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The Springwood estate was a planned satellite development, begun in 1968 by Intercapital Realty, a Queensland based company, and was to be located at the end of the planned South East Freeway (now known as the M1.)

The land was originally owned by William Robinson and Robert Grieve. Springwood Road was named at the suggestion of William Roche, a descendant of the Roche family which gave Rochedale its name.

The estate changed into a suburb, with the name being accepted by the Queensland Place Names Board in 1971. When the Tibbitts family bought their block of land in Gillian Court in that year, there were only three or four houses south of Dennis Road.    

Many of the street names in Springwood are female names – Cynthia Court, Marlane Court, Carol Street, Raquel Avenue, Gillian Court etc. These were names of the wives, mothers and girlfriends of the owners of Intercapital Realty. Collene Grove was originally an orange orchard, hence “Grove” rather than “Street.”

Cinderella Drive was really named after Denise., but that was deemed to be too close to Dennis Road, and would cause confusion. However, her husband once poured champagne into her shoe and then drank it, (not the shoe) hence the name “Cinderella.”

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Hazel Hillier
Hazel Hillier
Retired school teacher, Logan resident and local historian.
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