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Browns Plains

 

Postcode:4118  |  Distance To Brisbane CBD: 29 KM

 

 

Location

29.1km to Brisbane CBD

 

Features

Browns Plains is one of the more popular suburbs within the Logan Shire and this is reflected in its vibrant property market.

 

History
According to Mary Howells book 'Ridge To Ridge - Recollections from Woodridge to Park Ridge', Browns Plains became in use as a place name in 1840 and for the most part up until the 1950s saw the original area running with tobacco farms. In 1872, George Stretton operated a post office from his accommodation house in Browns Plains. 1878 saw Browns Plains School open on site of Waller Park, only to close due to effects of major drought in 1902. Greenbank and Browns Plains telephone lines were installed in 1938. A post office and store opened in 1956, with the post office being named Brownsleigh. The following year Scrubby Creek Bridge was built over Browns Plains Road.


In 1966, Beaudesert Shire employed consultant town planner and architect James Birrell. Beaudesert Shire gazetted the old Browns Plains School site as waste treatment plant and Refuse depot (now known as Waller Park). 1968, Springwood development begins Telephone exchange to be built in Browns Plains (using the prefix 200 xxxx). Browns Plains Tavern opened in 1976. A new post office was opened in 1980 and the name reverted to Browns Plains. 1983 saw the primary school open followed by a high school in 1985. Westpoint Shopping Centre opened in 1984 with Waller Park established that same year.

Geography
Browns Plains is generally used as a name for both the Browns Plains suburb and the former estates which all utilise the 4118 Postcode Hillcrest, Forestdale, Regents Park and Heritage Park. Browns Plains has been identified in the South East Queensland Regional Plan as an outer city regional centre. One notable aspect of Browns Plains is the Grand Plaza Shopping Centre, which opened to the community in 1994 and was extended some 13 years later. Grand Plaza boasts 170 specialty stores, Big W, Target, Kmart, Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and an Event Cinema complex. Browns Plains contains a number of schools and shops, and frequently has visits from the a circus and other events on a main park area near Browns Plains Highschool and Forest Glen Park. Scrubby Creek, a tributary of Slacks Creek, which is itself a tributary of the Logan River, is the main waterway in the area.

Transport
Browns Plains is also a terminus for Brisbane city bus routes, making it an important transport hub connecting Logan city and Brisbane city bus routes.

Profile

One fastest growing areas of Logan City, Browns Plains is family friendly and has been divided into two smaller suburbs, Heritage Park and Regents Park, to deal with the region's continuing growth.  Located next to Browns Plains is the exclusive suburb of Forestdale which has properties worth up to two million dollars, ensuring Browns Plains is one of the most desirable suburbs within the Logan Shire and this is reflected in its vibrant property market. Browns Plains is a progressive and fully developed area, with almost every facility and service available locally. These include train and bus services, cinemas, a skating rink, emergency services and schools. There is also a major shopping centre called the Grand Plaza which features hundreds of specialty shops. Browns Plains is home to one of Queensland's biggest RSL Clubs - The Greenbank RSL. About 25 minutes from Brisbane and 40 minutes from the Gold Coast, Browns Plains enjoys the best of both worlds. It is also close to Logan Entertainment Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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