Arana Hills, Queensland
Arana Hills is a suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Australia. It is located 12 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland and on the edge of the Bunyaville Forest Reserve. Informally it is part of the Hills District; the first land purchaser in the Hills District was Edward Owens, Portion 12, in 1863. The first land purchaser in the Arana Hills District was Henry St John Bridgeman in November 1863; this portion 9 parish of Bunya which covers a pocket of land bounded in part by Kedron Brook and Dawson Parade soon became the property of William McCallum Park, who sold to the Patrick family at the turn of the century. The first subdivision was in 1937, named Patricks Estate with central road named Grove Avenue; the lots were 1–2 acres. Twenty-one years Camden Park Estate, being the 88 acres of other adjoining land occupied by the Patrick family, was subdivided by Willmore and Randell. Prior to selling, from 1958 there were many problems of both access and water supply for which that firm agreed to provide some of the finance to the Pine Shire Council through this, the first of the small block housing estates in the shire.
Other land estates to the north-west of the suburb were developed in the 1970s. The early residents started a Progress Association, whose effort brought to the attention of the relevant agencies, the needs of the growing community, e.g. postal services, specific road maintenance etc. On behalf of that association, Mrs Melva Welch commenced the special service of visiting each new family who moved to the area, giving them information on all local services, most say "welcome". For twenty-eight years, the Adviser Newspaper, compiled and distributed by local volunteers under the umbrella of the Progress Association, brought to every home in the Hills district, news items from clubs and the Pine Rivers Shire Council. Local businesses were encouraged to advertise for a moderate fee, the people, visited were welcomed in the Adviser. Information gathered from the welcoming service visits provided an accurate census on demographics in the suburb relating to future provision of services. Prior to December 1962 when the new name was gazetted, the Queensland Place Names Board decreed that there were too many Camdens and Camden Parks, this was confirmed when some confusion did occur with the area's mail being sent to Camden Park in South Australia.
There was consideration of many possible names before Mrs Pam Cory suggested that Arana, as an Aboriginal word for welcome, would be appropriate. Some years a newcomer claimed the word Orana was Welcome and that Arana was the word for Moon. Without anything more than an unsuccessful cursory check of available dictionaries of Aboriginal words, the substituted meaning was featured in the 1978 Arana Hills logo design. Aboriginal people never developed writing, so the naming words were written by Europeans in Roman script as they interpreted hearing the sounds, it has been suggested that vowels are not as important as consonants in the native languages, so Arana could just as well be transcribed as Orana or Urana. Camden Park, a small triangular area in the middle of the original housing estate, retains the name as a reminder of earlier years, as does Camden Court. Mr George Willmore, the real estate developer, named many of the streets in the central Arana Hills subdivision in memory of the area around Sydney where he had lived.
Arana Hills is entirely a residential suburb, with 20% of its area as parkland. It has a mixture of 1960s-style chamferboard timber houses and more contemporary brick housing built upon steep hills, some with lovely city views; some of the newer housing has been built on land in the northern part of the suburb adjacent to the land held by the Railways as a timber reserve, and, now Bunyaville State Forestry Park. In this Arlington chain of estates developed in the early 1990s, it is still common to see horse riders around the Collins Road area and their ducklings crossing busy roads and the occasional koala perched high up in the many trees in the district. In 2008, Arana Hills was affected by severe thunderstorms that affected many properties in northern Brisbane, causing millions of dollars of damage. Many volunteers and SES crews were needed to help clean up the damage; the area has now returned with the loss of some trees. Arana Hills is served by several neighbourhood shopping villages as well as a commercial indoor shopping complex anchored by a Kmart and Coles supermarket which opened in 1978.
The area is served by Brookside Shopping Centre, located 3 km to the East and the Great Western Super Centre, 3 km to the South-West. It contains one kindergarten, C & K, two run childcare facilities, one independent primary school, Pine Community School, with primary schools located in nearby Ferny Hills and Keperra, as well as high schools located just beyond its boundaries in Everton Hills, Ferny Grove and Mitchelton. Arana Hills has its own fire station, medical centre and is well serviced by public buses and Grovely railway station less than 1 km away; the main post office is located in the Kmart Plaza, with the suburb serviced only by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Arana Hills has many community run clubs and associations which are solely responsible for many of the sporting facilities being built; the Hills District of Ferny and Everton Hills community now have a commercially printed newspaper published monthly call
Postcodes in Australia
Postcodes are used in Australia to more efficiently sort and route mail within the Australian postal system. Postcodes in Australia are placed at the end of the Australian address. Postcodes were introduced in Australia in 1967 by the Postmaster-General's Department and are now managed by Australia Post, are published in booklets available from post offices or online from the Australia Post website. Australian envelopes and postcards have four square boxes printed in orange at the bottom right for the postcode; these are used. Postcodes were introduced in Australia in 1967 by the Postmaster-General's Department to replace earlier postal sorting systems, such as Melbourne's letter and number codes and a similar system used in rural and regional New South Wales; the introduction of the postcodes coincided with the introduction of a large-scale mechanical mail sorting system in Australia, starting with the Sydney GPO. By 1968, 75% of mail was using postcodes, in the same year post office preferred-size envelopes were introduced, which came to be referred to as “standard envelopes”.
Postcode squares were introduced in June 1990 to enable Australia Post to use optical character recognition software in its mail sorting machines to automatically and more sort mail by postcodes. Australian postcodes consist of four digits, are written after the name of the city, suburb, or town, the state or territory: Mr John Smith 100 Flushcombe Road BLACKTOWN NSW 2148When writing an address by hand, a row of four boxes is pre-printed on the lower right hand corner of an envelope, the postcode may be written in the boxes. If addressing a letter from outside Australia, the postcode is recorded before'Australia'. Australian postcodes are sorting information, they are linked with one area. Due to post code rationalisation, they can be quite complex in country areas; the south-western Victoria 3221 postcode of the Geelong Mail Centre includes twenty places around Geelong with few people. This means that mail for these places is not sorted until it gets to Geelong; some postcodes cover large populations, while other postcodes have much smaller populations in urban areas.
Australian postcodes range from 0200 for the Australian National University to 9944 for Cannonvale, Queensland. Some towns and suburbs have two postcodes — one for street deliveries and another for post office boxes. For example, a street address in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta would be written like this: Mr John Smith 99 George Street PARRAMATTA NSW 2150But mail sent to a PO Box in Parramatta would be addressed: Mr John Smith PO Box 99 PARRAMATTA NSW 2124Many large businesses, government departments and other institutions receiving high volumes of mail had their own postcode as a Large Volume Receiver, e.g. the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital has the postcode 4029, the Australian National University had the postcode 0200. More postcode ranges were made available for LVRs in the 1990s. Australia Post has been progressively discontinuing the LVR programme since 2006; the first one or two numbers show the state or territory that the postcode belongs to Sometimes near the state and territory borders, Australia Post finds it easier to send mail through a nearby post office, across the border: Some of the postcodes above may cover two or more states.
For example, postcode 2620 covers both a locality in NSW as well as a locality in the ACT, postcode 0872 covers a number of localities across WA, SA, NT and QLD. Three locations straddle the NSW-Queensland border. Jervis Bay Territory, once an exclave of the ACT but now a separate territory, is geographically located on the coast of NSW, it is just south of the towns of Huskisson, with which it shares a postcode. Mail to the Jervis Bay Territory is still addressed to the ACT; the numbers used to show the state on each radio callsign in Australia are the same number as the first number for postcodes in that state, e.g. 2xx in New South Wales, 3xx in Victoria, etc. Radio callsigns pre-date postcodes in Australia by more than forty years. Australia's external territories are included in Australia Post's postcode system. While these territories do not belong to any state, they are addressed as such for mail sorting: Three scientific bases in Antarctica operated by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions share a postcode with the isolated sub-Antarctic island of Macquarie Island: Each state's capital city ends with three zeroes, while territorial capital cities end with two zeroes.
Capital city postcodes were the lowest postcodes in their state or territory range, before new ranges for LVRs and PO Boxes were made available. The last number can be changed from "0" to "1" to get the postcode for General Post Office boxes in any capital city: While the first number of a postcode shows the state or territory, the second number shows a region within the state. However, postcodes with the same second number are not always next to each other; as an example, postcodes in the range 2200–2299 are split between the southern suburbs of Sydney and the Central Coast of New South Wales. Postcodes with a second number of "0" or "1" are always located within the metropolitan area of the state's capital city. Postcodes with higher secon
Albany Creek, Queensland
Albany Creek is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Australia. It is located 17 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, about a half-hour drive to the central business district; the suburb of Albany Creek was established on the intersection of two aboriginal tracks. The main track formed the primary route north of Brisbane and is still known as "Old Northern Road"; the second track formed a route from Old Northern Road to Little Cabbage Tree Creek in Aspley and onto Downfall Creek in Chermside. Albany Creek Road and Gympie Road now follow this route. Albany Creek was known as "Chinaman's Creek" before its name was changed in 1888. Chinaman's Creek State School opened on 25 January 1875, but was downgraded to Chinamans Creek Provisional School in 1883. In 1887, it became Albany Creek State School. A rural area, Albany Creek began to develop as a suburban area in the 1960s as the Brisbane metropolitan area expanded; this led to the opening of more schools to cater for the growing population with Albany Hills State School opening on 30 January 1979, Albany Creek State High School opening on 25 January 1982, Good Shepherd Christian School opening in 1983, All Saints Primary School opening on 24 January 1989.
Albany Creek public library opened in 2000. Albany Creek has four primary schools, it is a major suburban service centre within the Moreton Bay Regional Council, featuring fast food restaurants, a council branch library, a municipal pool, a bus interchange. The Albany Creek Library is located at 16 Ferguson Street. Albany Creek has three main shopping centres, including Woolworths, Aldi and a Centro Albany Creek, which hosts a Coles supermarket. Several smaller shopping facilities are located along Albany Creek Road. Albany Creek is located in Zones 4 and 5 of the TransLink public transport fare system and is serviced by several Brisbane Transport bus routes; the nearest railway station is Strathpine. In the 2011 census, Albany Creek recorded a population of 15,860 people, 50.6% female and 49.4% male. The median age of the Albany Creek population was 38, 1 year above the national median of 37. 79% of people living in Albany Creek were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.9%, New Zealand 3.4%, South Africa 2%, Scotland 0.8%, Italy 0.4%.
92.4% of people spoke only English at home. Albany Creek is located north of Brisbane in Moreton Bay Regional Council, it is positioned on a small hill. Albany Creek is east of Eatons Hill. Everton is the state electoral district; the local soccer or football club is ACE FC. With over 1000 registered players and more than 2,500 members, it is the largest soccer club in Brisbane, it provides for senior players. Its other activities include the clubs Kindy Program for players aged 3 to 5, the club's Football School which provides players a soccer development program for 12 months of the year and is modelled on European academies. In the off-season, ACE FC provides a Five A Side Competition which incorporates over 35 men and women; the Five A Side competition has grown to be one of the largest off-season social comps in Brisbane. ACE FC coaching staff include ex-European players Salvo Sottile as Technical Director, Josh McCloughan, retired Brisbane Roar defender and Roberto Lettieri who played National League at the end of his career after a successful season in Brazil.
Albany Creek's local rugby league club team is the Albany Creek Crushers. The suburb has a cricket team that goes by the name of Albany Creek Hawks or just Albany Creek Cricket Club. Bronte Barrett, Olympic gold medalist, swam for Albany Creek and trained at the Albany Creek Leisure Centre Leith Brodie, Olympic bronze medalist, swam for Albany Creek and trained at the Albany Creek Leisure Centre Scott Daruda, Super Rugby rugby union player, grew up and played football in Albany Creek Robbie Kruse, Queensland Roar Striker, played for Albany Creek Excelsior Soccer Club in his youth Nelle Lee, actress grew up in and attended school in Albany Creek Anthony Morris, screenwriter for Neighbours and Home and Away, lives in Albany Creek Jessica and Lisa Origliasso, the female pop duo The Veronicas, twin sisters, grew up in Albany Creek Kylie Palmer, Olympic gold medalist, swam for Albany Creek and trained at the Albany Creek Leisure Centre Patrick Rafter, two time U. S. Open winning tennis player, attended Albany Creek State High School Lisa Skinner, represented Australia at 3 Olympics attended Albany Creek Primary School Geoff Trappett, Paralympic athlete, won gold and silver medals, grew up in Albany Creek.
Ben Tune, former Wallaby and Queensland Reds great, grew up in Albany Creek Teague, D. R; the history of Albany Creek, Bridgeman Downs and Eaton's Hill, Colonial Press, ISBN 978-0-909139-07-0 University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Albany Creek
Caboolture is a town and suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Australia. At the 2016 census, the town of Caboolture had an estimated population of 67,460, it is located on the north side of the Caboolture River, which separates the town from Morayfield and Caboolture South. Caboolture is an urban centre or satellite city 44 kilometres north of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland. Caboolture is considered to be the northernmost urban area of the greater Brisbane metropolitan region within South East Queensland, it marks the end of the Brisbane suburban commuter railway service along the North Coast railway line; the urban extent of the town of Caboolture is not formally defined but is regarded as including the following suburbs: Bellmere Caboolture Caboolture South Morayfield Upper Caboolture The Kabi indigenous people are the traditional custodians of the area now known as Caboolture. The name Kabultur is derived from the Yugarabul dialect meaning "place of the carpet snake"; the Kabi people harvested bush food, fresh water mussels, oysters and some game animals, moving around the land to take best advantage of seasonally-available produce.
Each year in March, the Kabi people would hold Bunya Festivals to feast on the plentiful and nutritious annual nuts of the Bunya Pine. These huge trees provided a food source. Neighbouring clans were invited to the festivals, where singing, dancing story-telling and arranging of marriages took place; the Caboolture area was colonised by European people in 1842 when the land around the Moreton Bay penal colony was opened up to free settlers. By the mid-1860s the local pastoralists were experimenting with sugar cotton. In 1867, a tiny settlement was established as a supply and trading centre for the settlers in the area and to service the needs of miners trekking from Brisbane to the goldfields near Gympie The local shire was constituted in 1879 and in 1888 the railway line from Brisbane was opened. Caboolture Post Office opened on 1 September 1869. Settlement in Caboolture was accelerated with the discovery of gold at Gympie. In 1868, the town was used as a stop-over point by the Cobb and Co coach service connecting Brisbane and Maryborough.
This function continued with the rail link established in 1888. A small dairy town, the location of Caboolture on the corridor between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast resulted in an influx of residents in the 1970s and 1980s; the three main factors in this expansion were the electrification of the railway line to Brisbane, enabling travel to the Brisbane CBD in less than an hour, the development of the Bruce Highway to freeway standard, the availability of cheap land. The Caboolture Library opened in 2011; as part of the 30th Anniversary of Expo 88 celebration, on 26 October 2018, artist Ken Done unveiled the restoration of his iconic signs made for the Australia pavilion at Expo 88. It had spent the intervening years in a cow paddock beside the Bruce Highway at Deception Bay; the restoration was undertaken by the Caboolture Historical Village where they will remain on display. Caboolture has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Buckle Street: Lagoon Creek Pumping Station According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 67,460 people in Caboolture Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.8% of the population.
75.7% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.6%, England 3.5%, Philippines 0.9%, Taiwan 0.6% and South Korea 0.5%. 85.8% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.8%, Samoan 0.6%, Tagalog 0.4%, Korean 0.4% and Cantonese 0.3%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 33.2%, Catholic 19.0% and Anglican 15.7%. Caboolture is a regional transport hub. With its connections across the Great Dividing Range via the D'Aguilar Highway, easy highway access to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast via the Bruce Highway, the Bribie Island Road to Bribie Island, it is a focal point for road traffic. Caboolture railway station is the terminus for QR Citytrain's Caboolture railway line, as well as being a major stop on the North Coast railway line. Citytrain operates regular services to Brisbane, in addition to interurban services to Nambour and Gympie, with significant expansion of services north of Caboolture planned over the next decade.
The area is serviced by Caboolture Bus Lines and the larger Kangaroo Bus Lines. Caboolture contains its own airfield, which services general and recreational aviation. Visiting aircraft are able to operate into the Caboolture airstrip, under the operational control of the Caboolture Aero Club Inc. Additionally the airport is home to a number of aviation enterprises and attractions - amongst them, the Caboolture Warplane Museum, skydiving club, the Beaufort Restoration group. Caboolture's senior sporting teams predominantly play in the respective Sunshine Coast competitions; the suburbs cricket club are reigning Sunshine Coast Cricket Association first division premiers. The rugby union club have rejoined the Sunshine Coast Rugby Union competition after a few years in Queensland Suburban rugby's Barber Cup; the town has a Little Athletics club, Schools in Caboolture include Caboolture State School near the CBD, Minimbah State School, Tullawong State School, Caboolture East Primary School, Saint Paul's Lutheran Primary School and Australian Christian College - Moreton.
High Schools include Caboolture State High School, Morayfield State High School
Joyner is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Australia. It is part of the Brisbane metropolitan area. In the 2016 census, Joyner had a population of 2,833 people. Joyner is located east of, is contiguous with Lake Samsonvale; the area was known as Harrisons Pocket before the modern day adaptation and implementation of the name Joyner. The Joyner area may be considered as one of the numerous sub-catchments of the North Pine River drainage basin; this basin extends from the western ranges all the way to Moreton Bay. Joyner is 11 kilometres from the sea; the origin of the name Joyner is from early settlers in the area. Prior to white settlement the Joyner area and beyond was occupied by the aboriginal Turbal tribe who survived by hunting and gathering. William Joyner, from Berkeley, England, arrived in Sydney in 1841, in 1844 set out with a friend named Mason in a bullock dray, heading north to look for grazing land, he selected 400 square miles south of the North Pine River. That land includes the present day locality of Joyner.
William Joyner established the station "Samson Vale" in 1845. A thriving rural community developed thereafter in early twentieth century. After the pioneering era, the area we now call Joyner, came into contact with several thousand American and Australian troops stationed in the locality to train and prepare, before being sent north to fight the Japanese in the Pacific during WW2; the next most notable historical event was the establishment of the North Pine Dam, which dislocated farming activities, starting with surveying of the future impoundment in the fifties, ending when Lake Samsonvale was filled in 1975 flooding numerous farms. This event all but destroyed a thriving rural community that had existed for over 100 years in the North Pine River valley. In the 2011 census, Joyner had a population of 2,766 people; the most notable feature of the area is the North Pine Dam and Treatment Plant which supplies a significant volume of potable water to the Moreton Bay Region and Brisbane City utilising water from Lake Samsonvale.
The Plant supplies water in the order of 100ML per day. Joyner is home to the bus depot of Thompsons Bus Service which operates bus services in the Pine Rivers District area. Forgan Road which runs along the eastern shore of Lake Samsonvale, gives access to popular fishing and picnic spots making the area a valuable recreational resource for locals and visitors. Important centres for recreational activities exist at Bullocky Rest and at Forgan Cove, near the intersection with Samsonvale Road. Lake Samsonvale is stocked with several native fish species; these facilities have been provided by the South East Queensland Water Board. One Mile Creek more or less bisects Joyner south-west to north-east and enters the North Pine River south of Nelson Road. Pleasant parks have been established along the creek banks in several areas adding to the amenity of the locality. Joyner is home to a popular YMCA camp, Camp Warrawee, off Byrnes Road North, bordered by the North Pine River on the northern and western sides.
The camp has been established for many decades and utilises the river for many recreational and youth development activities such as canoeing. The Camp has accommodation for 232. At the confluence of North Pine River and Sideling Creek off Youngs Crossing Road, a large sand bank forms the basis for a popular swimming and fishing area; this natural feature has been enhanced with facilities provided by Moreton Bay Regional Council. Although Joyner has few commercial facilities of its own, amenities such as shops, churches, medical clinics etc. are available in the adjoining localities, many right on the Joyner locality boundary. In the 2011 census, Joyner recorded a population of 2,766 people, 51.2 % male. The median age of the Joyner population was 34 years, 3 years below the national median of 37. Of people living in Joyner, 78.7% were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand, South Africa and Fiji. Of the people 92% spoke only English at home. A significant proportion of Joyner allotments are larger sized acreage blocks.
"Joyner". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland
Strathpine railway station
Strathpine railway station is located on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the suburb of Strathpine in the Moreton Bay Region. In 2001, a third platform opened as part of the addition of a third track from Bald Hills to Lawnton. Strathpine is served by all City network services from Kippa-Ring to Roma Street, many continuing to Springfield Central Thompsons Bus Service operates one route via Strathpine station: 670: Strathpine Centre to Warner Media related to Strathpine railway station at Wikimedia Commons Strathpine station Queensland Rail Strathpine station Queensland's Railways on the Internet
South East Queensland
South East Queensland is a bio-geographical and administrative region of the state of Queensland in Australia, which contains 3.5 million people out of the state's population of 4.8 million. The area covered by South East Queensland varies, depending on the definition of the region, though it tends to include Queensland's three largest cities: the capital city Brisbane, its most common use is for political purposes, covers 22,420 square kilometres and incorporates 11 local government areas, extending 240 kilometres from Noosa in the north to the Gold Coast and New South Wales border in the south, 140 kilometres west to Toowoomba. South East Queensland was the first part of Queensland to be explored by Europeans. Settlements arose in the Brisbane and Ipswich areas with activity by European immigrants spreading in all directions from there. Various industries such as timber cutting and agriculture developed at locations around the region from the 1840s onwards. Transport links have been shaped by the range of terrains found in South East Queensland.
The economy of South East Queensland supports and relies on a wide diversity of agricultural manufacturing industries and tourism. The region has TransLink. South East Queensland, classified as an interim Australian bioregion, comprises 7,804,921 hectares and includes the Moreton Basin, South Burnett, the Scenic Rim along with ten other biogeographic subregions; the term South East Queensland has no equivalent political representation. The area covers many lower house seats at the federal and state levels; as Queensland has no upper house, there are no Legislative Council provinces or regions to bear the name either. South East Queensland was home to around 20,000 Aboriginals prior to British occupation; the local tribes of the area were the Yuggurapul of the Central Brisbane area. According to history researchers the Aboriginal population declined to around 10,000 over the next 60 years. Early explorers in the area including Matthew Flinders, Allan Cunningham, John Oxley and Patrick Logan. Around 1839, European settlers were able to move into the region.
Logging was the first industry to develop. The first railway built in Queensland linked Grandchester to Ipswich in 1865 along a narrow 1067 mm gauge. Major floods were experienced in 1893, 1974 and 2011. In 2005, the region suffered its worst drought in recorded history. Queensland's third highest peak, Mount Barney, is located in the south of the region; the Cunningham Highway passes southwest to the Darling Downs via Cunninghams Gap. Several highways including the Bruce Highway, Warrego Highway and the Pacific Motorway link to the adjoining regions; the region is mountainous. McPherson Range, Teviot Range, D'Aguilar Range, Little Liverpool Range, Blackall Range as well as the Springbrook Plateau and Tamborine Mountain Plateau. Isolated volcanic peaks are found at the Glass House Mountains. Along the coast are several large islands including Bribie Island, Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island with many smaller islands in Moreton Bay. Several major water supply and flood mitigation dams have been constructed here.
The Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme and Gold Coast Desalination Plant were built to counter the effects of drought in South East Queensland. South East Queensland consists of the following regions, each of, a local government area: Brisbane – the capital and largest city of Queensland; the Brisbane metropolitan area consists of the City of Brisbane, as well as the following local governments: Ipswich City – an outer-suburban city with an industrial and mining heritage west of Brisbane. Logan City – a residential area between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Moreton Bay Region – a residential area between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Redland City – a residential and agricultural area on the shores of Moreton Bay to the south-east of Brisbane. City of Gold Coast – a major tourist and retirement destination to the south of Brisbane, the largest non-capital city in Australia. Sunshine Coast Region – a coastal tourist and agricultural region to the north of Brisbane; the Glass House Mountains are a symbol of this region.
West Moreton, a rural area in the Great Dividing Range consisting of: Toowoomba City – the Toowoomba city is included in both the South East Queensland region and within Western Downs region due to its importance to both regions as a gateway city providing access to the west of the state. Lockyer Valley Region – an agricultural area west of Ipswich, known for its fruit and vegetable production. Scenic Rim Region – a pastoral area inland from the Gold Coast known for its scenic mountains and villages. Somerset Region – a pastoral area north west of Brisbane and location of two major dams supplying South East Queensland with water; this area is known as the Brisbane Valley. The Tweed Shire is within NSW but is included in planning processes for SEQ. While not part of the