Mount Ommaney, Queensland

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Mount Ommaney
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 2,334 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4074
Location 13 km (8 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Mount Ommaney
Federal Division(s) Division of Oxley
Suburbs around Mount Ommaney:
Pinjarra Hills Jindalee Sinnamon Park
Westlake Mount Ommaney Seventeen Mile Rocks
Middle Park Jamboree Heights Jamboree Heights

Mount Ommaney is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia 14 kilometres (9 mi) south-west of the CBD on the Centenary Highway.

History[edit]

The suburb takes its name from the mountain, which in turn takes its name from John Mansell Ommaney, the nephew of Stephen Simpson, Commissioner for Crown Lands in the Moreton Bay District. Simpson had designated his nephew, John Ommaney as his heir. On 11 March 1856 the young man, aged 20, was riding from Wolston House and was thrown from his horse. The horse returned to Wolson and a search was undertaken. Ommaney was found on the ground insensible and, despite medical attention, died. His body was taken by steamer to be buried in the Church of England cemetery at Paddington.[1][2][3]

Mount Ommaney was developed as part of the Centenary Project in 1959. It, along with surrounding suburbs such as Jindalee are known as the Centenary Suburbs.

Geography[edit]

Mount Ommaney is located on the southern side of the Brisbane River and the majority of the properties are located on the hill itself. A relatively large section of Mount Ommaney is forest that is protected by the Brisbane City Council and will not be developed, this includes the area next to the river that was once a stone quarry. Many of the lots in Mount Ommaney are around or in excess of 1000 square metres. The Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre is located on the outskirts of the suburb and is opposite to the Mount Ommaney Hotel. Homes on the top of the hill generally have great views either to the Brisbane CBD, the suburbs, the countryside on the opposite side of the river or the river itself. These houses tend to be very expensive as spare residential land is rare in Mount Ommaney.

Mount Ommaney has one golf course/country club that offers dining overlooking the course and across to the hill and creek.McLeod Country Golf Club has a course of 18 holes.[4] Alfresco dining on the verandah is available at McLeod. [4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Mount Ommaney is 2,334, 54.3% female and 45.7% male.

The median/average age of the Mount Ommaney population is 45 years of age, 8 years above the Australian average.

58% of people living in Mount Ommaney were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.5%, Vietnam 3.4%, Taiwan 3.3%, New Zealand 2.9%, South Africa 2.8%.

68.7% of people speak English as their first language 6.4% Mandarin, 4.9% Vietnamese, 4.6% Cantonese, 1.8% Arabic, 1.4% Tamil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queensland Index of Deaths, 1856/B9 John Ommanney
  2. ^ "MOUNT OMMANEY.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 1 April 1925. p. 6. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "STEAM POSTAL COMMUNICATION.". The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 26 March 1856. p. 2. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "McLeod Golf Club". Retrieved 21 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 27°32′43″S 152°55′53″E / 27.54528°S 152.93139°E / -27.54528; 152.93139