Logan City, Queensland
The post office and veterinary surgery, Jimboomba.
|Population||6,288 (2006 Census)|
|Area||4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Logan City Council|
Jimboomba is a growing town of approximately 6,288 people, as recorded in the 2006 census, in the Logan City local government area, South East Queensland, Australia. It is situated on the Mount Lindesay Highway, 47 km south of Brisbane central business district. It has a large number of services, including an auxiliary/rural fire brigade and permanent ambulance service, a police station, domestic shopping, hotel, medical-dental services and primary schools. The public High School at Jimboomba is located within the Flagstone housing estate which is a few kilometres west of the main Jimboomba shopping precinct and there are two private schools one being the Hills International College and Emmaus College,both of which caters for prep year to year 12. Jimboomba has a growing industrial area that provides services for vehicles, irrigation and home-water supplies, produce supplies, light manufacturing and landscape gardening.
Jimboombas 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 expected population for this housing area is to exceed 50 000 people. 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.
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.
Jimboomba was serviced by the Bethania-Beaudesert branch 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.
The Queensland government's current plan is that this area is part of the Greater Brisbane Region with Jimboomba an outer suburb of Brisbane. Jimboomba became part of the Logan City Council following council amalgamations in March 2008.
Jimboomba is an Aboriginal word meaning "Paradise on Earth".
- Jason Koutsoukis (17 February 2005). "PM admits rail line was not viable". The Age (The Age Company Ltd). Retrieved 28 June 2011.