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We live in Logan City, 18 km south of Brisbane.  Brisbane City is the state capital of Queensland, its Australia’s third largest city with a population of some 2.3 million which makes it about half the size of Australia’s largest city, Sydney, some 1000 km (600 m) to the south.
Logan is a low socio-economic area but in the past few years many better quality homes nearby are lifting the status. Woodridge is a neighboring suburb that has been fighting off a stigma for a number of years, it has one of the countries highest unemployment rates and has a very high multi-cultural population.  Underwood is the northernmost suburb of Logan City, we have lived here for almost 30 years, when we first moved here most of the houses in our street were occupied by families, many of the kids in those families attended the same schools as our own, we would commonly have many neighbourhood children playing in our backyard after school. Unfortuantly, that situation has changed.
About 15 years ago the state government commenced plans to widen the nearby motorway, the M1. The residents of one nearby street were told that the motorway would eventually come very close to their backyards and resumption offers were made, most of the residents in that street accepted. Governments change and so do plans, the motorway widening was forgotten by the incoming government.
The homes that were resumed were placed back on the rental market at quite low rents, this low cost spread to other streets in the neighbourhood and this sadly has resulted in a number of ‘less than desirable’ people moving in….many of the old timers sold up and home ownership pride has now all but gone, long grass, old unregistered cars and other rubbish is common today.
 

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