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Logan Central
Logan CityQueensland
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Wembley Road, 2014
Logan Central is located in Queensland
Logan Central
Logan Central
Coordinates27°38′37″S 153°06′27″E / 27.6436°S 153.1075°E / -27.6436; 153.1075 (Logan Central (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°38′37″S 153°06′27″E / 27.6436°S 153.1075°E / -27.6436; 153.1075 (Logan Central (centre of suburb))
Population5,945 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,050/km2 (5,310/sq mi)
Established1986
Postcode(s)4114
Area2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location24.5 km (15 mi) SSE of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Woodridge
Federal division(s)Rankin
Suburbs around Logan Central:
Woodridge Woodridge Slacks Creek
Karawatha
Logan Central Slacks Creek
Berrinba Kingston Kingston

Logan Central is a mixed-use suburb and the central business district and administrative centre of the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Logan Central had a population of 5,945 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Once forming part of Woodridge, Logan Central is the official central business district of Logan City and is a major activity centre, with many shops and local businesses operating in the area, mostly along the Wembley Road corridor.[3] Major retailers include Coles, Woolworths and K-mart.

Woodridge railway station is located in Logan Central. It is also well-serviced by a number of bus routes.

Climate[edit]

Logan Central experiences a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cfa, Trewartha: Cfal), with hot, muggy summers and mild winters.[4]

Climate data for Logan City Water Treatment Plant, Queensland, Australia (1992-present normals and extremes); 14 m AMSL
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.9
(107.4)
41.0
(105.8)
38.9
(102.0)
33.8
(92.8)
31.1
(88.0)
29.3
(84.7)
29.3
(84.7)
34.3
(93.7)
38.4
(101.1)
37.7
(99.9)
40.7
(105.3)
40.3
(104.5)
41.9
(107.4)
Mean maximum °C (°F) 33.0
(91.4)
32.6
(90.7)
31.3
(88.3)
29.2
(84.6)
26.4
(79.5)
24.2
(75.6)
24.0
(75.2)
25.7
(78.3)
29.2
(84.6)
30.5
(86.9)
32.2
(90.0)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
Average high °C (°F) 29.9
(85.8)
29.4
(84.9)
28.5
(83.3)
26.5
(79.7)
24.0
(75.2)
21.6
(70.9)
21.6
(70.9)
22.8
(73.0)
25.2
(77.4)
26.6
(79.9)
28.0
(82.4)
29.2
(84.6)
26.1
(79.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.3
(77.5)
25.0
(77.0)
23.9
(75.0)
21.3
(70.3)
18.3
(64.9)
15.9
(60.6)
15.3
(59.5)
16.2
(61.2)
18.9
(66.0)
20.9
(69.6)
22.8
(73.0)
24.3
(75.7)
20.7
(69.2)
Average low °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
20.6
(69.1)
19.3
(66.7)
16.1
(61.0)
12.6
(54.7)
10.2
(50.4)
8.9
(48.0)
9.5
(49.1)
12.6
(54.7)
15.1
(59.2)
17.5
(63.5)
19.4
(66.9)
15.2
(59.4)
Mean minimum °C (°F) 17.7
(63.9)
18.0
(64.4)
16.5
(61.7)
13.2
(55.8)
8.4
(47.1)
5.5
(41.9)
4.7
(40.5)
5.7
(42.3)
8.8
(47.8)
11.5
(52.7)
13.9
(57.0)
15.8
(60.4)
4.7
(40.5)
Record low °C (°F) 13.4
(56.1)
15.0
(59.0)
12.4
(54.3)
7.8
(46.0)
2.5
(36.5)
2.0
(35.6)
−0.5
(31.1)
0.8
(33.4)
4.4
(39.9)
7.8
(46.0)
8.5
(47.3)
11.8
(53.2)
−0.5
(31.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 127.6
(5.02)
176.2
(6.94)
142.8
(5.62)
78.2
(3.08)
96.6
(3.80)
72.5
(2.85)
34.9
(1.37)
41.9
(1.65)
38.2
(1.50)
72.9
(2.87)
101.8
(4.01)
125.8
(4.95)
1,109.4
(43.66)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 9.8 11.2 10.7 7.9 7.3 6.4 5.2 4.0 4.9 6.8 8.7 9.6 92.5
Average relative humidity (%) 68.0 70.0 69.5 69.5 70.0 69.5 66.5 64.0 61.0 62.0 64.0 65.0 66.6
Average dew point °C (°F) 20.4
(68.7)
20.4
(68.7)
18.9
(66.0)
16.5
(61.7)
13.4
(56.1)
10.9
(51.6)
9.6
(49.3)
10.2
(50.4)
12.7
(54.9)
14.9
(58.8)
17.1
(62.8)
18.8
(65.8)
15.3
(59.6)
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology (1992-present normals and extremes)[5]

History[edit]

Mural at the Logan City Council Art Gallery, 2021

Woodridge Provisional School opened on 20 May 1924 with 21 students and Miss Dorothy Tuke as the first teacher. In 1932 it relocated to the current site and became Woodridge State School.[6][7]

Woodridge State School opened on 20 May 1924.[8]

Woodridge Opportunity School opened on 1 January 1972. Circa 1997 it was renamed Logan City Special School.[8]

Woodridge State High School opened on 1 February 1972.[8]

In 1985 the intention was that Logan Central would consist only of the "Logan City Council Administration Centre and contiguous Council properties",[3] but it was subsequently[when?] enlarged with land excised from both Woodridge and Kingston.[3]

In the 2011 census, Logan Central had a population of 6,172 people, 49.6% female and 50.4% male. Most of the housing in the suburb is detached homes with around one quarter of residents living in a unit or apartment with more than half of the households renting. The median age of the Logan Central population was 32 years, 5 years below the national median of 37. 50.3% of people living in Logan Central were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 9.6%, Burma 3.2%, England 2.5%, Samoa 2.5%, Philippines 1.5%. 59.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 5.4% Samoan, 1.6% Karen, 1.3% Kirundi (Rundi), 1.3% Burmese, 1.3% Arabic. [9]

In the 2016 census, Logan Central had a population of 5,945 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Woodridge State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 113-131 Wembley Road (corner of Railway Parade, 27°38′29″S 153°06′17″E / 27.6415°S 153.1048°E / -27.6415; 153.1048 (Woodridge State School)).[10][11] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 751 students with 78 teachers (69 full-time equivalent) and 52 non-teaching staff (35 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program and an intensive England language program.[10]

Woodridge State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Wembley Road (27°38′36″S 153°05′57″E / 27.6433°S 153.0991°E / -27.6433; 153.0991 (Woodridge State High School)).[10][13] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1327 students with 130 teachers (126 full-time equivalent) and 58 non-teaching staff (46 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

Logan City Special School is a special primary and secondary (Early Childhood-12) school for boys and girls at 133 Wembley Road (27°38′32″S 153°06′09″E / 27.6423°S 153.1024°E / -27.6423; 153.1024 (Logan City Special School)).[10][14] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 171 students with 43 teachers (40 full-time equivalent) and 45 non-teaching staff (30 full-time equivalent).[12] PLACE Positive Learning Centre is a specific-purpose primary and secondary (5-10) school at Wembley Road (27°38′36″S 153°05′57″E / 27.6433°S 153.0991°E / -27.6433; 153.0991 (PLACE Positive Learning Centre)).[10] A Positive Learning Centre accepts students who require intervention not possible in a conventional classroom and works towards reintegrating the students into a conventional classroom or towards vocational pathways.[15]

Amenities[edit]

The suburb is also home to the Logan City Council offices, Logan Art Gallery, a public library, police station and the Logan Brothers Rugby League Football Club. The art gallery opened in 1995.[16]

The Logan City Council operate the Logan Central Library at 26 Wilbur Street.[17] The library opened in 2011.[18]

Logan Gardens was built in 1980s and fifteen and a half hectares of land was procured from the Queensland Housing Commission in 1987 for further development of the green area. It has amenities, like car parking, children's playground and pathways. The Garden was utilised for hosting the Olympic Torch Relay's lighting of the cauldron in the year 2000.[16]

Emmanuel Wesleyan Methodist (Burmese Mizo) Church meets at 16 Curry Street (27°38′37″S 153°06′28″E / 27.6437°S 153.1078°E / -27.6437; 153.1078 (Emmanuel Wesleyan Methodist Church)); it is part of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia.[19]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Logan Central (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Logan Central – suburb in City of Logan (entry 45272)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Item ID2627096, Queensland Place Names Act 1981 - Approval of the Place Name. - Mr W.H. Glasson (Logan Central)". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 14 September 2020. — includes a map
  4. ^ "Logan City climate: Average Temperature, weather by month, Logan City weather averages - Climate-Data.org". en.climate-data.org. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Logan City Water Treatment Plant, QLD Climate (1992-present normals and extremes)". Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  6. ^ 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. ^ "Agency ID 5840, Woodridge State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  8. ^ a b c Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Logan Central (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 January 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ a b c d e f "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Woodridge State School". Archived from the original on 28 February 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Woodridge State High School". Archived from the original on 17 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Logan City Special School". Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Positive Learning Centres". Education Queensland. Archived from the original on 12 December 2021. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  16. ^ a b "About Logan Art gallery". Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  17. ^ "Logan Central Library". Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  19. ^ "South Queensland". Wesleyan Methodist Church Australia. Archived from the original on 21 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.

External links[edit]

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