Originally a sugar plantation until the 1970’s when The Helensvale Project started by Mainline Constructions and Alliance Holdings formed a company called Oxenford Holdings Pty Ltd with the aim to develop 154 hectares at Oxenford and 689 hectares at Helensvale.
Since the commencement of the master-planned development in the 1970s, Helensvale has grown into a suburb located near major theme parks, adjacent to a train station and with a wide range of shopping, medical and sporting facilities. It is still bounded to the east by Coombabah Lake and Nature Reserve.
- Postcode: 4212
- Population: 16,862 (2016 ABS)
Things to do in Helensvale
- NightQuarter – markets, food stalls, artisans, and live music – nightquarter.com.au
- Game Over – go-karts, lazer tag, and wall climbs
- Westfield Helensvale – major retail stores, eateries, supermarket – westfield.com.au