Deeragun, Queensland

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Deeragun
TownsvilleQueensland
Oakdale Heights, Deeragun, April 2012.JPG
Modern housing development in Deeragun with a walkway along Saunders Creek
Population 3,525 (2011)[1]
 • Density 511/km2 (1,323/sq mi)
Established 1990s
Postcode(s) 4818
Area 6.9 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Location 16.5 km (10 mi) from Townsville CBD
LGA(s) City of Townsville
Division 2
State electorate(s) Thuringowa
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Deeragun:
Black River Mount Low Pallarenda
Jensen Deeragun Burdell
Rangewood Shaw

Deeragun is an outer suburb of Townsville in Queensland, Australia, located approximately 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) west of the Townsville CBD. Deeragun is mainly a residential and rural-residential suburb characterised by the hill at Innes Estate and the Saunders Creek nature strip. As at 2011 the population is 3,525 residents.[1]

History[edit]

Deeragun is a relatively new suburb, being developed in the 1990s. The suburb is laid out around the old school and Nightjar Railway Station with much of the original residential development built by the Housing Commission. The origin of the name Deeragun is unrecorded.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The suburb contains the Woodlands Centro shopping complex that provides Northern Beaches residents access to a supermarket, a post office, several fast food outlets, medical and veterinary services, some recreational businesses and fuel service stations. Additional shopping and restaurant amenities are in various stages of construction since 2011.

A police station, Community Recreation Hall, a few churches and Woodlands Skate Park are also located in Deeragun.

Transport[edit]

Arterial road[edit]

The Bruce Highway borders Deeragun to the north. It is at Deeragun where the Bruce Highway becomes a dual lane carriageway for the first time when approaching Townsville from the north. The final stage of the Townsville Ring Road (Section 4) is due for construction and will be a high-speed bypass road for traffic between Deeragun and Bohle Plains suburbs.[3]

Public transport[edit]

Hermit Park Bus Service connects Deeragun with Townsville by providing through its "Route 33" a direct bus route to the Aitkenvale and Townsville CBD bus exchanges.[4] Route 33 is part of the Department of Transport and Main Roads qconnect initiative and also has a major stop in Bushland Beach.

The taxi service as an alternative form of public transport is also available in Deeragun. This service is operated by Townsville Taxis.

Airport[edit]

Deeragun is approximately 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi) from Townsville Airport.

Education[edit]

Deeragun is served by three schools. They are:

  • Bohlevale State Primary School [5]
  • Northern Beaches State High School [6]
  • St Anthony's Catholic College [7]

Additionally, there is a number of child care facilities available in the suburb.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 19°15′S 146°40′E / 19.250°S 146.667°E / -19.250; 146.667