Norman Park, Queensland
|• Density||2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)|
|Area||3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) from Brisbane|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
Norman Park has numerous parks and recreational areas for residents in the area. Bordered by East Brisbane, Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Morningside and Hawthorne, Norman Park offers limited housing along the Brisbane River.
The suburb is served by rail, bus and ferry services. Frequent commuter trains use Norman Park railway station on services to the City and Cleveland. Buses operated by Brisbane Transport also link the suburb to the City and Westfield Carindale. Cross-river ferries, also operated by Brisbane Transport link the suburb with New Farm.
Norman Park began taking in the first settlers in 1853. Initially, development in Norman Park was slow and almost ceased after the 1893 Brisbane floods. Industries in Norman Park at the time included dairying, leather and brooms.
Between 1912 and 1926 a steam tram service to Belmont connected with the Queensland Government Railway at Norman Park. Initially the service was operated by the Belmont Shire Council. The service was suspended in 1924. The service was reinstated by the Brisbane City Council in 1925, but was again suspended in 1926. In 2006 remnants of the tramway's right of way could still be seen close to the railway station.
Shortly after World War II, rapid development took place, including the adjacent suburb of Seven Hills, and the land became totally residential. In the 1940s and 1950s, extensive reclaiming of land in the low-lying areas created parks and playing fields.
Norman Park has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 75 McIllwraith Avenue: Eulalia, Norman Park
- 97 Wynnum Road: Brisbane City Council Tramway Substation No 9 (former)
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Norman Park, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Eulalia (entry 15044)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Brisbane City Council Tramway Substation No 9 (former) (entry 19529)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Kevin Rudd once again running the nation from his back deck in Brisbane's Norman Park". Courier Mail. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
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