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A large proportion of the Daisy Hill is protected by the Daisy Hill
Popular area for families as
well as singles. Easy 20 to 30 minute drive to CBD.
The Dennis family were first Europeans to settle at Daisy Hill.
James Dennis immigrated in 1864 on the ship Flying Cloud. In 1867,
he married Mary Ann Markwell. Around 1870 they began selecting land
in the now Daisy Hill area, eventually acquiring over 800 acres.
They named the property Daisy Hill, supposedly because their
daughters saw daisies growing on the hill. Other early pioneers were
the Usher family, who grew grapes and made and sold wine. Daisy Hill
was once part of the Shire of Tingalpa.
Daisy Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
2 Boronia Drive: Old St Mark's Anglican
Daisy Hill State Forest
The Daisy Hill State Forest was declared a timber reserve in
1874. In 1917 it was declared a State Forest and in 1986 a State
Forest Park. The forest was used for timber gathering, honey making,
gold mining and grazing. In 2006, it was gazetted as Daisy Hill
Conservation Park to be used for habitat conservation and
recreation; it contains the Daisy Hill Koala Centre. In June 2017,
the Queensland State Government allocated Daisy Hill Koala Centre
$3.3 million to upgrade the premises, in the lead up to the 2018
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The park is considered to be one of
the best mountain bike riding areas in Australia.
A Reserve for Rifle Range was gazetted in 1901 from part of the west
side of the original timber reserve. It was proposed for use by the
Forest Rangers Rifle Club of Slacks Creek with a recommendation from
the Queensland Defence Force. Initially the range consisted of 25
acres, 1,010 by 100 metres, with the line of fire terminated by a
natural rise. The range was re-gazetted as reserve R.799 in 1902
with an increase in area towards and behind the targets for safety,
forming a total area of around 123 acres. In 1908, the military
officer supervising rifle clubs in Queensland reported that the
range was not then in use due to destruction of mantlets and targets
by bush fire. The land was reinstated as part of the State Forest in
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Surrounded by the Daisy Hill
State Forest, this established suburb offers a range of old
and new homes - many nestled in valleys or on hills.
Timber and brick homes from the 1970s coupled with brick and
tile houses make up the majority of existing dwellings.
Located close by, the suburb of Springwood has been
developing since the late 1960s and has a range of retail
and community facilities including Springwood High School,
John Paul College (regularly voted as one of the best in the
country) Springwood Mall and the Arndale Shopping Centre.
In addition the suburb is home to various home centres
including IKEA and Freedom Furniture ensuring Saturday
morning is a hive of activity. The Chatswood Village
Shopping Centre is located in Daisy Hill.
The nearby Southeast Busway is an excellent public transport
system providing residents with easy access to the city,
with Daisy Hill also close to the Pacific Motorway, and
Loganlea and Kuraby train stations.The suburb is also home to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre,
located in the Daisy Hill Forest Reserve. As well as being
an educational facility, the area is also popular for