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In 1885, a number of Swedish immigrants from the Cheybassa
established farms in the area. Early crops included oats, maize,
potatoes and turnips. Horses and cattle were grazed and timber was
cut. Other early settlers were John and George Hubner who took up
farms in 1893. Although the district acquired the unofficial name of
Hubner from the Hubner family, when the (then) local government
Shire of Beaudesert tried to formalise it in 1987, it was instead
decided to name the area Crestmead after a local housing estate. On
24 December 2012, 80 workers at the Dairy Farmers factory in the
Crestmead Industrial Estate staged a protest at the factory to
protest pay rates; the protest included blocking access to milk
tankers. A very large number of police attended and protestors
clashed with police.
There are two schools in Crestmead.
Crestmead State School, a government
primary (P-6) school, is located at
27-61 Augusta Street. Crestmead State
School is a very popular primary school
and has become one of the largest public
primary schools in the state with
enrolments now exceeding 1200. It opened
on 23 January 1984 and was recognized in
2017 with new status as an Independent
Public School (IPS), and is using this
to forge a closer partnership with
nearby Kingston State College which is
an IPS state high school.
St Francis College, a Roman Catholic
primary and secondary (P-12) school, is
located at 64 Julie Street
The Crestmead Industrial Estate is located on the western side
of the suburb. It has lot sizes ranging from 1,800 square metres to
2.6 hectares. It is suitable for light to medium industry and
businesses can operate 24 hours a day.
Crestmead Community Centre is in Crestmead Community Park and
can be accessed from Gimlet Street. It comprises a hall, small
meeting rooms and kitchen facilities. A range of activities
including dancing and health clinics operate from the centre.
Numbellie Karulboo Community Centre is provided on the grounds of St
Francis College by the college for use by the community. 'Numbellie
Karulboo' means 'everybody together' in the Yuggera and Yugambeh
languages. It hosts an indigenous dance group, children's playgroups
and cross-cultural programs.
Located in Logan Shire,
Crestmead is proving increasingly popular with young
families and with its pretty parklands and multiple primary
schools it's not hard to see why.
Still an affordable suburb to buy in, Crestmead offers a mix
of newer and older style, mostly low-set homes in a
well-established environment complete with a good selection
of shops, a community centre and a pony club. At Crestmead
Park you'll find bike and walking trails as well as a
playground and picnic facilities.
Crestmead's popularity was further cemented in September
2006 with a new 57-lot estate selling in one month. Another
new subdivision, Kensington Estate, is already established
and is accessed off Wisdom Way.
Crestmead is bordered by major roads and is within easy
commuting distance of the Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast by
road, rail and bus. Nearby Logan City, however, offers
significant employment opportunities with more than 7000
Crestmead was the name of an original housing estate in
nearby Marsden but became a gazetted suburb in 1987.