Berrinba Suburb Profile
The small suburb of Berrinba was part of Greater Brisbane when it formed in 1925. Before 1925, Berrinba was within the boundaries of the Waterford Shire. The word Berrinba comes from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘to the south’. The suburb was officially named as such in 1971.
Logan City and Brisbane City Council agreed to transfer Berrinba to Logan in 1979, however approval for the amendment did not take place until January 1997. Brisbane City Council did not provide sewerage and other services, and locals used many Logan council services. Berrinba’s schools included Berrinba East State School and also has local options including Burrows State School and Marsden State Schools.
In June 2006, Logan City Council launched a major project to protect and rehabilitate significant wetland along Scrubby Creek in Berrinba. Berrinba Wetlands is a man-made recreational park covering 120 ha. The park contains 8.5 km of walkways and bike tracks, parks and nesting boxes for native fauna. Non-native trees have been removed and more than 400,000 native plants were planted.
Today Berrinba is very much a young suburb in growth with a community predominately of growing families with the average age between 20 – 39. The Berrinba Wetlands provides a wonderful backdrop for family BBQ’s, nature walks and exercise. Local industry continues to thrive with numerous projects currently underway delivering fantastic opportunities for employment growth. The area attracts both first home buyers and investors alike with suburb low vacancy rates.
With a wide choice of shopping, dining, healthcare, local parks, nature walks and schooling options, it is no wonder why this is a young suburb in growth. And with only minutes to major arterials taking you direct to the city and the Gold Coast, this little suburb punches well above its weight.