Edmonton, Queensland

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Edmonton
CairnsQueensland
Population 8,035 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 4869
Location 10 km (6 mi) from Cairns
LGA(s) Cairns Region
Suburbs around Edmonton:
Bentley Park
Edmonton
Gordonvale

Edmonton used to be an independent township supporting a sugar mill, but in recent times[date missing] has become a suburb of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the centre of Cairns on the Bruce Highway and within the Cairns Region local government area. At the 2006 census, Edmonton had a population of 8,035.[1] In 1911 a railway station was built in the location and named Edmonton, probably after Edmonton, London, England. The town then took this name.[2]

The primary industry in Edmonton was traditionally sugar cane harvesting, but as Edmonton has grown, it has become an outer suburb of Cairns. Edmonton has experienced rapid growth in new housing estates in recent years resulting in consequent population growth.

In March 2006, Tropical Cyclone Larry hit Edmonton causing minimal damage. The centre of the cyclone passed through the town of Innisfail, 75 kilometres (47 mi) south of the suburb.

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Communications[edit]

As a suburb of Cairns, Edmonton is served by the city's broadcasting media outlets and the Cairns Post newspaper. The Southern Herald is the local independent monthly suburban newspaper which is delivered to homes in Edmonton.

Entertainment[edit]

Edmonton is home to a mid sized water park/recreation area named Sugarworld.[3] Here you can see some relics from the city's sugar cane mill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Edmonton (Cairns City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Place name details - Edmonton". Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.sugarworld.com.au/

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Coordinates: 17°01′S 145°45′E / 17.017°S 145.750°E / -17.017; 145.750