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Logan City

About the area

Name origin

Logan City is named after the Logan River, which was named after Patrick Logan, Commandant of the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, who explored the area in 1826.

Location and boundaries

Logan City is located in southern Brisbane, between 15 and 50 kilometres south of the Brisbane GPO. Logan City is bounded by Brisbane City and Redland City in the north, Gold Coast City in the east, the Scenic Rim Regional Council area in the south, and Ipswich City in the west.

Included areas

Logan City includes the suburbs and localities of Bahrs Scrub, Bannockburn, Beenleigh, Belivah, Berrinba, Bethania, Boronia Heights, Browns Plains, Buccan, Carbrook, Cedar Creek (part), Cedar Grove, Cedar Vale, Chambers Flat, Cornubia, Crestmead, Daisy Hill, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Flagstone, Flinders Lakes, Forestdale, Glenlogan, Greenbank, Heritage Park, Hillcrest, Holmview, Jimboomba, Kagaru (part), Kairabah, Kingston, Logan Central, Logan Reserve, Logan Village, Loganholme, Loganlea, Lyons, Marsden, Meadowbrook, Monarch Glen, Mount Warren Park, Mundoolun, Munruben, New Beith, North Maclean, Park Ridge, Park Ridge South, Priestdale, Regents Park, Riverbend, Rochedale South, Shailer Park, Silverbark Ridge, Slacks Creek, South Maclean, Springwood, Stockleigh, Tamborine (part), Tanah Merah, Underwood, Undullah (part), Veresdale (part), Veresdale Scrub (part), Waterford, Waterford West, Windaroo, Wolffdene, Woodhill, Woodridge and Yarrabilba.

Economic region
Logan City

Land use

Logan City is a growing residential area, with substantial rural, rural-residential, commercial and industrial areas. Logan City encompasses a total land area of about 957 square kilometres. Rural areas are located mainly in the southern, western and eastern edges of the City. Much of the rural area is used for sugar-cane growing, dairy farming, cattle grazing and horse agistment and breeding.

Transport

Logan City is served by the Logan Motorway, the Pacific Motorway, the Mount Lindesay Highway and the Beenleigh and Gold Coast railway lines.

Settlement history

European settlement dates from the 1840s when people settled near the Logan and Albert Rivers. Population was minimal until the 1860s, aided by the establishment of the cotton industry, sugar mills and immigration. Land was also used for timber-getting, grazing, crop farming, dairy farming, poultry and beef farming. Growth took place in the 1880s, spurred by the opening of the railway line from Beenleigh to South Brisbane. Expansion continued in the early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in areas along the Pacific Motorway. Growth continued from the 1980s.

Indigenous background

The original inhabitants of Logan City were the Yugambeh and Jaggera Aboriginal people.

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