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Logan City

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Logan City is 313,646, with a population density of 3.27 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Logan City is located in southern Brisbane, between 15 and 50 kilometres south of the Brisbane GPO. Logan City is bounded by Brisbane and Redland Cities in the north, Gold Coast City in the east, the Scenic Rim Regional Council area in the south, and Ipswich City in the west.

Name origin

Logan is named after the Logan River, which was named after Patrick Logan, Commandant of the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, who explored the area in 1826.

Settlement history

European settlement dates from the 1840s when people settled near the Logan and Albert Rivers. Population was minimal until the 1860s, aided by the establishment of the cotton industry, sugar mills and immigration. Land was also used for timber-getting, grazing, crop farming, dairy farming, poultry and beef farming. Growth took place in the 1880s, aided by the opening of the railway line from Beenleigh to South Brisbane. Expansion continued in the early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in areas along the Pacific Motorway. Growth continued during the 1980s. The population continued to increase from the early 1990s, rising from 190,000 in 1991 to about 275,000 in 2011.

Land use

Logan City is a growing residential area, with substantial rural, rural-residential, commercial and industrial areas. Logan City encompasses a total land area of about 957 square kilometres. Rural areas are located mainly in south, west and eastern edges of the City. Much of the rural area is used for sugar-cane growing, dairy farming, cattle grazing and horse agistment and breeding.

Transport

Logan City is served by the Logan Motorway, the Pacific Motorway, the Mount Lindesay Highway and the Beenleigh and Gold Coast railway lines.

Major features

Major features of Logan City include various commercial areas in Logan Central, Hyperdome (Shopping Centre), Logan Hospital, Logan Entertainment Centre, Logan Art Gallery, Kingston Butter Factory Community Arts Centre, Beenleigh Rum Distillery, Greenbank Military Area, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (Loganlea and Springwood Campuses), Griffith University (Logan Campus), Buccan Conservation Park, Carbrook Wetlands Conservation Park, Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Mount Perry Conservation Park, Plunkett Conservation Park, Springwood Conservation Park, Mount Cotton Driver Training Centre, and the Albert and Logan Rivers.

Indigenous background

The original inhabitants of the Logan area were the Yugambeh and Jaggera Aboriginal people.

Included areas

Logan City includes the suburbs and rural localities of Bahrs Scrub, Bannockburn, Beenleigh, Belivah, Berrinba, Bethania, Boronia Heights, Browns Plains, Buccan, Carbrook, Cedar Creek (part), Cedar Grove, Cedar Vale, Chambers Flat, Cornubia, Crestmead, Daisy Hill, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Forestdale, Greenbank, Heritage Park, Hillcrest, Holmview, Jimboomba, Kagaru (part), Kingston, Logan Central, Logan Reserve, Logan Village, Loganholme, Loganlea, Lyons, Marsden, Meadowbrook, Mount Warren Park, Mundoolun, Munruben, New Beith, North Maclean, Park Ridge, Park Ridge South, Priestdale, Regents Park, Rochedale South, Shailer Park, Slacks Creek, South Maclean, Springwood, Stockleigh, Tamborine (part), Tanah Merah, Underwood, Undullah (part), Veresdale (part), Veresdale Scrub (part), Waterford, Waterford West, Windaroo, Wolffdene, Woodhill, Woodridge and Yarrabilba.

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