Growth spawns new suburb in Logan
Published: 30 January 2015
Continued growth in the City of Logan has seen the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) declare a 64th suburb in the heart of south-east Queensland.
A boundary change to the existing suburb of Yarrabilba has established the new suburb of Kairabah, pronounced care-a-bar, which means 'place of the white cockatoo' in the Yugambeh language.
Mayor Pam Parker said Kairabah would cater to continued growth in a key future population centre for the south-east region.
"Logan is a city on the move and the establishment of Kairabah as our 64th suburb will support sustainable future growth as residents continue to move into the city due its ideal location," she said.
"The City of Logan is home to more than 300,000 residents and sustained population growth of 2.2 per cent per year will see that number approaching 500,000 residents by 2031.
"Extensive consultation was carried out with the local community and Council has worked closely with Lend Lease and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines throughout the process of creating a new suburb for the city."
The name Kairabah was recommended by the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre.
Councillor Don Petersen (Division 4) said the new suburb will be developed over the next decade and boundary change will support the delivery of infrastructure including future roads and water networks.
"The establishment of a Kairabah is an important step in managing growth and meeting the future needs of the local community," he said.
New suburbs are also proposed for Logan in the Greater Flagstone area with Logan City Council encouraging residents to have their say when formal public consultation is announced by DNRM.
To view a map of the new suburb click here.