Cornubia is part of the Koala Coast and is home to hundreds of Australian native animals including koalas, wallabies, goannas and various species of birds (e.g. rainbow lorikeet).
A protected nature conservation area was created by the local government council from land purchased between 1999 and 2010. Located in the north-west of the suburb, the 196-hectare (480-acre) nature refuge consists of the former Cornubia Forest Park to the south and land known as the Cornubia Escarpment in the north. It is managed as part of Australia’s National Reserve System with objectives that include both conservation of flora and fauna, and recreation such as bushwalking and mountain bike riding. The refuge is also managed under a Koala Nature Refuge Agreement with the state government. The tall open forest ecosystem of blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis) and the brown thornbill (Acanthiza pusilla) in the area are described as endangered.
As of 2001, the population of Cornubia was around 3,300. 10 years prior there were only 2,000 people in the area. The suburb has a young population (median age of 35). About 6% of people are unemployed. After English (90%), the most spoken languages are Dutch and German.
In the 2011 census, Cornubia recorded a population of 6,833 people, 49.9% female and 50.1% male. The median age of the Cornubia population was 37 years, the same as the national median. 70.2% of people living in Cornubia were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7%, New Zealand 6.4%, Scotland 1.7%, South Africa 1.5%, Germany 0.7%. 88.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.7% Mandarin, 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.5% German, 0.4% Dutch, 0.4% Greek.
Over 70% of employed people travel by car as most residents work in Brisbane City or at the Gold Coast. Efficient and cost-effective public transport is available in the area and is provided by the Logan City Bus Service, a privately owned company.
Top Cornubia Issues
- Highway Congestion
- M1 Upgrade
- Cost of Rates