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Greenbank
Logan CityQueensland
Original Greenbank State School building, 2014.JPG
Original Greenbank State School building, 2014
Population 7,328 (2011 Census) (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4124
Location 33 km (21 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Logan, Algester, Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Forde, Rankin
Suburbs around Greenbank:
Heathwood
Forestdale
Forest Lake Camira
Carole Park
Springfield
Springfield Lakes
Greenbank Boronia Heights
Park Ridge
Spring Mountain
Lyons
New Beith Munruben
North Maclean

Greenbank is a rural-residential suburb within Logan City in Queensland, Australia.

Geography

[File:Danger sign, Greenbank Military Range, 2014.JPG|thumb|Danger sign, Greenbank Military Range, 2014] Once divided between the Shire of Beaudesert and Logan City, the Queensland Government's council amalgamations resulted in Greenbank becoming entirely within Logan City, since the 15th March 2008.

The suburb is surrounded by farmland and includes the forested [Greenbank Military Range], which is a registered Australian Heritage Site. A strip of parkland and a watercourse originally named {The Platypus Pools and Bracken Way} is natural habitat to a large species of flora and fauna including live Platypus, the rare Black Cockatoo, Kookaburra, the Blue Wren, King Fisher, Honey Eaters, Owls, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Possums, Bearded Dragons, Legless Lizards and Water Monitors up to 2.5 metres in length plus many more species have been sighted living in this natural habitat. The watercourse and natural forest is fed by torrential rains and natural springs dotted throughout the Spring Mountain area. Snakes mostly consisting of (Pythons, Whip Tails and Red Bellied Blacks and to a much lesser degree Brown Snakes), (Bird Spiders, Huntsman, Red Back, Saint Davids Star and the Orb Spider) also share this watercourse and natural forest which runs right through the middle of the residential part of Spring Mountain Estate and continues through to Greenbank, Browns Plains and finishes at Karrawatha National Park.

The parkland stretches along on either side of the watercourse and a variety of walking tracks of different fitness levels are used by residents for casual strolls, nature lovers and serious athletic enthusiasts, horse and bike riding. These walking tracks extend out into different Estates of Greenbank such a Blue Grass, New Beith, Lyons and Teviot Downs Estates which cover more forested areas, while Spring Mountain Estate contains the natural forest areas and watercourse which if followed along the platypus pools and bracken way length; the walking track connects up with neighbouring Boronia Heights.

The size of Greenbank is approximately 49 km². It has 7 parks covering nearly 18% of the total area.

History

The early name of the district was Teviot but derives its present name Greenbank from the name of a cattle property belonging to William Slack.

Greenbank was first settled by Europeans in the 1840s. In the 1880s the main industries were dairying, farming and timber cutting. Cobb and Co had a changing station for their coaches at a hotel on the corner of Teviot Road and Pub Lane; from there, they would travel to Beaudesert via the Old Paradise Road between Acacia Ridge and Jimboomba. When the coach service ceased in 1924, the hotel licence lapsed.

Greenbank Provision School was built by volunteer labour and opened on 23 January 1893 with 12 pupils under teacher Mary Mulroney who received an annual salary of £50. It became Greenbank State School in 1909. It closed between 1943 and 1950 due to low student numbers.

Amenities

The Greenbank Community Centre and Library, operated since March 2008 by the Logan City Council, is located at 145-167 Teviot Road (27°43′49″S 152°59′01″E / 27.73040°S 152.98357°E / -27.73040; 152.98357 (Greenbank Community Centre and Library)).

Demographics

The population of Greenbank in 1996 was 5,098 people. By 2001 the population was 5,261 showing a population growth of 3% in the area during that time. In 2011, the figure had grown to 7,328.

Mostly consisting of acreage blocks close to the Springfield, Orion Shopping Centre Queensland, once completed will be the largest shopping village in the Southern Hemisphere, households in Greenbank are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $800.00 – $1500.00 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Greenbank work in a trades position occupation, through to management positions and owner operated businesses. In 1996, 84% of the homes in Greenbank were owner-occupied compared with 86% in 2001. May 2014, the median sale price of houses in the area in Australian dollars was $395,000. May 2016, the median sale price of houses rose to $595,000, while a one-acre block of land sold for $230,000 Ref: Greenbank Real Estate

In the 2011 census, Greenbank recorded a population of 7,328 people, 49.4% female and 50.6% male. The median age of the Greenbank population was 36 years, 1 year below the national median of 37. 75.1% of people living in Greenbank were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.8%, New Zealand 5.5%, Vietnam 0.9%, Taiwan 0.7%, South Africa 0.6%. 87.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.5% Vietnamese, 1.1% Mandarin, 0.6% Hmong, 0.5% Mon-Khmer, 0.5% Spanish.

Coordinates: 27°41′S 152°59′E / 27.683°S 152.983°E / -27.683; 152.983

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