Broadbeach, Queensland

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Broadbeach
Gold CoastQueensland
Hedges Avenue in Broad Beach.jpg
Hedges Avenue, 2007
Population 4,614 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4218
LGA(s) Gold Coast City
State electorate(s) Surfers Paradise, Mermaid Beach
Federal Division(s) Moncrieff
Suburbs around Broadbeach:
Broadbeach Waters Surfers Paradise Pacific Ocean
Broadbeach Waters Broadbeach Pacific Ocean
Mermaid Waters Mermaid Beach Pacific Ocean

Broadbeach is a suburb on the Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Census, Broadbeach had a population of 4,614.

Development in the area today mostly incorporates low rise structures, consisting of single bedroom houses and apartment blocks. Much of the suburb consists of canal waterways, including Lake Intrepid that are linked to the Nerang River.

The suburb contains a major road intersection between Nerang - Broadbeach Road and the Gold Coast Highway. The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival began in 2002 and continues to draw significant crowds each year.

The Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Club patrols the beach in the centre of the suburb.[2] Representing the suburb in the AFL Queensland State League and having its home ground at Merrimac Oval is the Broadbeach Australian Football Club. Other facilities include the Broadbeach Lawn Bowls Club, the Broadbeach Surfschool which provides surfing lessons, and the Gold Coast City Council Library Service.

Buildings[edit]

The Oracle, 2013

Broadbeach is home to one of Queensland's largest shopping centres, Pacific Fair, which serves as the regional public transport hub, known as the Pacific Fair Bus Station. The area is also home to the Jupiters Hotel and Casino, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Oasis Shopping Centre. Broadbeach Alliance manage the precinct and present annual events and festivals such as Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival and the Broadbeach Jazz Festival.

Well known apartment blocks include The Wave, The Oracle, Beach Haven, Niecon Plaza, the Hi-Ho Motel, Belle Maison, Bel Air and Air on Broadbeach. It wasn't until the construction of Lennon's Broadbeach Hotel (now the site of the Oasis Hotel and Shopping Centre) in 1955 that development in the area began to increase.[citation needed]

A monorail connects the Oasis Shopping Centre with Conrad Jupiters Casino, however the system is strictly privatised. The Gold Coast Oceanway provides pedestrians and cyclists access along the beaches of Broadbeach.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Broadbeach is 4,614, 48.7% female and 51.3% male.[1] The median/average age of the Broadbeach population is 37 years of age. 52.8% of people living in Broadbeach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 9.6%, England 4.5%, India 2.4%, Italy 1.2%, Japan 1.2%. 71.1% of people speak English as their first language 1.5% Japanese, 1.3% Punjabi, 1.3% Italian, 1.1% Spanish, 0.7% Hindi.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Broadbeach (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Surf Life Saving Queensland: Broadbeach SLSC". Surf Life Saving Queensland. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 

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