Hillcrest, Queensland

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Hillcrest
Logan CityQueensland
Coronation Road Hillcrest.JPG
Coronation Road, 2014
Population 5,229 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4118
Location 24 km (15 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Algester
Federal Division(s) Rankin
Suburbs around Hillcrest:
Larapinta Parkinson Browns Plains
Forestdale Hillcrest Regents Park
Forestdale Boronia Heights Regents Park

Hillcrest is a suburb of the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Hillcrest had a population of 5,229 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Hillcrest lies to the west of Browns Plains. It is bounded by Johnson Road, Mount Lindesay Highway, the interstate railway and Coronation Road to the south.

Wineglass Water Tower, Hillcrest, 2014

As the name suggests, part of the suburb is on the crest of a hill. The Wineglass Water Tower (named for its shape) on the top of the hill is visible for many kilometres; it is illuminated at night. The water tower holds 1M litres of water and weighs 400 tonnes.[3]

History[edit]

Hillcrest was originally part of Browns Plains and was gazetted as a separate place name in June 1987.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Logan West community centre, Hillcrest, 2014
Rotunda and water garden, Logan West Community Centre, Hillcrest, 2014

The Logan West Community Centre is located at 2 Wineglass Drive (27°40′30″S 153°01′44″E / 27.67499°S 153.02902°E / -27.67499; 153.02902 (Logan West Community Centre)) and has a hall with a capacity of 410 people (conference style) and 300 people (banquet style).[4] It began with the relocation of a house from Jacaranda Avenue Woodridge in October 1982. The house had been used as the headquarters of the Logan and Albert Library Board and then the Burragah Aboriginal Centre. A new community centre was built in 1988. The rotunda and water gardens are suitable for weddings and photography sessions.[5]

The wineglass water tower was constructed in 1984.

The Park Ridge Ambulance Station was officially opened in May 1982 and was located under the wineglass water tower. It employed three officers and had two ambulance vehicles. The Calam Lions Club donated an ambulance vehicle to the service. A temporary fire station was also located here between 1983 and 1986 when a permanent station known as Logan West was built in Orr Court.

The Browns Plains police station was built in 1988 at Orr Court (27°40′40″N 153°01′46″E / 27.67786°N 153.02951°E / 27.67786; 153.02951 (Browns Plains police station)). It was a twenty-four hour station with twelve officers and five detectives at that time. A shop front police office was opened in Grand Plaza in August 2000 and, in June 2002, a $750,000 refurbishment of the police station included the provision of a Juvenile Aid Bureau, a secure holding cell, electronic interview room and finger printing facilities.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Hillcrest is 5,229, 50.4% female and 49.6% male.[1] The median/average age of the Hillcrest population is 31 years of age, 6 years below the Australian average.[1] 68.6% of people living in Hillcrest were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 9.1%, England 3.7%, Philippines 1.5%, Fiji 0.9%, South Africa 0.7%.[1] 82.9% of people speak English as their first language 1.2% Samoan, 0.9% Hindi, 0.9% Vietnamese, 0.9% Spanish, 0.7% Mandarin.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hillcrest (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hillcrest (entry 45268)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Things to See and Do: Wineglass Water Tower". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Hillcrest". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Logan West Community Centre". Logan Community Venues. Logan City Council. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°40′S 153°01′E / 27.667°S 153.017°E / -27.667; 153.017