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Holland Park QLD

Holland Park

Postcode: 4121

Holland Park is a suburb of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia, that is situated approximately 8 km south of the Brisbane central business district. Holland Park is an older suburb made of largely post-World War II wooden homes. In fact over 89% of dwellings are houses.

The name Holland Park comes from Julius Holland, who held 150 acres (60.8 hectares) between Abbotsleigh Road, Logan Road, and Arnold Street. In 1967, Holland Park and Holland Park West were separated. Originally, they were to be divided into Holland Park East and Holland Park. However, residents and members of the Holland Park Progress Association pointed out that the area east of Logan Road had been settled first.

Holland Park straddles Logan Road and this spurred its development. The Tramway Company took over the Mount Pleasant (Logan Road) horse-drawn tram in 1885 and electrified it in 1897. Trams came to Coorparoo in 1915 and the service was extended to Holland Park in 1927.

Logan Road, one of Brisbane’s first major roads, bisects this slightly hilly suburb. Trams operated by the Brisbane City Council operated along Logan Road until 13 April 1969.

There are a number of schools and parks in the suburb and a retail zone with shops and a public bar.

Surrounding suburbs include Greenslopes, Coorparoo, Carina Heights, Mount Gravatt East and Holland Park West.