Algester,an outer suburb of Brisbane, is 18 kilometres south-west of the CBD covering approx. 4km². Algester was heavily developed after WWII and has also seen considerable recent development. It officially became known as Algester in 1972.
The suburb has 8 parks covering nearly 11% of total area including the popular Col Bennet Park and Timberland Park. Amongst many parks, Algester also offers great sporting facilities such as AJ’s Family Sports Centre, Algester Sports and Bowls Club and Algester Little Athletics. On the northern border of Algester and Acacia Ridge there is also Tee Time Golf Driving Range.
The population of Algester in 2006 was 8,900, showing a growth of 14% in comparison to 2001. Households in Algester are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $800 – $1000 per month on mortgage repayments.
Central Park Shopping Centre services the Algester community with a Medical Centre, Post Office, IGA, Banks and other speciality stores.
City bus frequently services the main roads in the Algester suburb, including more frequent buses during peak times – Route 130.