Groups and Events
Building homes is just part of the story at Lendlease.
We use modern planning and community development methods to create safe, self-sustaining communities where neighbours have the opportunity to meet and become friends.
Along with our Welcome to the Neighbourhood Events, as the community continues to grow, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people at a range of fun social activities.
For more information about what's on in Yarrabilba, join the Facebook page: facebook.com/myyarrabilba. Be kept up to date with the Yarrabilba Community Newsletter, this quarterly print and e-publication includes community safety updates, development updates, community profiles and events. Read the latest news here.
Upcoming events near you
There are already an array of community facilities and established groups at Yarrabilba and so much more planned. Here are some of the amazing things you can take advantage of right now.
- Darlington Parklands
The initial signature community amenity for Yarrabilba includes water-play and adizone fitness equipment, kick about areas and play grounds.
Located on the corner of Yarrabilba Drive and Darlington Drive
- Buxton Park
Check out Yarrabilba’s newest district park and its many amazing features. Located in Buxton Avenue, Yarrabilba, Buxton Park offers something for everyone, including your four-legged friends.
- Mingle Markets
Mingle with family and friends whilst enjoying delicious international food, live music and gorgeous homewares and crafts. The markets have received seed funding through the Yarrabilba community grants program and are being brought to Yarrabilba by Creative Collective Cultural Community INC, a local not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting new and innovative approaches to arts development and projects.
For information on becoming a stallholder, market dates and times visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/yarrabilbaminglemarkets or contact Jane Dear 0421 008 668.
- Shaw Street Oval Precinct
Get active with two tennis/netball courts, an AFL oval, two rugby league fields, a community garden and a dog park. This precinct is managed by Logan Village Falcons. For club bookings and general enquiries contact the Logan Village Falcons, 0434 075 000
Located on Shaw Street, Yarrabilba
- Plunkett Conservation Park (PCP)
Adjacent to the Yarrabilba community the Plunkett Conservation Park provides a very natural experience on the doorstep of Yarrabilba.
- Community Noticeboards
Two community noticeboards can be found at the public toilets in Darlington Parklands.
- The Exchange
The Exchange at Yarrabilba is now open and located at the Shaw Street Oval precinct. The Exchange delivers skills training and education, community meetings and events. It also has public toilet facilities for sporting groups using the Shaw Street Oval and fields. Contact 3123 4209 or visit https://www.facebook.com/YarrabilbaJobsExchange/.
- The Yarrabilba Sport & Community Hub
Construction of the much anticipated $1.5 million multipurpose Yarrabilba Sport and Community Hub, located adjacent to Shaw Street Oval is now complete. The building contains change rooms, toilet facilities, meeting rooms, a canteen, fully equipped commercial kitchen and 100sqm of community space. A facility manager is yet to be appointed by Logan City Council.
Family and Community Place
The new Family & Community Place next to Yarrabilba State School is set to open in October 2018. The building will be home to supported playgroups, Get Set For Prep and First 5 Forever programs, providing children in the region the best possible start in life. Other programs will include art, music, a toy and puzzle library and a book exchange.
Yarrabilba Community & Fitness Groups
Yarrabilba offers so many great ways to connect and be involved with community events, groups and activities. For more information on how you can get involved, contact the community group right for you.
Be part of the Yarrabilba Community Association. An incorporated community group has set up to deliver creative, community-led experiences in Yarrabilba. For more information visit www.facebook.com/YarrabilbaConnect or email [email protected]
Be kept up to date with the Yarrabilba Community Newsletter, this quarterly print and e-publication includes community safety updates, development updates, community profiles and events.
Parkrun takes place every Saturday morning in Darlington Parklands. Visit https://www.facebook.com/yarrabilbaparkrun for more information
- Meet your Neighbour Events
Lendlease hosts resident meet and greet nights in Yarrabilba three times a year. If you’re new to Yarrabilba and would like to get to know your neighbours over a casual drink and bite to eat contact [email protected] for more information.
- Yarrabilba Youth Program
Yarrabilba’s young people can join PCYC Crestmead the last Thursday of every month in Darlington Parklands, 4.30pm-6.30pm for gaming, games, basketball clinic, and free BBQ. Keep an eye on facebook.com/myyarrabilba for updates.
- Dunamis Church Yarrabilba
Dunamis Church Yarrabilba operate Breakfast Clubs at Yarrabilba State School and St Clare’s Primary School and provide families with the opportunity to purchase low cost groceries. For more information visit facebook.com/dunamisyarrabilba
- Yarrabilba Community Garden
Fortnightly on Saturday mornings at 7.30am. For more information visit www.facebook.com/YarrabilbaGarden
- Friends of Plunkett
Friends of Plunkett are a community support group committed to preserving, promoting and protecting Plunkett Conservation Reserve that neighbours Yarrabilba. For more information visit www.facebook.com/friendsofplunkett
- Ripple Fitness Bootcamp
Offering a number of boot camp sessions in Darlington Parklands. For more information visit www.facebook.com/RippleFitness1
- Logan Country Safe Cities Group
Monthly meetings with representatives from local police, schools, MPs, local councillors, Neighbourhood Watch Yarrabilba/Jimboomba, the local community generally and Lendlease to address matters of community safety with a focus on Yarrabilba and surrounds. For more information, please contact group coordinator David Kenny, [email protected]
- Yarrabilba Economic Development Committee
Meets bi-monthly and is well supported by local businesses and community organisations acting as an important forum to share local business and community initiatives in both Logan Village and Yarrabilba. For more information, please contact Lendlease’s Community Partnership Manager, [email protected]
- Live Well Logan
Pilates in the Parklands is offered as part of Logan City council’s ‘Live Well Logan’ program. For further information visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/community-support/health/live-well-logan
- Krank School Holiday Program
Keep up to date on what is offered within and surrounding Yarrabilba as part of the Logan City Council’s school holiday program. For more information visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/community-support/community-development/krank
- Logan Women’s Health and Wellbeing Centre
Provide a free counselling service to women of Yarrabilba on Wednesday’s at The Exchange, Shaw Street Oval, Shaw Street, Yarrabilba. Contact Logan Women’s on 3801 8368 or visit www.loganwomen.com.au for more information.
Yarrabilba Small Grants Program - Safety round
When it comes to safety, Lendlease takes a wide-ranging approach with the aim to create communities that are safe in all aspects - in the community, in schools, in homes and in businesses. As part of our commitment to creating a safer community, we’ve created the Yarrabilba Small Grants Program ‘safety round’. The safety grant round encourages residents, community groups and businesses to apply for funding for projects that address community safety. Specifically, projects which:
> Promote the safe and inclusive use of public space
> Educate, raise awareness and promote long-term behavioural change around community safety
Applications open 24 September 2018 - 5 November 2018
Funding available up to $3000
For more information, view the Yarrabilba Safety Grants Information Sheet
Yarrabilba Small Grants Program
Do you have a great idea for the Yarrabilba Community? The Yarrabilba Small Grants Program is an initiative of the Community Enterprise FoundationTM and Lendlease Communities. We encourage organisations that share Lendlease values to apply.
Recognising the importance of building communities from the ground up, we’ve created the program to fund projects or events that benefit the community, including (but not limited to) arts & culture, recreation, education, welfare, environment and health.
The Community Enterprise FoundationTM offers small grants for projects and events that occur within Yarrabilba and those in surrounding areas whose involvement or impact reaches Yarrabilba. There are four grants rounds per year.
This is your opportunity to make a positive and lasting impact within Yarrabilba. Let’s make your community initiative happen!
For more information, view the Yarrabilba Small Grants Program Information Sheet.