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Cornubia is a suburb
situated 30 kilometres south-east of Brisbane. The
nearest largest landmark is the Logan Hyperdome
shopping centre - one of the largest undercover
shopping malls in Queensland. Cornubia is close to
major shops (Logan Hyperdome) and first class
educational institutions (John Paul College, Calvary
Christian College). Many street names reflect its
lush bush setting (e.g. Sugarwood, Parkview).
Cornubia is the Latin name for Cornwall.
Cornubia is part of the Koala Coast and is home
to hundreds of Australian native animals including
koalas, wallabies, goannas and various species of
birds (e.g. rainbow lorikeet).
Cornubia Forest Nature Refuge
A protected nature conservation area was created
by the local government council from land purchased
between 1999 and 2010. Located in the north-west of
the suburb, the 196-hectare (480-acre) nature refuge
consists of the former Cornubia Forest Park to the
south and land known as the Cornubia Escarpment in
the north. It is managed as part of Australia’s
National Reserve System with objectives that include
both conservation of flora and fauna, and recreation
such as bushwalking and mountain bike riding. The
refuge is also managed under a Koala Nature Refuge
Agreement with the state government. The tall open
forest ecosystem of blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis)
and the brown thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla) in the
area are described as endangered.
Over 70% of employed people travel by car as
most residents work in the city or on the gold
coast. Efficient and cost-effective public transport
is available in the area and is provided by the
Logan City Bus Service, a privately owned company.
potential with lots of wide open spaces
Its combination of rural and
urban residences makes Cornubia an attractive suburb for a
large variety of people. There is a mix of families and
retirees in Cornubia with the majority being
Cornubia has lots of wide open spaces, especially around
California Creek and Mt Cotton roads where a number of
upmarket lifestyle properties can be found. Other homes in
the main streets are often clad in hardiplank or
weatherboard while a number of brick and tile units also
available in the area.
One of the suburb's most spectacular features is the
Cornubia nature reserve. The waterlily-covered lagoon was
once a quarry but the area has regenerated over time and is
now home to a variety of wildlife, ranging from larger
mammals such as koalas and wallabies, to water birds and
smaller aquatic life. Native ducks often feed amongst the
There are eight primary and secondary schools in the area
with a variety of sporting clubs, including Cable Ski World
Logan, also nearby. The Logan Hyperdome is the retail
centre, and a major employer, for the area and is located
alongside the Pacific Motorway.