In 1909 the mill was described as being situated in the centre of Benowa Village on an elevated site.
The Binstead family, timber-getters and farmers, settled near a good ford in the river which was accessible except during times of flood.
In 1957, electricity poles were erected within the estate in preparation for power lines to be installed.
Advancetown was a halfway point between the ranges and the railway station where the drivers and bullocks rested, ate and drank.
In 2014 Broadbeach became the southern terminus of the Gold Coast light rail connecting the area directly to Surfers Paradise and Southport.