Westfield Carindale from Creek Road.
|Location||10 km (6 mi) east of Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane,
Notable features of the suburb include a large shopping centre - Westfield Carindale, the Pacific Golf Club, Belmont State School, Belmont Bushland Reserve, Belmont Private Hospital (psychiatric only) and Bulimba Creek. The Gateway Motorway borders the suburb.
Surrounding suburbs include Belmont, Cannon Hill, Carina, Carina Heights, Mackenzie, Mansfield, Mount Gravatt East and Tingalpa. Public transport runs frequently to and from Carindale and the City via Old Cleveland Road and Creek Road, leading to the South East Busway.
In the federal House of Representatives, the people of Carindale are represented by Ross Vasta MP (Liberal National Party) in the seat of Bonner. In the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, Carindale residents are represented by Steve Minnikin MP (Liberal National Party) in the seat of Chatsworth. In the Brisbane City Council, the people of Carindale are represented by Cr Adrian Schrinner (Liberal National Party) in the Chandler Ward.
In 1973 Carindale Nursing Home was opened in Foxglove St, Mt Gravatt East and in 1978 permission was granted to the developers to use Carindale as the name of the new shopping centre. In 1980 the suburb of Carindale was created.
The 2011 Australian census recorded a population of 15,577 in Carindale. 32.4% of residents were born in another country, 51.7% had at least one parent who was born in another country, and 24.2% spoke a language other than English in their home.
The suburb is home to one of the largest Westfield Shopping Centres in Brisbane, Westfield Carindale. The large shopping complex features a Myer and David Jones Departments store as well as various other stores.
The area is of a high socio-economic condition, which is evidenced by the "mini-mansions" that form much of the suburb. In recent years, many high density apartment blocks have been approved throughout the retail area of the suburb and are now under construction. The apartments rise up to the maximum height of 8 floors.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Carindale, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- "Carindale, QLD 4152". LJ Hooker. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- Chandler Ward - Brisbane City Council
- "CARINDALE SHOPPING CENTRE". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
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