Pacific Pines, Queensland

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Pacific Pines
Gold CoastQueensland
Pacific Pines is located in Queensland
Pacific Pines
Pacific Pines
Coordinates 27°56′48″S 153°19′32″E / 27.9466°S 153.3256°E / -27.9466; 153.3256Coordinates: 27°56′48″S 153°19′32″E / 27.9466°S 153.3256°E / -27.9466; 153.3256
Population 14,788 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4211
LGA(s) Gold Coast City
State electorate(s) Gaven
Federal Division(s) Fadden [2]
Suburbs around Pacific Pines:
Oxenford Oxenford Oxenford
Maudsland Pacific Pines Gaven
Nerang Nerang Gaven

Pacific Pines is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. It is located between the Pacific Motorway (M1) and the NNE side of the Nerang State Forest. At the 2011 Census, Pacific Pines had a population of 14,788.[1] Currently Pacific Pines is selling its last available land lots.[3]

History[edit]

Pacific Pines was originally part of Gaven, Queensland; but became a separate suburb in 2003. Stockland bought the 800ha land in 1990 and designed it as a residential area with the capacity for 5,800 house lots and various community areas/features (e.g. parks, taverns, BBQ's).

Nature[edit]

A part of Pacific Pines is located next to the Nerang National Park. There are many types of native and non-native animals located throughout the suburb. Some of these animals include kangaroos, various types of snakes, lizards, birds and wallabies. Non-Native animals have been introduced into to the close by Nerang National Park and therefore have spread to many parts of the area. Some of these animals include the European Rabbit, Fellow Deer, European Fox and the Cane Toad.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Pacific Pines (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Fadden (Qld)". AEC. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pacific Pines". Centre for the Government of Queensland. Retrieved 20 May 2011.