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Logan Central
Logan CityQueensland
Wembly Road Logan Central 2.jpg
Wembley Road, 2014
Logan Central is located in Queensland
Logan Central
Logan Central
Location in Queensland
Population 5,945 (2016 census)
 • Density 2,050/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Established 1986
Postcode(s) 4114
Area 2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 24.5 km (15 mi) SSE of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Woodridge
Federal Division(s) Rankin
Suburbs around Logan Central:
Woodridge Woodridge Slacks Creek
Karawatha
Logan Central Slacks Creek
Berrinba Kingston Kingston

Logan Central is a mixed-use suburb and the central business district and administrative centre of the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Logan Central had a population of 5,945 people.

Geography

Once forming part of Woodridge, Logan Central is the official central business district of Logan City and is a major activity centre, with many shops and local businesses operating in the area, mostly along the Wembley Road corridor. Major retailers include Coles, Woolworths and K-mart.

Woodridge railway station is located in Logan Central. It is also well-serviced by a number of bus routes.

History

Logan City Council Art Gallery mural
Mural at the Logan City Council Art Gallery, 2021

Woodridge Provisional School opened on 20 May 1924 with 21 students and Miss Dorothy Tuke as the first teacher. In 1932 it relocated to the current site and became Woodridge State School.

Woodridge State School opened on 20 May 1924.

Woodridge Opportunity School opened on 1 January 1972. Circa 1997 it was renamed Logan City Special School.

Woodridge State High School opened on 1 February 1972.

In 1985 the intention was that Logan Central would consist only of the "Logan City Council Administration Centre and contiguous Council properties", but it was subsequently enlarged with land excised from both Woodridge and Kingston.

In the 2011 census, Logan Central had a population of 6,172 people, 49.6% female and 50.4% male. Most of the housing in the suburb is detached homes with around one quarter of residents living in a unit or apartment with more than half of the households renting. The median age of the Logan Central population was 32 years, 5 years below the national median of 37. 50.3% of people living in Logan Central were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 9.6%, Burma 3.2%, England 2.5%, Samoa 2.5%, Philippines 1.5%. 59.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 5.4% Samoan, 1.6% Karen, 1.3% Kirundi (Rundi), 1.3% Burmese, 1.3% Arabic.

In the 2016 census, Logan Central had a population of 5,945 people.

Education

Woodridge State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 113-131 Wembley Road (corner of Railway Parade, 27°38′29″S 153°06′17″E / 27.6415°S 153.1048°E / -27.6415; 153.1048 (Woodridge State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 751 students with 78 teachers (69 full-time equivalent) and 52 non-teaching staff (35 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program and an intensive England language program.

Woodridge State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Wembley Road (27°38′36″S 153°05′57″E / 27.6433°S 153.0991°E / -27.6433; 153.0991 (Woodridge State High School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1327 students with 130 teachers (126 full-time equivalent) and 58 non-teaching staff (46 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Logan City Special School is a special primary and secondary (Early Childhood-12) school for boys and girls at 133 Wembley Road (27°38′32″S 153°06′09″E / 27.6423°S 153.1024°E / -27.6423; 153.1024 (Logan City Special School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 171 students with 43 teachers (40 full-time equivalent) and 45 non-teaching staff (30 full-time equivalent). PLACE Positive Learning Centre is a specific-purpose primary and secondary (5-10) school at Wembley Road (27°38′36″S 153°05′57″E / 27.6433°S 153.0991°E / -27.6433; 153.0991 (PLACE Positive Learning Centre)). A Positive Learning Centre accepts students who require intervention not possible in a conventional classroom and works towards reintegrating the students into a conventional classroom or towards vocational pathways.

Amenities

The suburb is also home to the Logan City Council offices, Logan Art Gallery, a public library, police station and the Logan Brothers Rugby League Football Club. The art gallery opened in 1995.

The Logan City Council operate the Logan Central Library at 26 Wilbur Street. The library opened in 2011.

Logan Gardens was built in 1980s and fifteen and a half hectares of land was procured from the Queensland Housing Commission in 1987 for further development of the green area. It has amenities, like car parking, children's playground and pathways. The Garden was utilised for hosting the Olympic Torch Relay's lighting of the cauldron in the year 2000.

Emmanuel Wesleyan Methodist (Burmese Mizo) Church meets at 16 Curry Street (27°38′37″S 153°06′28″E / 27.6437°S 153.1078°E / -27.6437; 153.1078 (Emmanuel Wesleyan Methodist Church)); it is part of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia.

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