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 a newly redeveloped ambulance centre, an auxiliary fire brigade, police station, hotel, and medical and dental services.
Shopping centres fringe both sides of Cusack’s Lane where Woolworths is located in the Stocklands Centre, currently undergoing redevelopment, and the Coles complex is located in the Junction Shopping Centre.
The Colonial Village and the most recent development, the Jimboomba Convenience Centre all combine to offer residents a wide range of retail outlets.
The Jimboomba Tavern was refurbished by May 2015 and a Dan Murphy's liquor outlet opened next door.
The small shopping centre at Flagstone is currently being redeveloped. The Peet Flagstone Rise housing estate has seen significant population growth of the Greater Flagstone area 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 has been warmly welcomed by locals and outsiders.
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 perfectly positioned between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The estate is served by both a Catholic and a state primary school. A state High school is currently under construction and planning is well under way for the opening of a private high school. A number of retail outlets 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.
Jimboomba Woods estate is a large residential area consisting of an established area, entry via Boorah Road, and a newer area, entry via Mundoolun Road. Developed by QM Properties, the newer area opened in 2013 and is growing rapidly. It features high quality homes on acreage allotments 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 recently been merged with Able Australia and 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, whilst 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.