Banyo, Queensland

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Banyo
BrisbaneQueensland
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Real estate map for sale of residential blocks to the south of Banyo railway station
Population 5,607 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,078/km2 (2,793/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4014
Area 5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Location 13 km (8 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Nudgee
Federal Division(s) Lilley
Suburbs around Banyo:
Boondall Boondall Nudgee
Virginia Banyo Nudgee
Virginia Northgate Brisbane Airport

Banyo is a northern suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is a community split between residential and industrial land usage, the latter being attracted by the accessibility of local transport, including the Gateway Motorway.

Description[edit]

Banyo and the neighbouring suburb Nudgee, with which it is intertwined in many respects, are both rich in local history. This history includes the recent preservation of an Aboriginal Bora Ring. The areas of Nudgee and Nudgee Beach border on the Boondall Wetlands, which is protected by the Brisbane City Council.

Banyo has vastly increased the number of its business and industrial parks in recent years due to its close proximity to Brisbane Airport and the nearby Port of Brisbane. Nudgee Road is progressively becoming a commercial hub due to its connection to the Gateway Motorway, with a large service centre and petrol station and with new industrial grounds under construction overlooking the motorway itself.

The Australian Catholic University chose to establish its Brisbane campus on the site of the former Pius XII Seminary, which boosted the housing market within Banyo.

A new residential estate, 'Couture', has recently been developed on the site of an old Army depot lying adjacent to the Golden Circle cannery based in next-door Northgate. Another new residential estate, 'Vitale' has also recently been constructed nearby.

Banyo's commercial centre (the area surrounding Banyo railway station) has recently been enhanced following a Brisbane City Council Suburban Community Improvement Project (SCIP).

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Banyo is 5,607, 49.6% female and 50.4% male.

The median/average age of the Banyo population is 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian average.

71.5% of people living in Banyo were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.7%, India 3.8%, England 2.3%, Philippines 1.3%, China 1.2%.

82.1% of people speak English as their first language 2.6% Punjabi, 1.2% Mandarin, 0.9% Hindi, 0.7% Tongan, 0.7% Vietnamese.

Transport[edit]

Banyo railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Shorncliffe. The 306 bus service operated by Brisbane City Council also goes to the Cultural Centre via Fortitude Valley.[3]

Banyo Station has recently[when?] undergone an upgrade. The upgrade included restoring the 100-year-old station building, toilet upgrade, new and improved station furniture and signage, fresh painting and station cleaning.

The Australian Catholic University operates a free bus for students that runs from Toombul to the university via Northgate Railway Station.

Sport[edit]

Despite its name, the Virginia Golf Club is located at Elliott Road, Banyo.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Banyo". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Banyo (entry 47655)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  3. ^ TransLink Transit Authority, Bus timetables, archived from the original on 2010-11-14, retrieved 8 July 2013 
  4. ^ "Virginia Golf Club". Virginia Golf Club. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°22′34″S 153°04′44″E / 27.37611°S 153.07889°E / -27.37611; 153.07889 (Banyo)