Hillcrest, Queensland

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Hillcrest
Logan CityQueensland
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Coronation Road, 2014
Hillcrest is located in Queensland
Hillcrest
Hillcrest
Coordinates27°40′08″S 153°01′39″E / 27.6688°S 153.0274°E / -27.6688; 153.0274 (Hillcrest (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°40′08″S 153°01′39″E / 27.6688°S 153.0274°E / -27.6688; 153.0274 (Hillcrest (centre of suburb))
Population5,626 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,758/km2 (4,550/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4118
Area3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Algester
Federal division(s)Rankin
Suburbs around Hillcrest:
Larapinta Parkinson Browns Plains
Forestdale Hillcrest Regents Park
Greenbank Boronia Heights Regents Park

Hillcrest is a suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Hillcrest had a population of 5,626 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.[citation needed]

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]

The wineglass water tower was completed in June 1984.[4]

Hillcrest was originally part of Browns Plains and was gazetted as a separate place name in June 1987.[5]

In the 2011 census, Hillcrest recorded a population of 5,229 people, 50.4% female and 49.6% male.[6] The median age of the Hillcrest population was 31 years, 6 years below the national median of 37.[6] 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%.[6] 82.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.2% Samoan, 0.9% Hindi, 0.9% Vietnamese, 0.9% Spanish, 0.7% Mandarin.[6]

In the 2016 census, Hillcrest had a population of 5,626 people.[1]

Facilities[edit]

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

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.[citation needed]

The Browns Plains police station was built in 1988 at Orr Court (27°40′40″S 153°01′46″E / 27.67786°S 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.[citation needed]

Amenities[edit]

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).[7] 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.[8]

Brisbane Taiwanese Uniting Church is at 1 Wineglass Drive (27°40′32″S 153°01′42″E / 27.6755°S 153.0282°E / -27.6755; 153.0282 (Brisbane Taiwanese Uniting Church)).[9] It is part of the Moreton Rivers Presbytery of the Uniting Church in Australia.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hillcrest (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Hillcrest – suburb in City of Logan (entry 45268)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Things to See and Do: Wineglass Water Tower". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  4. ^ Howells, Mary (2006). Ridge to Ridge: Recollections from Woodridge to Park Ridge. Logan City Council. p. 123. ISBN 0-9750519-2-X. Archived from the original on 2 November 2021. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Hillcrest". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hillcrest (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 May 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "Logan West Community Centre". Community Centres. Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Logan West Community Centre" (PDF). Logan Community Venues. Logan City Council. Retrieved 18 August 2014.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Find a Church". Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Queensland congregations and faith communities" (PDF). Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.

External links[edit]

  • "Hillcrest". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.