Forest Lake Suburb Profile
Forest Lake was the first Master Planned Community within the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and has won numerous awards for its design.
Forest Lake recorded a population of 22,426 people in the 2011 census, 51.9% female and 48.1% male. Delfin, the developer of Forest Lake, was absorbed into Lend Lease in 2001. At the centre of the suburb is the lake that gives the suburb its name. The actual Lake in Forest Lake covers 10.3 hectares and is surrounded by 3.5 kilometres of walking tracks and cycleways, and 8 hectares of parkland.
The Forest Lake development consists of neighbourhoods known as villages. Each village was marketed separately. These villages are; Woodvale Village, Parkland Village, Homestead Village, Lavender Court, Banksia Village, Pine Village, Lakeside Village, Settlers Village, The Chase, The Woods, Brooklands, Hillbrook Village, The Point, Greentree Pocket, Jetty Walk, Centennial Park, College Park, Creekwood, Creekwood Pocket, Chain of Ponds, Jubilee Crossing, The Cascades, Sanctuary Pocket, Sanctuary Point and The Peninsula. There is also a retirement village called The Terraces and an apartment precinct adjoining the Forest Lake Shopping Centre called Prima on Grand.
Forest lake offers three primary schools, two high schools (Private and Government) and several sporting facilities, playgrounds and parks – which are also very popular with parents.
Forest Lake lies within the Brisbane City Council municipality and is approximately 19 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD.
With Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Best and Less, Target and 70 specialty stores all on one convenient level, Forest Lake Shopping Centre is the shopping and social hub of Forest Lake. Located on the Boulevard, close to the suburb’s beautiful lake, the centre’s iconic clock tower can be seen from all over Forest Lake. Forest lake offers a choice of restaurants, cafés and fast food outlets including Dominos, with three supermarkets, The Chop Shop butcher, Lakeside Fruit Barn and Wild Wings Chicken Shop, you’ll be able to do all your groceries with ease. You’ll also find a good selection of fashion stores, gifts, health and beauty, a Post Office, banks and an extensive range of professional services, including a Doctor’s Surgery and other health professional suits. The centre opened in March 1997 and has become the favourite meeting place for residents of Forest Lake and beyond.