Pro Drive Driving School at Forest Lake

Driving Lessons Forest Lake

Pro Drive driving school provides driving lessons in Forest Lake and surrounding suburbs.

Our Highly Trained instructors will assist you to obtain a driving licence for either a car or truck.

Pro Drive have an extremely high pass rate for our students because we focus on teaching proper driving skills and developing the student’s confidence, almost every Pro Drive student passes their test the first time. Our instructors will advise you when they know you are a ready to take the test. When the time comes, we will organise your test for you.

Our driving lesson methods are tried and tested to reflect the importance of road safety and results in an above average pass rate. We ensure that you are getting the most out of your driving lessons. We want drivers to be happy and confident learning with us and we especially want you to be 100% satisfied with the result.

Pro Drive instructors tailor each driving lesson to your skill level and ability. They do not waste valuable time and they never drag out your learning. All our driving instructors are enthusiastic and passionate about helping you become the absolute best driver you can be.

Pro Drive offers a variety of driving lesson options and packages and can pick you up from home, school, work or meet you somewhere that is convenient. We pride ourselves on offering the most friendly and professional service available and are enormously proud of our growing reputation as Queensland’s finest driving school.

Empowering people with the knowledge and skills to not only pass their driving test, but to enable them to enjoy benefits and freedom through being a safe and courteous driver. 

Forest Lake is an outer south-western suburb of the City of BrisbaneQueensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Forest Lake had a population of 22,904 people.

It was the first Master Planned Community within the City of Brisbane.

Forest Lake was considered instrumental in the creation of affordable housing within Australia. The development was the first modern-day community to contain small lot product, a first during its time. The master-planned community contained retailcommercialeducationalresidentialretirement, and recreational uses. The entire community is linked by an extensive network of pedestrian and cycle paths, which are integrated into the large open-spaced network.

Forest Lake lies within the Brisbane City Council municipality and is approximately 24.59 kilometres (15.28 mi) from the Brisbane central business district. It adjoins the suburbs of DoolandellaInalaRichlands and Heathwood. It successfully mixes wildlife with residential development.

The Forest Lake Shopping Centre (formerly Forest Lake Village Shopping Centre) is located in Forest Lake.

The Forest Lake development consists of a series of neighborhoods known as villages. Each village was marketed separately and features an entry statement. These villages are; Woodvale Village, Parkland Village, Homestead Village, Lavender Court, Banksia Village, Pine Village, Lakeside Village, Settlers Village, The Chase, The Woods, Brooklands, Hillbrook Village, The Point, Greentree Pocket, Jetty Walk, Centennial Park, College Park, Creekwood, Creekwood Pocket, Chain of Ponds, Jubilee Crossing, The Cascades, Sanctuary Pocket, Sanctuary Point and The Peninsula. There is also a retirement village called The Terraces and an apartment precinct adjoining the Forest Lake Shopping Centre called Prima on Grand.

The centrepiece of Forest Lake is an $8.9 million, 10.9 hectare man-made recreational lake, with a perimeter of 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi). $1.8 million was spent on the dam wall, outlet structure and boulevard embankment. It has an average depth of 2.6 with a 300 to 600 mm around the safety ledge, deepening to 4 metres in the centre. The volume of the lake is 310,000 cubic metres or 269 Olympic sized swimming pools. Surrounding the lake is 3.5 kilometres of pedestrian and cycleways and 8 hectares of adjacent parkland. It was completed and opened in 1994.

Forest Lake is situated in the Yugarabul traditional Aboriginal country.

A homestead was built by Henry Farley in the late 1870s on a site that is now Homestead Park. It was a substantial building of two-stories and timber construction. In 1881 the homestead and surrounding property were purchased by Michael (Stumpy) Durack. The surrounding area became part of "Archerfield Station". In the 1930s it was destroyed by fire, although it has been said that termites caused a great deal of damage to the structure beforehand.

During World War II, there was a command post of the Darra Ordnance Ammunition Depot in the area now Forest Lake. This depot was the largest ordnance depot in the South West Pacific Area. On 31 August 2005 the Richlands-Inala History Group erected an honour stone in Homestead Park, the site of the command post, commemorating the ammunition depot and the American army camps in Inala and Wacol nearby. In 1990, construction of the master planned community commenced by Delfin Lend Lease. In 1991, Forest Lake was officially launched by the then Premier of QueenslandWayne Goss. The development lasted until 2006, when the last block of land was sold.

Forest Lake State School opened on 1 January 1994.

Forest Lake College (College Avenue Campus) opened in 1994.

By 1998 the suburb had 10,100 residents.

The master planned community which was created by Delfin Lend Lease was so successful, that in the latter years of the development, up to 40% of new homes sold were purchased by existing residents. (David Keir, Project Director 1996-2000).

Grand Avenue State School opened on 1 January 1999.

Forest Lake State High School opened on 1 January 2001.

As the first Master Planned Community within the City of Brisbane, Forest Lake won numerous awards for its design and Delfin, the developer of Forest Lake, was absorbed into Lend Lease in 2001. Now operating as Delfin Lend Lease, they are developing the adjacent Springfield Lakes Master Planned Community.

Forest Lake College (Alpine Place Campus) opened on 2002.

Mary McConnel School opened on 28 January 2003.

Forest Lake had a population of 20,900 residents, as of February 2006.

In 2011, Forest Lake College was renamed St John's Anglican College.

In 2011, the lake experienced a blue-green algae (cyanobacterial) bloom, causing some concern to local residents. A local councillor advised people to not enter the water due to the high toxicity levels from the algae bloom. The algae bloom occurred again in 2017.

In the 2011 census Forest Lake had a population of 22,426 people.

In the 2016 census, Forest Lake had a population of 22,904 people.

Forest Lake State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Kauri Place. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 865 students with 69 teachers (59 full-time equivalent) and 38 non-teaching staff (26 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Grand Avenue State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Cnr Centennial Way & Grand Avenue. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1225 students with 90 teachers (78 full-time equivalent) and 46 non-teaching staff (30 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Forest Lake State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at High Street. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1485 students with 121 teachers (117 full-time equivalent) and 57 non-teaching staff (43 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

St John's Anglican College (formerly Forest Lake College) is a private primary (Prep-6) and secondary school (7-12) for boys and girls. It operates two campuses: a primary campus at Alpine Place and a secondary campus at College Avenue. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 927 students with 80 teachers (69 full-time equivalent) and 63 non-teaching staff (43 full-time equivalent).

Forest Lake is serviced by a weekly visit of the Brisbane City Council's mobile library service at the Forest Lake Shopping Centre.

Sports include: Australian rules football, rugby union, netball, baseball, basketball, tennis, swimming, water polo, triathlon, cricket and athletics.

Transport for Brisbane operates 5 routes that serve stops in Forest Lake:

In the 2011 census, Forest Lake recorded a population of 22,426 people, 51.9% female and 48.1% male. The median age of the Forest Lake population was 33 years of age, 4 years below the Australian median. 61% of people living in Forest Lake were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 7.9%, England 4.7%, Vietnam 3.1%, India 1.8%, South Africa 1.6%. 73.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 5% Vietnamese, 1.6% Samoan, 1.4% Sinhalese, 1.3% Mandarin, 1.2% Hindi.

According to the 2016 census, Forest Lake includes the largest Sri Lankan Australian community of any suburb in Queensland, numbering 344 individuals and making up 1.5% of the suburb's population.

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