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Rayward family Sep 07, 2020
Karana Downs is part of the Mount Crosby area (hard to tell boundaries) and has quite an established history, as the area was foundational to the building of Brisbane City's town water supply. Mount Crosby is the main locale of the treatment plant and infrastructure to supply the Brisbane City to today. Since permanent workers were needed in the area since the 1800's, Mount Crosby has grown to need schools, medical, police, fire- station and post office with PO boxes. The medical is still GP, There are chemists/pharmacy's and due to the semi-rural nature of the area, are in house style buildings rather than commercial shopping precinct look and the police and fire-department are day-time hours, not 24 hour beats. Ipswich is close enough to supply larger stations and public hospital coverage out-of-hours as well as access to GP, mental health and specialist doctors. Mount Crosby has a public primary school, though no high school, named Mount Crosby Primary. We are fighting to have a local High School (in case you're interested in joining the fight!). There area has plenty of access to catchment areas for private and public high schools and other quality primary schools like Karalee Primary and Pullenvale Primary. There are established daycares and home-day cares available. Driving is a big part of living in the area as the local bus is a Taxi Bus which you hale and ride for a 1$[dollar]. A bike park has just been established in Kookaburra Park in Karana Downs, which also boasts a boat ramp into the Brisbane River. The area has convenient access (driving distance) to a public park on the Brisbane River called: Colledges Crossing which was so named after the owner in the area: Mr. Colledges. The name has been reduced to Colleges Crossing over time. A matter which has affected many names out this way, like Chuwar for example: where people met between Churchill and Warwick, now it is Chuwar. Might be the Australian accent. What-ever the accent, the park has plenty of parking areas, pathways for walking or scooting/small child bike riding, 2 play areas, fishing areas, viewing platforms and a canteen run by Ipswich Council which inconveniently closes at 3pm which is a pain for Mount Crosby Primary which is 500 meters up the road, shuts at 2:45pm but otherwise, the canteen is open on the weekend and hold monthly markets when able too.