Pro Drive Driver Education at Rochedale South

Driving Lessons Rochedale South

Pro Drive driving school provides driving lessons in Rochedale South and surrounding suburbs.

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

Pro Drive Driving School 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. 

Rochedale South is a northern residential suburb in the City of LoganQueensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Rochedale South had a population of 15,317 people.

Rochedale South is 20.6 kilometres (12.8 mi) by road from the Brisbane CBD, or 15 minutes drive, 59.9 kilometres (37.2 mi) or 35 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast and 26.8 kilometres (16.7 mi) or 21 minutes drive from Brisbane Airport.

Its Northern boundaries of Priestdale and Underwood Road form the Logan/Brisbane local council boundary. Part of the suburb's western boundary follows the Pacific Motorway. In the past Rochedale was known for its rich, red soil that is good for crops. Yet due to recent years of drought in the area, much of the farming has been abandoned and are now commercialised.

It borders RochedaleEight Mile PlainsPriestdaleSpringwood and Underwood.

It is adjacent the Pacific Highway (Brisbane/Gold Coast Highway) and in close proximity to the Gateway Motorway, and Southeast Freeway.

The closest bus stations are in adjacent suburbs. Springwood and Eight Mile Plains (South East Busway).

The closest train station is in Kuraby, 4 km west.

In 1952, the Gill family ran a poultry farm and piggery and in 1967 developed the land into the first sewered estate in the region. They named some of the streets after the towns and streets in England from where they originated in 1951. Some of the streets were Ridgeway Street, Green Way, Edgeware Drive Gills Close and Hindmarsh Court.

The Strathlands shopping centre opened on Underwood Road in 1970 but was later renamed Rochedale Shopping Village. A number of churches were established in the following decades as the population of the suburb expanded with estate developments.

The suburb was named and bounded on 1 August 1979,  when it was split off from the larger Rochedale. The name Rochedale refers to Irish immigrant Thomas Roche who farmed vines and fruit in the 1870s. The name Rochedale has been used since the 1880s.

Springwood Road State School opened on 29 January 1974.

Rochedale South State School opened on 30 January 1979.

In the 2011 census, Rochedale South recorded a population of 14,996 people, 51.3% female and 48.7% male.

In the 2016 census, Rochedale South had a population of 15,317 people.

Springwood Road State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 94-120 Springwood Road. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 586 students with 46 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Rochedale South State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Wendron Street. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 463 students with 37 teachers (31 full-time equivalent) and 24 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

There are no secondary schools in Rochedale South. The nearest secondary schools are Rochedale State High School in Rochedale to the north and Springwood State High School in Springwood to the south.[11]

Rochedale is home to the 2010 Brisbane Premier League champions, Rochedale Rovers Football Club. They play out of Underwood Park, Priestdale.

In the 2011 census, Rochedale South recorded a population of 14,996 people, 51.3% female and 48.7% male. The median age of the Rochedale South population was 35 years, 2 years below the national median of 37. 71.9% of people living in Rochedale South were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.5%, England 4.3%, South Africa 1.1%, India 0.6%, Fiji 0.6%. 86.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Cantonese, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.6% Arabic, 0.5% Hindi, 0.4% Greek.

The projected population from 2016 census is as follows:

2016 15,984

2021 16,740 (4.5% increase from 2016)

2026 16,896 (0.9% increase from 2021)

2031 16,977 (0.5% increase from 2026)

2036 17,129 (0.9% increase from 2031)

2041 17,259 (0.8% increase from 2036)

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