Logan Central / Woodridge
Woodridge - Logan Central is located in the heart of Logan City, about 20km south east of the state’s capital, Brisbane. Logan City is the third largest city in Queensland. Some of the landmarks in Logan Central include the Council Administration Centre and Library, the Logan Central Community Centre, the Logan Art Gallery and the Logan Gardens.
The commercial area around Woodridge Railway Station and drive-in shopping areas at Logan City Centre Shopping Centre and Logan Central Plaza, the Ben Mathews Playground and Logan Entertainment Centre make the area popular with residents.
Logan city is very young and vibrant, with over 50% of residents being under 30 years old and many of the homes in Woodridge - Logan Central are affordable properties in traditional, older styles. Dwellings comprise around 50% rental properties that suit the young, working residents and investors who buy to rent; the balance of dwellings comprising around 25% owned homes and about 25% in the process of being purchased. Most of the homes, around 67.4% are free standing, with a further 26.3% being other units like semi-detached homes, townhouses, and apartments in smaller blocks of 1 or 2 storeys.
Schools in Woodridge – Logan Central include Woodridge State High School, St Paul’s Primary School, Harris Fields Preschool, Harris Fields State School, Woodridge North State School, the Logan City Special Developmental School and Groves Christian College. Some of the sporting and recreational facilities in the suburb are the Aquatic Achievers Swim School, the Underwood Scout Group in nearby Underwood, the Wriggle It children’s playground on the Kingston Road and Bellydance Logan City and the Logan City Golf Club.
There are a good number of green areas and parks in Woodridge – Logan Central, among these are Ewing Park, Toolooma Park, St Paul’s Park, Albert Park and Oates Park. The beautiful Karawatha Forest, home to over 320 identified plant species, is nearby. This 770 hectare forest is managed by the Brisbane City Council in collaboration with the local community. The forest comprises bushland and coastal lowland and is a wonderful natural area available to residents for passive recreation purposes.