Place:Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia

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NameJimboomba
TypeTown
Coordinates27.833°S 153.033°E
Located inQueensland, Australia
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Jimboomba is a growing town of approximately 11,387 people, as recorded in the 2011 census, in the Logan City local government area, South East Queensland, Australia. Jimboomba is an Aboriginal word meaning "Paradise on Earth".

It is situated on the Mount Lindesay Highway, 47 km south of Brisbane central business district. It has a large number of services, including an auxiliary/rural fire brigade and permanent ambulance service, a police station, domestic shopping, hotel, medical-dental services and primary schools. The public High School at Jimboomba is located within the Flagstone housing estate which is a few kilometres west of the main Jimboomba shopping precinct and there are two private schools one being the Hills International College and Emmaus College,both of which caters for prep year to year 12. Jimboomba has a growing industrial area that provides services for vehicles, irrigation and home-water supplies, produce supplies, light manufacturing and landscape gardening.

The Flagstone housing estate at Jimboomba sometimes gets confused with the townships of Flagstone Creek and Upper Flagstone which are decades old towns in the Lockyer Valley.

Cattle grazing, dairy farming and hobby farms are the main industries. There are large numbers of horses kept on or near residential properties for riding, for pleasure and for competition.

Jimboomba was serviced by the Beaudesert railway line that was established to service the abattoir in Beaudesert. The line was closed in 1992 and then reopened and operated as a tourist service as far as Logan Village by railway enthusiasts from 1999 until mid-2004. Funds were harder to raise and depleted quickly for the line so it was closed permanently.

The Queensland government's current plan is that this area is part of the Greater Brisbane Region with Jimboomba an outer suburb of Brisbane. Jimboomba became part of the Logan City Council following council amalgamations in March 2008.

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