour. By the 1870s few working cotton plantations remained along the Logan River. While this crop was marginally successful, between 1866 and 1874, sugar was soon to become the staple industry.


Many small sugar mills were started by farmers seeking to avoid processing costs charged by big mills. However these quickly proved to be uneconomic. Many farmers in the area abandoned sugar after a severe frost in 1885 and a catastrophic flood in 1887 which saw crops destroyed and covered with metres of silt. Others continued growing sugar cane to make 1890 one of the best harvests ever. The Wild Water Water Slide Park began operations in October 1982. The site was to become the Logan Hyperdome with the first work on the regional shopping centre beginning in October 1988. It was officially opened in July 1989. Construction work on the Logan Hospital started in February 1989. In August 2011, the Logan suburb of Slacks Creek was the location for Queensland's worst house fire. In 2017, a water treatment plant at Round Mountain became the first in Australia to be powered entirely off-grid.

Establishment of Logan
The Department of Local Government instigated the formation of the new Logan Shire, which included the northern suburbs of both Albert and Beaudesert Shires. A section in the north previously belonged to the Shire of Tingalpa. There were about 69,000 people living to the north of the Logan River. On 31 May 1978 Local Government Minister Russ Hinze introduced the Local Government (Adjustment of Boundaries) Bill and which was officially approved on 8 June 1978. Logan then was declared a city on 1 January 1981 and the administration building on Wembley Road was opened in February 1981. The city was named after Captain Patrick Logan, one of the founders of the Moreton Bay convict settlement. Logan was honoured in the names of many locales in the district, such as the Logan River, the suburbs of Loganlea, Logan Village, Loganholme, Logan Reserve and Logan Central, the Logan Motorway and Logan Road, which connects Logan City with the nearby state capital of Brisbane.

 

 

State Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Schools

High Schools & Colleges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beenleigh State School

Beenleigh

 

Windaroo Valley State High School  

Bahrs Scrub

 

 

Berrinba East State School

Berrinba

 

Beenleigh State High School

Beenleigh

 

 

Boronia Heights State School

Boronia Heights

 

Browns Plains State High School

Browns Plains

 

 

Browns Plains State School

Browns Plains

 

Kingston College

Kingston

 

 

Carbrook State School

Carbrook

 

Woodridge State High School

Logan Central

 

 

Crestmead State School

Crestmead

 

Loganlea State High School

Loganlea

 

 

Slacks Creek State School

Daisy Hill

 

Park Ridge State High School

Park Ridge

 

 

Eagleby State School

Eagleby

 

Shailer Park State High School

Shailer Park

 

 

Eagleby South State School

Eagleby

 

Mabel Park State High School

Slacks Creek

 

 

Edens Landing State School

Edens Landing

 

Springwood State High School

Springwood

 

 

Greenbank State School

Greenbank

 

Marsden State High School

Waterford West

 

 

Kingston State School

Kingston

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loganholme State School

Loganholme

 

Other State Schools

Logan Reserve State School

Logan Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Village State School

Logan Village

 

Logan City Special School

Logan Central

 

 

Burrowes State School

Marsden

 

Beenleigh Special School

Mount Warren Park

 

 

Marsden State School

Marsden

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Warren Park State School

Mount Warren Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Park Ridge State School

Park Ridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regents Park State School

Regents Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yugumbir State School

Regents Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rochedale South State School

Rochedale South

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springwood Road State School

Rochedale South

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberley Park State School

Shailer Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shailer Park State School

Shailer Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mabel Park State School

Slacks Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chatswood Hills State School

Springwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springwood Central State School

Springwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterford State School

Waterford

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterford West State School

Waterford West

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windaroo State School

Windaroo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harris Fields State School

Woodridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodridge State School

Woodridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodridge North State School

Woodridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yarrabilba State School

Yarrabilba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catholic Primary Schools

Catholic High Schools & Colleges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Joseph's Tobruk Memorial School

Beenleigh

 

Trinity College

Beenleigh

 

7–12

St Matthew's Primary School

Cornubia

 

Chisholm Catholic College

Cornubia

 

 

St Edward's Primary School

Daisy Hill

 

St Francis' College

Crestmead

 

P–12

St Philomena School

Park Ridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Bernadine's Primary School

Regents Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Paul's Primary School

Woodridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Independent Primary Schools

Independent High Schools & Colleges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bethania Lutheran Primary School

Bethania

Lutheran

Calvary Christian College

Carbrook 

Uniting

P–12

Calvary Christian College

Springwood

Uniting

Kimberley College

Carbrook

Independent

7–12

 

 

 

 

John Paul College

Daisy Hill

Ecumenical

P–12

 

 

 

 

Centre Education Programme

Kingston

Independent Alternative

8–12

 

 

 

 

Groves Christian College

Kingston

Christian

P–12

 

 

 

 

Parklands Christian College

Park Ridge

Christian

P–12

 

 

 

 

Canterbury College

Waterford

Anglican

P–12

 

 

 

 

Rivermount College

Yatala

Christian

P–12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bahrs Scrub

Daisy Hill

Lyons

Springwood

Bannockburn

Eagleby

Marsden

Stockleigh

Beenleigh

Edens Landing

Meadowbrook

Tamborine

Belivah

Forestdale

Mount Warren Park

Tanah Merah

Berrinba

Greenbank

Mundoolun

Underwood

Bethania

Heritage Park

Munruben

Undullah

Boronia Heights

Hillcrest

New Beith

Veresdale Scrub

Browns Plains

Holmview

North Maclean

Veresdale

Buccan

Jimboomba

Park Ridge South

Waterford West

Carbrook

Kagaru

Park Ridge

Waterford

Cedar Creek

Kingston

Priestdale

Windaroo

Cedar Grove

Logan Central

Regents Park

Wolffdene

Cedar Vale

Logan Reserve

Rochedale South

Woodhill

Chambers Flat

Logan Village

Shailer Park

Woodridge

Cornubia

Loganholme

Slacks Creek

Yarrabilba

Crestmead

Loganlea

South Maclean

 

 

 

 

 

Industry

 

 

There are extensive industrial and commercial areas, mostly in the north and east of Woodridge, and west of Springwood and Daisy Hill, clustered in the triangle formed by Logan Road/Pacific Highway and Kingston Road, and extending west along Compton Road. The Crestmead industrial estate is designed for light to medium industry in the manufacturing sector. Logan is Queensland's poker machine 'pokie' capital with over 2,128 machines in 41 registered sites. Per machine, each pokie pays out $5,886 which is the highest figure in the state. One of Australia's oldest brands of rum is produced at the Beenleigh.

 

 

Transport

 


Logan City is serviced by Queensland Rail's Beenleigh and Gold Coast railway lines.

The stations are Trinder Park, Woodridge, Kingston, Loganlea, Bethania, Edens Landing,Holmview and Beenleigh although Gold Coast trains stop only at Beenleigh and Loganlea stations. Integrated ticketing was introduced in South East Queensland in 2004 through TransLink which has improved access to public transport. TransLink bus routes now service most of the built-up areas of Logan City. Logan City Bus Service is a bus operator, servicing places between Brisbane and Gold Coast at Logan City. First operated as Greenline Bus Service, it was purchased by Clark's Bus Service in 1987. Further development included the purchasing of Rochedale Bus Service in 1995. The trading name of Logan City Bus Service was adopted in 2003. Logan City Bus Service operates a number of services under the TransLink banner, in which most services are based around the Loganholme and Springwood bus stations along the Pacific Motorway, and the Browns Plains bus station further west. They also operate peak hour buses between Logan City and Brisbane City.

 

 

Culture & Sport

 


Logan has 924 parks and reserves all with combinations of facilities. Also Logan offers plenty of active choices such as local swimming pools, sporting clubs, cycling tracks, walking tracks, little athletics, tinnie trails (self guided heritage trail), golf, basketball/volleyball parks, skate parks, bmx tracks, walking groups and go karting. Logan City has recently been under development for new bistro areas across the region. Cinemas, shopping complexes and parks are prevalent. The city also has a free public art gallery. The internationally successful Australian band Savage Garden, who sold 25 million albums, are from Logan and so is Olympic swimmer Jodie Henry, three time gold medalist in the pool at the 2004 Olympics and world record holder.


Logan City is home to Souths Logan Magpies rugby league team, one of the oldest existing rugby league clubs in Australia. It is also home to the Logan Thunder WNBL team. Every Saturday at a free 5 km timed run takes place at four different locations in Logan City. The events are known as Logan River parkrun, Yarrabilba parkrun, Riverdale park run, and Berrinba parkrun. Logan City Council operates public libraries in Beenleigh, Greenbank, Jimboomba, Logan Central, Logan Hyperdome (Shailer Park), Logan North (Underwood), Logan Village, Logan West (Browns Plains), and Marsden.

 

 

 

 

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