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The small suburb of Berrinba is less than one kilometre from Logan Central. It was part of Greater Brisbane when it formed in 1925. Before 1925, Berrinba was within the boundaries of the Waterford Shire. The word Berrinba comes from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘to the south’. The suburb was officially named in 1971.
Logan City and Brisbane City Council agreed to transfer Berrinba to Logan in 1979. In 1993, the State Government received the boundary change proposals, but approval for the amendment did not take place until January 1997. Even though Berrinba was part of Brisbane City Council until 1997, it was seen as remote from the city. Brisbane City Council did not provide sewerage and other services, and locals used many Logan council services. Berrinba’s schools included Woodridge State High School and Berrinba East State School, which enrolled students from across the Logan area.
Land use in Berrinba, which was a rural-residential area, included:
quarries (on Gilmore Road).
Parts of Scrubby Creek in Berrinba were sand mined in the past. Even though sand mining changed the creek, Scrubby Creek is still recognised for its high environmental and recreation value.
In June 2006, Logan City Council launched a major project to protect and rehabilitate significant wetland along Scrubby Creek in Berrinba alongside the development of the SouthWest 1 Enterprise Park. SouthWest 1 Enterprise Park is between the wetlands and Browns Plains Road, opposite the Crestmead Industrial Estate. The project included Logan's first formal Cultural Heritage Management Plan with the local Jagera people. It makes sure that Indigenous cultural heritage values are respected during development and construction.
In Berrinba wetlands today, you can find a clean, green, mixed industrial precinct with: