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Early European settlers in Buccan were James Williamson and his
brother-in-law Mr A. Fraser who selected land south of Bethania in
about 1863. They attempted to grow cotton but had problems with
bollworm. However, sugar cane was successfully grown in the
district. One of the largest sugar cane plantations in the area was
on the land which is Newstead Park today (beside the Logan River).
Dairying was also an important farm industry. Once part of the Shire
of Beaudesert, Buccan became part of Logan City in the local
government amalgamations of 2008.
Buccan is a low density semi-rural suburb with larger acreage
bushland type blocks. Buccan does not have a formalised town centre
or shopping facilities with its residents relying on Logan Village,
Waterford and Beenleigh to access such services. Buccan is home to
the Buccan Conservation Park, a nature conservation area managed by
the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
The Buccan Conservation Park which separates Buccan from
Bahrs Scrub is a major attraction for equestrians, hikers
and nature lovers alike.
The immense park off Randle Road has a series of regional
trails and is brimming with animal and bird life.
Buccan lies off Waterford-Tamborine Road, about 32
kilometres from the Brisbane CBD.
Neighbouring suburbs include Logan Village, Waterford and
Bahrs Scrub. The majority of the suburb is yet to be
developed for residential use.