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Jimboomba

 

Postcode:4280  |  Distance To Brisbane CBD:50 KM

 

 

Jimboomba is a growing town.
 

Location

About 50km south of Brisbane

 

Features

Affordable suburb popular with families and couples


History
The original spelling was Gimboomba, named after a sheep and livestock station based where the township is today, stretching some distance north, east and south to neighbouring areas. Gimboomba is a Gugingin word (the First Australian peoples of the area, of Yugambeh country) meaning place of loud thunder and little rain. A culture trail celebrating First Australian culture is based at a local primary school bearing the name 'Loud Thunder' paying respect to its traditional owners.
Jimboomba Provisional School opened on 12 May 1890, becoming Jimboomba State School on 1 June 1900.
Jimboomba was serviced by the Beaudesert railway line that was established to service the abattoir in Beaudesert. The line was closed in 1995 and then reopened and operated as a tourist service as far as Logan Village by railway enthusiasts from 1999 until mid-2004. Funds were harder to raise and depleted quickly for the line so it was closed permanently.
Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, Jimboomba became part of Logan City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.

Geography
Jimboomba is situated on the Mount Lindesay Highway, 47 kilometres (29 mi) south of Brisbane central business district. The eastern and western parts of Jimboomba are divided by the Logan River; the only bridge within the locality is Payne Bridge on Cusack Lane. There is a low-level older bridge immediately to the north of Payne Bridge but this cannot be used by vehicular traffic.
The Queensland government's current plan is that Jimboomba will become a major residential area. The Flagstone housing estate at Jimboomba sometimes gets confused with the townships of Flagstone Creek and Upper Flagstone which are decades-old towns in the Lockyer Valley Region.

Economy
Cattle grazing, dairy farming and hobby farms are the historical industries. However, Jimboomba now has a growing industrial area that provides services for vehicles, irrigation and home-water supplies, produce supplies, light manufacturing and landscape gardening.

Facilities
It has a large number of services, including an auxiliary/rural fire brigade and permanent ambulance service, a police station, a State Emergency Services depot, domestic shopping, hotel, and medical-dental services.

Education
There are five schools in Jimboomba:

 

Jimboomba State School, a government primary school (P-6), located on the Mount Lindesday Highway

Flagstone State School, a government primary school (P-6), located on Poinciana Drive

Flagstone State Community College, a government secondary school (7-12), located at corner of Homestead and Poinciana Drives

Emmaus College, a private primary and secondary school (P-12), located at 48 East Street

Hills International School, a private primary and secondary school (P-12), located at Johanna Street

 

Urban development
Jimboomba's Flagstone housing estate is expected to expand west over the railway line into Undullah and north into South Maclean, New Beith and Greenbank. This is known as the Greater Flagstone development area. The total area encompassed by the project is 7,188 hectares. Final approval for the project was granted in October 2011. The expected population for this housing area is to exceed 120,000 people. A new office and shopping precinct is planned to be built next to the railway line in Undullah next to the proposed Undullah railway station.

Sport and recreation
A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Jimboomba Thunder, the rugby league club that plays home games at Jimboomba Park. There are large numbers of horses kept on or near residential properties for riding, for pleasure and for competition. Jimboomba is home to the Jimboomba X Stadium, Jimboomba's own extreme sports outdoor venue. Holding events such events as 2014 QLD Supercross Championship, 2015 QLD Stadium X Series & two rounds of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship, Jimboomba X Stadium is located at Hills International College grounds. The opening round of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship is set to be held at the Jimboomba X Stadium on September 17th

In popular culture
In Civilization: Beyond Earth, "Jimboomba" is the default name for the second colony established by the Polystralian faction.
 

Profile

Located about one hour's drive from Brisbane on the Mt Lindsay Highway, Jimboomba is home to about 6500 people.  The township is very affordable and, as such, has attracted a large number of families and couples to the area. Its growing popularity has seen extensive residential and commercial developments over recent years -- new housing estates, along with commercial and retail precincts have sprung up.

The main housing type in the area is single-detached dwellings. There is a mix of architectural styles including traditional and renovated Queenslanders and Colonials, as well as brick-and-tile houses. There are several primary and secondary schools in the area with TAFE campuses located at Browns Plains and Beaudesert.  There is a shopping centre located in Jimboomba as well as a number of major supermarkets. In their spare time residents like to make use of Jimboomba and Glenlogan parks as well as access to the Logan River. The main tourist attractions in Jimboomba include Mt Lindesay, Mt Warning and Mt Tamborine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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