Crestmead, Queensland

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Crestmead
Logan CityQueensland
Augusta Street Crestmead.JPG
Augusta Street, 2014
Population 11,210 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4132
Location 27 km (17 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Woodridge, Logan
Federal Division(s) Rankin
Suburbs around Crestmead:
Browns Plains Marsden Marsden
Heritage Park Crestmead Marsden
Park Ridge Park Ridge Logan Reserve

Crestmead is a suburb of the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 11,210.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Crestmead Community Centre, 2014
Dairy Farmers milk factory, Crestmead Industrial Estate, 2014

Out of Crestmead's population 50.5% are female and 49.5% male.[1] The median/average age of the Crestmead population is 27 years of age, 10 years below the Australian average. 69.3% of people living in Crestmead were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 10.6%, England 2.7%, Samoa 2.2%, Philippines 1.2%, Cambodia 0.7%. 80.7% of people speak English as their first language 4.4% Samoan, 1.1% Khmer, 0.7% Spanish, 0.6% Tagalog, 0.5% Hindi.[1]

History[edit]

Crestmead State School

In 1885, a number of Swedish immigrants from the Cheybassa established farms in the area. Early crops included oats, maize, potatoes and turnips. Horses and cattle were grazed and timber was cut. Other early settlers were John and George Hubner who took up farms in 1893. Although the district acquired the unofficial name of Hubner from the Hubner family, when the (then) local government Shire of Beaudesert tried to formalise it in 1987, it was instead decided to name the area Crestmead after a local housing estate.[3]

Crestmead State School opened on 23 January 1984.[4]

On 24 December 2012, 80 workers at the Dairy Farmers factory in the Crestmead Industrial Estate staged a protest at the factory to protest pay rates; the protest included blocking access to milk tankers. A very large number of police attended and protestors clashed with police.[5]

Education[edit]

St Francis College, Crestmead, 2014
Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) distribution centre, Crestmead Industrial Estate, 2014

There are two schools in Crestmead.

Crestmead State School, a government primary (P-7) school, is located at 27-61 Augusta Street (27°41′19″S 153°05′25″E / 27.688645°S 153.090225°E / -27.688645; 153.090225 (Crestmead State School)).[6]

St Francis College, a Roman Catholic primary and secondary (P-12) school, is located at 64 Julie Street (27°41′19″S 153°05′25″E / 27.688645°S 153.090225°E / -27.688645; 153.090225 (St Francis College)).[6]

Economy[edit]

The Crestmead Industrial Estate is located on the western side of the suburb. It has lot sizes ranging from 1,800 square metres to 2.6 hectares. It is suitable for light to medium industry and businesses can operate 24 hours a day.[7]

Amenities[edit]

Numbellie Karulboo Community Centre, provided by St Francis College, 2014

Crestmead Community Centre is in Crestmead Community Park and can be accessed from Gimlet Street (27°41′24″S 153°05′37″E / 27.6900°S 153.09350°E / -27.6900; 153.09350 (Crestmead Community Centre)). It comprises a hall, small meeting rooms and kitchen facilities. A range of activities including dancing and health clinics operate from the centre.[8]

Numbellie Karulboo Community Centre is provided on the grounds of St Francis College by the college for use by the community. 'Numbellie Karulboo' means 'everybody together' in the Yuggera and Yugambeh languages. It hosts an indigenous dance group, children's playgroups and cross-cultural programs.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Crestmead (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Crestmead (entry 47400)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Crestmead". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Workers protesting at Dairy Farmers factory in Crestmead stopping trucks 'will affect' Christmas milk supplies". Courier-Mail. 24 December 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Crestmead industrial estate". Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Crestmead Community Centre". Logan City Council. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Community Centre". St Francis College. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°41′23″S 153°5′17″E / 27.68972°S 153.08806°E / -27.68972; 153.08806