About Chandler Ward
Area and Location Description
Eastern Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The Ward of Chandler is home to more than 39,000 residents in around 12,800 households, covering an area of 95 square kilometres. The Chandler Ward includes the suburbs of:
- Carina Heights
- Mackenzie, and
It also includes parts of:
- Camp Hill
- Mt Gravatt East, and
- the locality of Whites Hill.
Major Local Facilities
The Sleeman Sports Complex
at Chandler is named after Frank Northey Sleeman, Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 1976 to 1980. This facility was a major venue for the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games. It is situated on the corner of Old Cleveland and Tilley Roads, Chandler. Facilties at the complex include a 4,300 seat aquatic centre, a 1,500 seat theatre, a 3,000 seat cycling velodrome, a 2,630 seat indoor sports arena for basketball, volleyball, netball and badmington, a fully equiped gymnastics hall and a childcare centre. TransLink also operates a Park n Ride facility for 500 cars on the grounds of the complex. Westfield Carindale
Shopping Centre is located at 1151 Creek Road, Carindale and houses almost 300 retail outlets and more than 5,400 car parking spaces. This facility is seen by many people as a focal point and meeting place for the local community. The centre includes a Commonwealth Government Medicare / Family Assistance Office and a Brisbane City Council Library (open seven days). A major Bus Interchange is located outside the Target entrance, off Carindale Street. For bus timetable inquiries, please phone the Transport Info line on 131 230.
The Whites Hill Reserve
can be accessed via Boundary Road, Camp Hill (main entrance) and offers extensive sports fields (soccer, touch football and cricket), playground equipment, basketball half-court, walking tracks, barbecues, picnic shelters, public toilets and a dog off-leash area.
The Carindale Recreation Reserve
is located on the corner of Bedivere Street and Cadogan Street, Carindale and offers excellent playground equipment, basketball half-court, rebound wall, walking and cycling tracks, barbecues, picnic shelters, public toilets and plenty of open space for sports and active play.
The Brisbane Koala Bushland Park
, located in Burbank, is part of an extensive network of conservation reserves in the outer eastern suburbs that are aimed at protecting key Koala habitat. The Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area is Queensland's first co-ordinated conservation area. Together with the Queensland Government and the Redland and Logan Councils, the Brisbane City Council is working to protect one of Australia's most significant regional koala populations. Residents can enjoy the rich natural environment by making use of the many walking tracks, barbecues and picnic shelters in the Brisbane Koala Park.
Brand new in 2009, the Mt Gravatt East Public Pool
is located on the corner of Wecker and Newnham Roads in Mansfield (next to the Mt Gravatt East Primary School) and is open all year round. The facility consists of a 25m outdoor heated pool, indoor heated therapy pool and kids play area. It is open to the public 7 days a week for a small fee and also hosts learn to swim schools, aqua aerobic and many other activities.
You will find a world of knowledge at the Carindale Library
in the Carindale Regional Shopping Centre, 1161 Creek Road, Carindale. Facilities include general borrowing, word processing, Internet and CD-Rom. Bookings are required for computer use and internet access is free. Booking can be made for the home library service, LOTE in Greek and Chinese, Study Rooms, Photocpier and meeting rooms. Chidlren’s Storytime is on Tuesdays at 10am.
The Chandler Waste Transfer Station
at Tilley Road, Chandler can be used to dispose of large items or excess waste. The station is open between 6.30am and 5.45pm 365 days a year.
Origin of the name “Chandler”
The Chandler Ward is named after Sir John Beale Chandler who migrated to Australia from England where he established the successful Chandler’s electrical business.
In 1930, he also established Brisbane’s first commercial radio station. Sir John went on to become Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 1940 until 1952 and was also a State Member of Parliament.
The Chandler Ward was created following a redistribution of electoral boundaries in 1994.
Chandler Ward Representatives:
> 1988-1996* Note: The Chandler Ward was created following a redistribution of Ward boundaries in 1994. Before the Chandler Ward was created, Graeme McDougall served as the Alderman for Carina Ward.
2012 General Election (28 april 2012)
Adrian Schrinner: 16,768 votes (76.78%)
Elizabeth Starr: 5,070 votes (23.22%)
2008 General Election (15 March 2008)
Adrian Schrinner: 15,796 votes (71.19%)
Peter Lovegrove: 6,393 votes (28.81%)
2005 Chandler Ward By-Election (10 September 2005)
Adrian Schrinner: 10,960 votes (62.35%)
Dimitri Helios: 6,617 votes (37.65%)
2004 General Election (27 March 2004)
Michael Caltabiano: 14,291 votes (67.94%)
Labor Candidate: 6,745 votes (32.06%)