About Our Neighbourhood
Jimboomba, the aboriginal word for "Loud Thunder" is located on the Mt. Lindesay Highway and is 47 km south of the Brisbane CDB.
Being part of the urban fringe development, Jimboomba has grown very rapidly over the past 30 years and residents now enjoy both urban and acreage living.
A large number of services are present including an ambulance centre, an auxiliary fire brigade, police station, hotel, medical and dental services.
Shopping centres fringe both sides of Cusack’s Lane where both Woolworths and Coles offer first class shopping experiences, undercover car parking and home deliveries. Along with The Colonial Village and the Jimboomba Convenience Centre, they all combine to offer residents a very wide range of retail outlets. Jimboomba offers a wide range of fast food outlets and restaurants offer fine dining expereiences.
The Jimboomba Tavern was refurbished by May 2015 and a Dan Murphy's liquor outlet opened next door.
The Mt. Lindesay Highway passes through Jimboomba and is the main traffic thoroughfare for commuters travelling to Brisbane. The highway has become extremely busy and experiences peak hours mornings and afternoons. As the Bromelton industrial estate at Beaudesert develops, more heavy vehiclar traffic can be expected to use the highway. Mt. Lindesay Highway is mainly two lanes but upgrades to four lanes are in progress in various sections. In 2020, the status of the Mt. Lindesay Highway has been upgraded and it is now designated as a national highway.
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The well established suburbs of Cedar Grove, Cedar Vale, Glenlogan and South Maclean make up a significant part of Jimboomba. All suburbs offer high quality housing on acreage and residents enjoy an attractive rural lifestyle. Currently, industrial development is taking place at South Maclean.
Jimboomba Woods, River Bend, Riverton, Mahoney's Pocket, The Village Jimboomba, The Outlook @Cedar Vale: A number of large high quality housing estates are in various stages of establishment in the Jimboomba area. All estates feature high quality homes on allotments of various sizes and residents enjoy access to full pressure town water and the National Broad Band (NBN).
Jimboomba has two industrial areas that offer services relating to light manufacturing, building, gardening and landscaping, irrigation, produce and motoring needs.
Jimboomba is serviced by two large state primary schools, one located within the Jimboomba Township and the other in the Flagstone housing estate. The large state high school is also located in Flagstone whilst two private schools, Emmaus College and the Hills International School both cater for prep year to Year 12. The Jimboomba Country Markets, established in 1989 are very well supported.
Most residents commute to major centres to access work opportunities but there is still some grazing and farming. Acreage living lends itself to hobby farming and an assortment of home industries
Jimboomba area is well served by sporting clubs with all major winter and summer sports available to both junior and senior players.
CADDIES is a community service centre and has merged with Able Australia. It provides numerous programs with a strong emphasis on meeting the needs of the disadvantaged and those living in isolation.
Jimboomba has a very strong sense of community. It has a wide range of clubs and organisations providing social and recreational opportunities. The Rotary and Quota service clubs and the Flagstone Community Association have all made significant contributions to enhance the quality of life for local residents. The Logan Country Chamber of Commerce strongly champions local business and commercial interests. The local Jimboomba Times has won a number of awards for excellence in journalism and plays the important role of keeping the community informed.
Formerly part of the Beaudesert shire, the Jimboomba Township is now included in the Logan City Council and a Council Customer Service Centre is located in the Jimboomba library building in Honora Street, next to the Jimboomba State School.
FLAGSTONE: A MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITY
The Greater Flagstone Priority Development scheme is planned to accommodate 150 000 residents within the next 20-25 years. A suburb in its own right, Flagstone offers high quality, medium density housing. The original shopping centre at Flagstone is currently being redeveloped and a Woolworths supermarket is under construction. The Peet Flagstone Rise housing estate has seen significant population growth and this will continue well into the future. The estate has extended across the interstate railway line and this has triggered the development of greater public infrastructure and large scale commercial and retail facilities, including a Coles outlet. The estate boasts a number of excellent public spaces and the inclusion of a very popular playground and water park have been warmly welcomed by locals and outsiders.
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Inland Rail Project: Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and Bromelton.
Flagstone residents, particularly those residing in the vicinity of the railway line have concerns about the the impact the inland rail project will have on their life style. A consultative committee is meeting regularly with the Australian Rail Track Corporation to keep the community informed and to provide opportunities for discussion. For more information, go to:
Yarrabilba is a newly established residential estate in our neighbourhood. Developed by Lend Lease, the vision for Yarrabilba is to build a complete community featuring traditional values and a sense of belonging. This estate is also growing very rapidly and, located just 15 km from the M1 Motorway, Yarrabilba is positioned between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The estate is served by both a Catholic and a state primary school. A state high school and a private high school cater for the needs of secondary school students. A number of high quality retail outlets, fast food outlets and restaurants have been built and are serving the needs of the community. A major health hub has opened and two very well appointed parks service the needs of the estate and attract a large number of local residents and visitors from elsewhere. The Mingle Markets and the Sunrise Markets are well supported by both locals and visitors. A Logan Village/Yarrabilba police station has been opened and will service the future needs of this rapidly growing community.