Centenary Suburbs

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Centenary
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 26,156 (?)[citation needed]
Postcode(s) 4074
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
Jamboree Ward
State electorate(s) Mount Ommaney
Federal Division(s) Oxley
Suburbs around Centenary:
Pinjarra Hills Kenmore Fig Tree Pocket
Bellbowrie Centenary Sinnamon Park
Moggill Wacol Darra

The Centenary Suburbs are a group of seven suburbs located in the outer-west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, bordered by the Brisbane River to the North and West, the Centenary Highway to the east and Wolston Creek to the south. The area was given its name by developer Hooker Rex in 1959, Queensland's centenary year that marked its separation from New South Wales in 1859.[1] All suburbs have the postcode of 4074. Originally the land was all known as Jindalee, indeed the 1967/68 Australian Scout Jamboree, held in what is now Jamboree Heights, is recorded as being held in Jindalee. From 1960 onwards Jindalee was progressively broken up into smaller suburbs, being:

While originally referring to new suburbs west of Centenary Highway, the descriptor of 'Centenary Suburbs' is now arguably applied to include also the new residential areas developed on the eastern side of that highway, namely Sinnamon Park and Seventeen Mile Rocks (postcode 4073).

History[edit]

Prior to the commencement of planning for L. J. Hooker's Hooker Centenary Project in 1959, the area was largely used for grazing and dairy farming. The area was severely damaged in the 1974 floods, including structural damage to the Centenary Bridge after a barge became stuck under the upstream side of the then two-lane bridge. The barge was deliberately holed using explosives and allowed to sink to reduce the floodwater pressure, before being refloated after the flood waters had receded and beached near Fig Tree Pocket to be cut up for scrap. The damage sustained by the bridge required its partial closure for repairs, prior to its duplication in 1980.

Environmental Protection[edit]

As residential expansion progressed, the 1990s saw the rise of community efforts to preserve riverfront bushland along the Brisbane River and encourage environmental protection of remnant natural areas in the Centenary Suburbs. Groups which formed to forge this greater interest in environmental protection include Save Our Riverfront Bushland (1991), Westlake-Riverhills Bushcare Group (1993) and Centenary & District Environment Action Inc (1996).

Public transport[edit]

The following bus routes service all or part of the Centenary Suburbs:

  • 103 - Mount Ommaney - Inala : Local via Darra (Every day) (BT)
  • 106 - Mount Ommaney - Indooroopilly : Local via Sinnamon Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Oxley, Corinda, Sherwood, Graceville and Chelmer (Monday-Saturday) (BT)
  • 450 - City - Riverhills : CityXpress via Cultural Centre, Coronation Drive, Toowong, Indooroopilly, Jindalee, Mount Ommaney, Jamboree Heights, Middle Park and Westlake (Weekends) (BT)
  • 451 - Mount Ommaney - Darra Station : Link via Sinnamon Park (Weekdays - Peak Hours Only) (BT)
  • 452 - Riverhills - Darra Station : Loop via Middle Park (Weekdays - Peak Hours Only) (BT)
  • 453 - City - Mount Ommaney : CityXpress via Cultural Centre, Coronation Drive, Toowong, Indooroopilly and Jindalee (Weekdays) (BT)
  • 454 - City - Riverhills : CityXpress via Cultural Centre, Coronation Drive, Toowong, Indooroopilly, Mount Ommaney, Jamboree Heights, Middle Park and Westlake (Weekdays) (BT)
  • 455 - City - Riverhills : Rocket via Milton Road, Western Freeway, Mount Ommaney, Jamboree Heights, Middle Park and Westlake (Weekdays - Peak Hours only) (BT)
  • 456 - City - Mount Ommaney : Rocket via Milton Road, Western Freeway and Jindalee (Weekdays - Peak Hours only) (BT)
  • 457 - City - Riverhills : City Precincts via Coronation Drive, Western Freeway, Jindalee, Mount Ommaney, Jamboree Heights, Middle Park and Westlake (Weekdays - Peak Hours only) (BT)
  • 458 - City - Mount Ommaney : City Precincts via Coronation Drive, Western Freeway and Jindalee. (Weekdays - Peak Hours only) (BT)
  • 459 - City - Riverhills : City Precincts via Coronation Drive, Western Freeway, Mount Ommaney, Jamboree Heights, Middle Park and Westlake (Weekdays - Peak Hours only) (BT)
  • 460 - City - Forest Lake & Inala : CityXpress via Cultural Centre, Coronation Drive, Toowong, Indooroopilly and Mount Ommaney (Every day) (BT)
  • N464 - City & Valley - Forest Lake : NightLink via Fortitude Valley, City, Milton, Toowong, Indooroopilly and Mount Ommaney (Late night Friday - Saturday only) (BT)

Schools[edit]

There are three state primary schools, one private primary school and one state high school in the Centenary suburbs, being:

School Name Opened Colours Address Website
Jindalee State School 1966 Hunter colours.svg Burrendah Road, Jindalee http://www.jindaleess.eq.edu.au/
Jamboree Heights State School January 1974 North Sydney colours.svg Beanland Street, Jamboree Heights http://www.jambheigss.eq.edu.au/
Good News Lutheran School 1984 Ipswich Colours.svg Horizon Drive, Middle Park http://www.goodnews.qld.edu.au/
Middle Park State School January 1987 Middle Park SS colours.png Sumners Road, Middle Park http://www.middparkss.eq.edu.au/
Centenary State High School 1999 Centenary SHS colours.png Moolanda Street, Jindalee http://www.centenaryshs.eq.edu.au/

Coordinates: 27°33′24.98″S 152°55′35.42″E / 27.5569389°S 152.9265056°E / -27.5569389; 152.9265056

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