Carole Park, Queensland

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Carole Park
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 1,869 (2006)[1]
Established 1972
Postcode(s) 4078
Location 21 km (13 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Brisbane
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Inala
Federal Division(s) Division of Oxley
Suburbs around Carole Park:
Gailes Wacol Forest Lake
Gailes Carole Park Ellen Grove
Goodna Camira Greenbank

Carole Park is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) south west of the Brisbane central business district. The Place Names Board designated the suburb and its name in 1972.[2]

Geography[edit]

Carole Park is half residential, half industrial, with the Logan Motorway separating the two areas.[2] The industrial side is part of the City of Ipswich, while the residential side comes under City of Brisbane. The peculiar division was the result of Shire of Moreton being absorbed into Brisbane, Ipswich and Esk during the 1990s.

As of May 2010 the residential part of Carole Park changed to Ellen Grove and allocated 4078 as their new Brisbane post code.

History[edit]

The suburb was not settled until the 1940s with the exception of a few farms.[2] Electricity was provided around 1965 and mains water in 1969.[2] The Queensland Housing Commission provided housing to residents in the 1970s.

Amenities[edit]

It is a quiet suburb with a primary school and a small shopping centre. There is easy access to trains and the motorway. A public swimming pool was opened in 1995.[2]

Carole Park is serviced by a fortnightly visit of the Brisbane City Council's mobile library service at the Carole Park State School, 260 Waterford Road.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Carole Park (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. pp. 51–55. 
  3. ^ "Mobile library services". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 27°37′S 152°56′E / 27.617°S 152.933°E / -27.617; 152.933