Old Cleveland Road in Carina.
|• Density||2,289/km2 (5,930/sq mi)|
|Area||4.5 km2 (1.7 sq mi)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) east of Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
|State electorate(s)||Bulimba, Chatsworth|
|Federal Division(s)||Bonner, Griffith|
Carina is a mostly residential suburb. There are four schools; St Martins primary school (Catholic Primary School), Carina State School, Mayfield State School and San Sisto College (Girls Catholic Secondary School). Carina State School is officially in the suburb of Carindale, although it adjoins the boundary which is the centreline of Creek Road at the front of the school.
The Brisbane City Council has a large bus depot located in Creek Road. The crime rate is low. Carina is close to Westfield Carindale. Travel to the Brisbane CBD is approx. 15 mins by car (off peak). Bus links are good to the city (approx. 15 min), and the railway station at Cannon Hill is located nearby.
Clem Jones Centre is a large sporting complex situated on Creek Road, Carina. Sports include rugby league, netball, hockey, lawn bowls, baseball, basketball, tennis, swimming, water polo, triathlon, cricket, and athletics. Carina is also home to the Carina Tigers Rugby League Football Club, who are sought out to be one of the top teams in the Brisbane district.
The area which is now Carina was first settled by Europeans in the 1850s, with the land mainly used for farming and timber-getting. The locality was named after an estate on Creek Road, and originally encompassed the modern suburbs of Carina Heights and Carindale. Growth occurred during the 1880s and early 1900s, when it was the main place of settlement in the Shire of Belmont. However the area remained mostly rural until after World War II, when the construction of public housing contributed to a rapid population increase in the 1950s and 1960s.
Between 1960 and 1969 the suburb was served by trolleybuses operated by the Brisbane City Council, which ran along Stanley Road, terminating at the intersection of Creek Road. The remains of these tracks are listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.
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- Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Carina". Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics. "Carina". Retrieved 26 October 2013.
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- "Carina State School". Retrieved 6 December 2007.
- "Easts Carina JRLFC". Retrieved 6 December 2007.
- "Redsox Baseball Club". Retrieved 2007-12-06wefsdfasddf.
- "Southern Districts Basketball Association". Retrieved 6 December 2007.
- "CJ's Swim Club". Retrieved 6 December 2007.
- "Carina Leagues Triathlon Club". Retrieved 6 December 2007.
- "Balmoral Little Athletics Club". Retrieved 6 December 2007.
- "Thompson Estate and Eastern Suburbs Athletics, Brisbane (Queensland) athletics and cross country running club". Retrieved 4 March 2009.
- "Old Cleveland Road Tramway Tracks (entry 16576)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
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