Collingwood Park (4301)
Located 30 km to Brisbane’s west and 11 km to Ipswich’s east, Collingwood Park (4301) is a residential suburb bound by Goodna Creek to the east and Six Mile Creek to the west. Within this catchment area there is a rich collection of both native and exotic flora and fauna, some endangered and vulnerable under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992. Residential development commenced in the area in the 1980s with 6,600 people now calling Collingwood Park home.
The suburb’s popularity was increased by several major community events including an Australian Scout Jamboree, a radio station broadcast, and a concert. Collingwood Park has a school, a large shopping centre with major retailers and several parks with playgrounds and extensive outdoor recreational facilities including barbecues, cricket pitches, basketball courts, and dog parks. Collingwood Park has a monument commemorating the Queensland’s first miners’ strike for better rates of pay. There are also regular bus and train services to Ipswich and Brisbane.