Named after Francis Michael Forde 1890–1983, Member of Legislative Assembly 1917–22, Member of House of Representatives 1922–46, Prime Minister of Australia 6–12 July 1945.
Forde covers an area of approximately 5 202 sq km from Logan in the northeast to the Boonah Shire in the south-west and to the New South Wales Border in the south. The main suburbs/towns include Aratula, Beenleigh, Bethania, Beaudesert, Beechmont, Boonah, Canungra, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Jimboomba, Lake Moogerah, Loganlea, Mt Tamborine, Munruben, Numinbah Valley, Ormeau Hills Rathdowney, Tamborine and Waterford.
A diverse area from residential suburbs to the farming and dairying areas of the Beaudesert and Boonah Shires and also includes some light industry.
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