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Sunnybank Hills is an outer southern suburb of Brisbane about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Brisbane CBD, in Queensland, Australia. It is a large suburb, and adjoins the suburbs of Calamvale, Coopers Plains, Sunnybank, MacGregor, Algester, Acacia Ridge and Runcorn. Sunnybank Hills has numerous ridges and hills, with lower wetter areas in the north and east. These form the marshes near Sunnybank and Runcorn railway stations. There are many parks and greenspaces in the area. The soil is fertile and watered by numerous small creeks, including a large one that flows north–south across the suburb, and the suburb borders on the small wildfowl habitat and wetlands of neighbouring Calamvale Creek.
The Brisbane City Council operates a public library in Sunnybank Hills in the Sunnybank Hills Shopping Centre at the corner of Compton and Calam Roads. The suburb is serviced by several shopping centres. These include Shauna Downs on the corner of Wynne Street and Beenleigh Road, Centro Pinelands on Mains Road, and the large Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown on the corner of Compton & Calam Roads. Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown features a Woolworths supermarket, Coles supermarket, K Mart, Priceline, Best & Less, The Reject Shop, Lincraft, Aldi, library and 75 specialty stores.
Sunnybank Theatre Group is one of the southside’s hidden treasures. It’s been running since 1965 and the building hasn’t changed much within that time, but it is presented very sweetly. Fairy lights, shade sails and well-kept gardens adorn the back patio, while stepping into the theatre itself feels like a step back into Brisbane’s past.
Underwood is a suburb located south-east of the Brisbane central business district in Queensland, Australia. Its local government area is the Logan City Council. The origin of the suburb name is from William Underwood who was an early property owner in the area. Logan Road, Kingston Road, Compton Road and surrounding area encompass the Underwood business centre which is a mixed-use urban development area incorporating the Underwood / Slacks Creek industrial estate as well as retail, commerce and office establishments.
Greenslopes is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-east of the CBD, and is mostly residential with some commercial and light industrial areas. Greenslopes was named after an early estate in the area. The estate was owned by Frederick Wecker, who purchased the land in 1857 and named it after the area’s green pastures.
Greenslopes lies 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-east of the Brisbane central business district. There is some slight variety in the terrain, with low hills in the east and south sloping down to the flood plain of Norman Creek, which curls around the western and northern edges of the suburb on its way to join the Brisbane River at Norman Park. Greenslopes shares Brisbane’s humid sub-tropical climate, but the hot summer days are often mitigated by cooling afternoon breezes, especially in the higher areas. Winters are usually drier with very mild temperatures.
Greenslopes Private Hospital is a private health care provider located in Greenslopes, Brisbane, Australia. It was named Australia’s Best Private Hospital, 1999 and received the Australian Private Hospitals Association’s, Hospital Quality of Excellence Award, 2004. The hospital provides care for a large number of patients each year since it opened in 1942 as an Army hospital – 112th Australian General Hospital (AGH) during World War II years. Then later as Repatriation General Hospital (RGH) Greenslopes operated by the Repatriation Commission (now Department of Veterans’ Affairs) for war veterans.
Mount Gravatt is the name of both a major suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and a prominent hill in this suburb. The suburb is situated in the south-east of the city and was one of Brisbane’s largest. This was before it was divided into Mount Gravatt East, Upper Mount Gravatt and Mount Gravatt South; the last being changed to Wishart in the early 1990s. The Mount Gravatt Showgrounds are an important centre for cultural and community activities and the site of the annual Mount Gravatt Show, an agricultural fair. The grounds are positioned on Logan Road, opposite the mega-church, Hillsong Brisbane Campus (formerly known as Garden City Christian Church).
Mount Gravatt Lookout is accessible via Shire Road which winds its way past water towers up to the lookout carpark and a communications tower. Furthermore, there is a large cave complex located at on a walking trail on the southern slope of the mountain. The suburb is populated by middle class, young families seeking stability. Mount Gravatt was once a popular destination of German, Irish and English Immigrants to Australia after World War 1 and 2. The suburb has a growing number of Southern Europeans (mostly from Greece and Italy).
Springwood is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. The size of Springwood is approximately 6 km². It has 17 parks covering nearly 9% of the total area. Springwood is a significant activity centre in the region, with a major bus station, two hotels, a 24-hour McDonald’s, two state primary schools, a state high school, a campus of Calvary Christian College, a public library, three shopping malls, ambulance, fire and police stations and many places of worship (including Church of Christ, Uniting and Seventh-day Adventist churches). Most commercial activity in Springwood is centred on the “town centre” in the north-west of the suburb along the Pacific Motorway. An increasing amount of commercial development is also occurring in the south-eastern parts of Springwood, an area unofficially known as Chatswood Hills. The remainder of the suburb is primarily middle-class residential areas.
Springwood Conservation Park, a former quarry site, was saved from development by the community and Logan City Council and is now a slice of paradise in the middle of suburbia; with balancing rocks, caves, cliffs and gorge. Beginning at the Jardine Drive entrance, where a carpark, picnic shelter and toilets are located, you can either take the shorter Stringybark Lookout track (570m) or longer Gorge Discovery Circuit (1.45km). If you opt for the longer walking track, you’ll commence with a series of steep stairs (known locally as the Springwood Stairs of Death). At the top of the stairs, the trail continues through open eucalypt forest, passing interesting rock formations along the way and criss-crossing the gorge with wooden bridges.
From the 2000s both the Queensland government and Logan City Council have proposed that Springwood should be redeveloped as a Principal Activity Centre (PAC). This was initially noted by the Queensland government in a 2005 paper, South East Queensland Regional Plan. The paper, in addition to its follow-up paper in 2009, cites multiple reasons for developing a PAC in Springwood: the area’s close proximity to the Pacific Motorway, its strategic location between Brisbane City and the Gold Coast, existing urban infrastructure and availability of affordable housing. The aim of the proposal is to reduce growth pressures in established PACs whilst encouraging more employment opportunities and economic growth in South East Queensland. Springwood Summit was held in October 2016 to jumpstart further public interest and discussion of the suburb. The summit had the tagline: “The start of SEQ’s next CBD”. More than 200 delegates from around the world attended the summit.
Logan City is a local government area situated within the south of the Brisbane metropolitan area in South East Queensland, Australia. Gaining significant area in 2008 from the amalgamation of parts of the Albert and Beaudesert Shires, Logan City extends north to Priestdale, south to Mundoolun near the Albert River, east to Carbrook at the Logan River, and west to Lyons. Logan City is located across parts of the sub-basin of Oxley Creek, and the Logan and Albert Rivers. The Daisy Hill Koala Centre serves as an example of Logan’s prominent bushland, reminiscent of Karawatha Forest, and the Tamborine and Venman Bushland National Parks, that border Logan suburbs.
The Global Food Village market in Logan Central is south east Queensland’s best kept secret. On Sunday mornings a colourful local crowd of Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Indian and Islander customers descend on closed-off Croydon Road to haggle over the cheapest and best selection of exotic fruits and vegetables in the region and feast on authentic South East Asian street food. On offer, as well as bargain basement everyday green groceries, are a staggering range of produce that is hard to find anywhere else including taro, coconuts, yams, purple sugar cane, red beans, okra, Asian eggplant, durian, plantains, fresh peanuts, snake beans, curry leaves and Asian herbs.
Browns Plains is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. The area suburb’s western boundary is marked by the Mount Lindesay Highway. Browns Plains was used as a place name as early as 1840 by surveyor Robert Dixon. The area was initially used for grazing cattle which provided meat to the convict settlement of Moreton Bay. From 1863 onwards, the coach route to Casino (New South Wales) passed through Browns Plains. Land began to be taken up from the mid 1870s.
Browns Plains is generally used as a name for both the Browns Plains suburb and the former estates which all utilise the 4118 Postcode Hillcrest, Forestdale, Regents Park and Heritage Park. Browns Plains has been identified in the South East Queensland Regional Plan as an outer city regional centre. Scrubby Creek, a tributary of Slacks Creek, which is itself a tributary of the Logan River, is the main waterway in the area. One notable aspect of Browns Plains is the Grand Plaza Shopping Centre, which opened in 1994 and was extended 13 years later. Grand Plaza boasts 170 specialty stores, Big W, Target, Kmart, Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and an Event Cinema complex. Browns Plains contains a number of schools and shops, and frequently has visits from the a circus and other events on a main park area near Browns Plains Highschool and Forest Glen Park. The Logan City Council operate the Logan West public library at 69 Grand Plaza Drive.
Beenleigh is a town and a suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia. A government survey for the new town was conducted in 1866. The town is the terminus for the Beenleigh railway line which first opening in 1885 and a stop on the South Coast railway line which reached Southport in 1889. Beenleigh was the administrative centre of the former Shire of Albert. It is known for the heritage-listed tourist attraction called the Beenleigh Artisan Distillery.
Beenleigh Rum is one of Australia’s oldest brands of rum. It is produced at the heritage-listed Beenleigh Rum Distillery at Eagleby (formerly part of Beenleigh) in the City of Logan, Queensland. This Australian Rum is 100% Australian made from local and imported ingredients and is available in 700 ml Dark Rum aged for 5 years, 700 ml White Rum and Australia’s only 700 ml Honey Liqueur Dark rum rum grades. All three offers are fermented from Queensland molasses. The distillery was developed to include a blending hall, bottling plant, warehouse and administration facilities. It is located on the bank of the Albert River and is a landmark on the river flats in the area.
Beenleigh and adjoining suburbs are located near the confluence of the Logan and Albert rivers. The residential and urban suburb lies southwest of the Pacific Motorway after it crosses the Logan River and is crossed by the Gold Coast railway line. Logan River Parklands contains a boat ramp, barbeques and a picnic area. Whilst it was once a stand-alone town built on sugar and home to Australia’s oldest rum distillery built in 1864, increasing development in South East Queensland since the 1980s has seen it enveloped by Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The Beenleigh Historical Village preserves twenty historic buildings and houses a number of collections of historic material from the region. The town is also home to the Beenleigh Artisan Distillers, Australia’s oldest rum distillery, Yugambeh Language and Research Centre, Poppy’s Chocolates and Windaroo Organic Cottage just 5 minutes out of town.