Gold Coast, Queensland
Looking from Jasmine Crescent across new housing developments towards the Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Ormeau, 2014
|Location||49 km (30 mi) south of Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||Gold Coast City|
|State electorate(s)||Albert, Coomera|
Ormeau is a hinterland town on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Ormeau was originally a French name which means ‘young elm’. It came from Ormeau House the estate of Major A. J. Boyd, a sugar planter of the 1860s.
The Darlington Park Raceway, which was located here and once used for an assignment on the third season of The Mole, was shut down in 2005 after complaints from the local council.
- Ormeau State Primary
- Norfolk Village State Primary School
- Livingstone Christian College
- Ormeau Woods State High School
- Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)
Sport and recreation
A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Ormeau Shearers is the local rugby league club who play home games at Ormeau Oval. The Ormeau Bulldogs are the local football (AFL) team for both juniors and masters (over 35's), which had two new ovals open for use in 2014.
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