Marsden Suburb Profile
Now known as Marsden, the suburb was originally part of Kingston back in the 1870’s. The land was subdivided but was not occupied until the 1930’s when the former Shire Chairman built upon what is now the Marsden Park Shopping Centre. The area between First and Fifth Avenues was subdivided into farm lots in 1944. These four acre lots were offered to ex-serviceman and post war immigrants, beginning Marsden’s wonderful, multi-cultural history
During the late 1940’s residents petitioned for telephone and electricity services to be connected. The settlers also purchased a loading shed from Sunnybank , erected on the site now known as Marsden Park, and continued to upgrade the building to become the Progress Hall. The Beaudesert Shire Council, working with the local community, established a sporting field and playground which was named Marsden Park after Violet Marsden, one of the oldest members of the community.
From 1 May 1976, the Beaudesert Shire Council started using Marsden as a locality to separate the parts of Kingston within its boundaries.
Since then we have witnessed the opening of Marsden State School in 1978, followed by the ever-expanding Marsden Industrial Estate in 1981. Marsden Park Shopping Centre opened in 1985 and the Burrows State School began classes in 1987, named after the surveyor of Browns Plains Road back in 1876. Marsden State High School opened in 1987, closely followed by St Francis College, Crestmead in 1988. The Islamic Mosque on Third Avenue was completed in 1998 and the beautifully constructed Cambodian Buddhist Temple opened its doors in 2005.
Today Marsden boasts a wonderful array of cultures and people from many backgrounds. Industry continues to thrive with ongoing investment in the area providing an abundance of employment opportunities. The area attracts both first home buyers and investors alike with suburb low vacancy rates. The local community is predominately young and growing families between the ages of 20 – 39. With a multitude of shopping, dining, healthcare, local parks, nature walks and schooling options, it is understandable why this suburb is growing each year. And with easy access to the city and the Gold Coast, there really is no reason to be anywhere else.