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.
Area and Location Description:
Forde covers an area of approximately 419 sq km from Boronia Heights, Loganlea, Shailer Park and Carbrook in the north to Wongawallan and Upper Coomera in the south. Suburbs include Beenleigh, Bethania, Boronia Heights, Chambers Flat, Cornubia, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Loganholme, Logan Reserve, Mount Warren Park, Ormeau Hills, Park Ridge, Tanah Merah, Upper Coomera, Waterford, Waterford West and Windaroo as well as parts of Daisy Hill, Heritage Park, Loganlea, Munruben, Ormeau, Park Ridge South and Shailer Park.
Products/industries of the area:
Retail, commercial and industrial activities.
Van Manen, B (LNQ) 2010–
Raguse, B (ALP) 2007–2010
Elson, K (LP) 1996–2007
Crawford, M C (ALP) 1987–1996
Watson, D J H (LP) 1984–1987