Crestmead, Queensland

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Crestmead
Logan CityQueensland
Augusta Street Crestmead.JPG
Augusta Street, 2014
Crestmead is located in Queensland
Crestmead
Crestmead
Coordinates27°41′05″S 153°05′10″E / 27.6847°S 153.0861°E / -27.6847; 153.0861 (Crestmead (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°41′05″S 153°05′10″E / 27.6847°S 153.0861°E / -27.6847; 153.0861 (Crestmead (centre of suburb))
Population12,153 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,787/km2 (4,630/sq mi)
Established1991
Postcode(s)4132
Area6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Woodridge
Federal division(s)Rankin
Suburbs around Crestmead:
Browns Plains Berrinba Marsden
Heritage Park Crestmead Waterford West
Park Ridge Park Ridge Logan Reserve

Crestmead is a suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Crestmead had a population of 12,153 people.[1]

History[edit]

In 1885, a number of Swedish immigrants from the ship Chyebassa established farms in the area. Early crops included oats, maize, potatoes and turnips. Horses and cattle were grazed and timber was cut. The Swedish settlement included O.Trulson, M.Trulson, M.Stjernqvist, M.Swensen, P.Swensen, N.Stjernqvist and P.Abrahamsen.[3] 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.[4]

The Crestmead Industrial Estate was opened in May 1983 by Queensland Minister for Commerce, Bill Gunn.[5]

Crestmead State School opened on 23 January 1984.[6] It was recognised in 2017 with new status as an Independent Public School (IPS). In 2019 Crestmead State School celebrated its 35th (Coral) Jubilee in September, which attracted a large crowd of past students, staff, supporters and dignitaries.[7][8] The event was notable for the tribute of naming the school hall in honour of the foundation principal, Gavin Bird. A history of the school and local area was published to commemorate the event, edited by long-term teacher Jean Murdoch, entitled "We are Crestmead State School".[9]

St Francis' College opened on 8 February 1988.[6]

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.[10]

In the 2016 census, Crestmead had a population of 12,153 people.[1] Crestmead's population was 50.5% female and 49.5% male. The median age of the Crestmead population was 28 years, 10 years below the national median of 38, with 64.2% of people living in Crestmead being born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 10.9%, England 2.1%, Samoa 2.1%, Philippines 1.2%, Cambodia 0.7%. 73.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 4.3% Samoan, 1.2% Khmer, 1.0% Hmong, 0.9% Arabic, 0.7% Hindi.[1]

Economy[edit]

Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) distribution centre, Crestmead Industrial Estate, 2014
Dairy Farmers milk factory, Crestmead Industrial Estate, 2014

The Crestmead Industrial Estate is located on the western side of the suburb (27°40′55″S 153°04′29″E / 27.6820°S 153.0747°E / -27.6820; 153.0747 (Crestmead Industrial Estate)). 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.[11]

Education[edit]

There are two schools in Crestmead.

Crestmead State School

Crestmead State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 27-61 Augusta Street (27°41′19″S 153°05′25″E / 27.6887°S 153.0904°E / -27.6887; 153.0904 (Crestmead State School)).[12][13] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,275 students with 95 teachers (90 full-time equivalent) and 55 non-teaching staff (38 full-time equivalent).[14] It includes a special education program.[12] It has become one of the largest public primary schools in the state with enrolments now[when?] exceeding 1410.

St Francis College, Crestmead, 2014

St Francis' College is a Catholic primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 64 Julie Street (27°41′29″S 153°04′56″E / 27.6915°S 153.0822°E / -27.6915; 153.0822 (St Francis' College)).[12][15] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1023 students with 87 teachers (83 full-time equivalent) and 61 non-teaching staff (44 full-time equivalent).[14]

There is no government secondary school in Crestmead. The nearest government secondary school is Marsden State High School in neighbouring Waterford West to the east.[16]

Amenities[edit]

Crestmead Community Centre, 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.[17]

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

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.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Crestmead (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Crestmead – suburb in City of Logan (entry 47400)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  3. ^ Howells, M. (2006) Ridge to Ridge: Recollections from Woodridge to Park Ridge, Logan City, Logan City Council.
  4. ^ "Crestmead". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 11 December 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  5. ^ Howells, Mary (2006). Ridge to Ridge: Recollections from Woodridge to Park Ridge. Logan City Council. p. 129. ISBN 0-9750519-2-X. Archived from the original on 2 November 2021. Retrieved 3 November 2021.
  6. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ Dick, Cameron (September 2019). "Ministerial Diary" (PDF). Queensland Government. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 June 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  8. ^ https://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/logan/crestmead-state-school-marks-35year-jubilee/news-story/017d565961a0b187fabc6fa190f134ef[bare URL]
  9. ^ Murdoch, Jean Maree. We Are Crestmead State School : A Jubilee History of Crestmead State School 1984–2019 : 35 Years / Compiled and Edited by Jean Murdoch. (2019). Print. (State Library of Queensland online catalogue)
  10. ^ "Workers protesting at Dairy Farmers factory in Crestmead stopping trucks 'will affect' Christmas milk supplies". Courier-Mail. 24 December 2012. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Crestmead industrial estate". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  12. ^ a b c "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Crestmead State School". Archived from the original on 6 March 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  14. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  15. ^ "St Francis' College". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  17. ^ "Crestmead Community Centre". Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  18. ^ "Community Centre". St Francis College. Archived from the original on 17 June 2022. Retrieved 18 August 2014.

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