Loganholme, Queensland

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Loganholme
Logan CityQueensland
Population 6,124 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4129
Location 29 km (18 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Waterford, Springwood
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Loganholme:
Tanah Merah Shailer Park Cornubia
Bethania Loganholme Eagleby
Edens Landing Beenleigh Eagleby

Loganholme is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 6,124.[1] The majority of the land is used for houses while it has range of other uses.

Geography[edit]

The suburb is bisected by the Pacific Motorway and the Logan Motorway which aligns with a small section of the northern boundary. The southern and western boundaries of the suburb follow the Logan River. Tudor Park on Clarks Road features sports facilities.[2] A small pocket of land by the Logan River is known as Alexander Clark Park. The park is well-facilitated and available for large groups and events such as weddings.[3] East of the motorway is a large commercial and industrial area, adjacent to vacant flood plains. Here the largest wastewater treatment plant in the City of Logan began an upgrade process in 2014.[4] The upgrade was needed to meet population growth in the area. In the northern tip of Loganholme, adjacent to the Logan Hyperdome is a retail district with a public hotel, Officeworks, Foodworks and Harvey Norman stores. Nearby, along Bryants Road is the Loganholme police station.

History[edit]

Logan River crossing, ~1890

A cotton gin, which was converted to a sugar mill, was built at Loganholme in 1867.[5] The existing ferry crossing at Loganhholme, known as the Beenleigh Ferry, established in the 1870s, was facing increased delays by the 1920s as vehicle traffic passing through the area increased dramatically. A road crossing from Loganholme to Beenleigh was opened in July 1931.[5] The bridge here was duplicated in May 1968 and rebuilt in 1999 when the Pacific Motorway was widened.

Until 1949, Loganholme was within Shire of Tingalpa.[6]

Transport[edit]

A bus interchange is located adjacent to the Logan Hyperdome. A regular bus links to both Beenleigh and Logan Central. The grade separated intersection of the two motorways was originally built in 1988.

Education[edit]

The area is also home to the Loganholme State School. The school was established in 1873.[7]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Loganholme is 6,124, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.[1] The median/average age of the Loganholme population is 31 years of age, 6 years below the Australian average. 73.2% of people living in Loganholme were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 8%, England 4.8%, South Africa 1%, Philippines 0.8%, Scotland 0.7%. 90.1% of people speak English as their first language 0.5% Vietnamese, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Samoan, 0.3% German.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Loganholme (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tudor Park". Logan City Council. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Alexander Clark Park". Logan City Council. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Loganholme Wastewater Treatment Plant gets a new lease on life". Logan City Council. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Buchanan, Robyn (1999). Logan : rich in history, young in spirit (PDF). Logan City Council. p. 30, 64, 69. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Mary Howells. "Mount Cotton - a brief history" (PDF). Redland City Council. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Loganholme State School; Jenkinson, Doris Katie (1973), State school Loganholme centenary 1873-1973 : souvenir booklet, Loganholme, Q, retrieved 16 November 2015 

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Coordinates: 27°41′04″S 153°11′23″E / 27.68444°S 153.18972°E / -27.68444; 153.18972