Jimboomba

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Jimboomba
Logan CityQueensland
Jimboomba.jpg
The post office and veterinary surgery, Jimboomba.
Jimboomba is located in Queensland
Jimboomba
Jimboomba
Coordinates 27°50′S 153°02′E / 27.833°S 153.033°E / -27.833; 153.033Coordinates: 27°50′S 153°02′E / 27.833°S 153.033°E / -27.833; 153.033
Population 11,387 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,588/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Established 1845
Postcode(s) 4280
Area 4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Location 41 km (25 mi) south of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Beaudesert
Federal Division(s) Wright
Localities around Jimboomba:
New Beith South MacLean
Stockleigh
Logan Village
Undullah Jimboomba Tamborine
Kagaru Cedar Grove
Cedar Vale
Mundoolun

Jimboomba is a growing town and locality in Logan City, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Jimboomba had a population of 11,387 people.[1]

History[edit]

The original spelling was Gimboomba, named after a sheep and livestock station based where the township is today, stretching some distance north, east and south to neighbouring areas. Gimboomba is a Gugingin word (the First Australian peoples of the area, of Yugambeh country) meaning place of loud thunder and little rain. A culture trail celebrating First Australian culture is based at a local primary school bearing the name 'Loud Thunder' paying respect to its traditional owners.

Jimboomba Provisional School opened on 12 May 1890, becoming Jimboomba State School on 1 June 1900.[4][5]

Jimboomba was serviced by the Beaudesert railway line that was established to service the abattoir in Beaudesert. The line was closed in 1992 and then reopened and operated as a tourist service as far as Logan Village by railway enthusiasts from 1999 until mid-2004. Funds were harder to raise and depleted quickly for the line so it was closed permanently.[6]

Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, Jimboomba became part of Logan City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.

Geography[edit]

Payne Bridge over the Logan River, 2011
Old low-level bridge across the Logan River, 2011

Jimboomba is situated on the Mount Lindesay Highway, 47 kilometres (29 mi) south of Brisbane central business district. The eastern and western parts of Jimboomba are divided by the Logan River; the only bridge within the locality is Payne Bridge on Cusack Lane (27°49′14″S 153°00′15″E / 27.82068°S 153.00428°E / -27.82068; 153.00428 (Payne Bridge)). There is a low-level older bridge immediately to the north of Payne Bridge but this cannot be used by vehicular traffic.

The Queensland government's current plan is that Jimboomba will become a major residential area. The Flagstone housing estate at Jimboomba sometimes gets confused with the townships of Flagstone Creek and Upper Flagstone which are decades-old towns in the Lockyer Valley Region.

Economy[edit]

Cattle grazing, dairy farming and hobby farms are the historical industries. However, Jimboomba now has a growing industrial area that provides services for vehicles, irrigation and home-water supplies, produce supplies, light manufacturing and landscape gardening.

Facilities[edit]

It has a large number of services, including an auxiliary/rural fire brigade and permanent ambulance service, a police station, domestic shopping, hotel, and medical-dental services.

Education[edit]

There are five schools in Jimboomba:[7]

Urban development[edit]

Jimboomba's Flagstone housing estate is expected to expand west over the railway line into Undullah and north into South Maclean, New Beith and Greenbank. This is known as the Greater Flagstone development area. The total area encompassed by the project is 7,188 hectares.[8] Final approval for the project was granted in October 2011.[9]

The expected population for this housing area is to exceed 120,000 people.[8] A new office and shopping precinct is planned to be built next to the railway line in Undullah next to the proposed Undullah railway station.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Jimboomba is 11,387, 49.6% female and 50.4% male.[1]

The median/average age of the Jimboomba population is 33 years of age, 4 years below the Australian average.[1]

78.7% of people living in Jimboomba were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.6%, New Zealand 5.2%, Scotland 0.6%, South Africa 0.6%, Germany 0.5%.[1]

93.1% of people speak English as their first language 0.4% German, 0.3% Hmong, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.2% Japanese, 0.2% Spanish.[1]

Sport and recreation[edit]

A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Jimboomba Thunder, the rugby league club that plays home games at Jimboomba Park.

There are large numbers of horses kept on or near residential properties for riding, for pleasure and for competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Jimboomba (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jimboomba (town) (entry 17200)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jimbomba (locality) (entry 45270)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Agency ID5355, Jimboomba State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Jason Koutsoukis (17 February 2005). "PM admits rail line was not viable". The Age (The Age Company Ltd). Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Greater Flagstone". Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Greater Flagstone". Logan City Council. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 

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