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Shailer Park

 

Postcode:4128  |  Distance To Brisbane CBD: 31 KM

 

 

Shailer Park is a suburb of mainly middle class residential areas, and sits on hilly terrain between the Pacific Motorway and extensive forest and bushland to the north. The north-eastern part of the suburb is sometimes known as Kimberley Park, after a residential estate located in the area. Shailer Park is a centre for employment, entertainment, and leisure in southeast Queensland. The Logan Hyperdome, a major regional shopping centre, is located in Shailer Park, and other commercial and community facilities have developed nearby. Largely because of this, the Queensland Government listed the suburb as a major activity centre in the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2005-2026. The Loganholme bus station, a major bus interchange is located at the Logan Hyperdome.

 

Location

31 km to Brisbane

 

Features

Wide variety of affordable housing options

 

History

The suburb is named after Francis and Catherine Shailer, who arrived with their children in the area in 1866. Like many farmers in the area, they first grew cotton and later sugar. The Shailers were probably best known for their fruit growing and operated the first citrus orchard in southern Queensland, situated in Slacks Creek. The land selected by Francis Shailer was situated to the north of the current Shailer Road. Francis was a teacher at the first and second Slacks Creek Provisional Schools. He was also the first Clerk of the Tingalpa Divisional Board in 1880. The Shailers intermarried with other pioneering families in the district including the Dennis family, who were related to the Markwells, as well as the Murrays, who had an adjoining property along the Logan River. The property still exists at the end of Murrays Road.

 

Francis’ son Alfred later farmed the area now known as Daisy Hill. At that time it was called Oakey Mountain and was owned by his grandfather, James Dennis. Alf’s son Glen Shailer also farmed this property. Glen carried on the family’s tradition of involvement in local government. He was elected to the Albert Shire Council in 1961 and served almost continuously until 1985. He was elected Mayor of Logan City in 1982 and served for one term. Shailer Park was originally named as a district in 1971, then as a sub-district of Slacks Creek in 1977. It was officially named a suburb in 1991. The Kimberley Park estate was developed from 1973, and the Logan Hyperdome shopping centre opened in 1989 on the site of a former water park.

 

Profile

Shailer Park is ideally located in the midst of forested hills with many properties also having views of the surrounding area.Most homes were constructed of brick and tile in the 1980s. New development has been taking place in Shailer Park with the Kimberly Plateau and Kimberley Courtyards both popular estates named after the nearly Kimberley Forest Park. New apartments can also be found in the area. A large number of families of all ages are attracted the suburb by its mixture of residential and rural areas. One of the area's most spectacular features is the Cornubia nature reserve, located in the nearby suburb of Cornubia. 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 waterlilies. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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