Upper Kedron, Queensland

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Upper Kedron
BrisbaneQueensland
Upper Kedron Cedar Creek hall - carpark (6284780326).jpg
Upper Kedron Cedar Creek hall
Coordinates 27°25′08″S 152°55′08″E / 27.41889°S 152.91889°E / -27.41889; 152.91889 (Upper Kedron, Queensland)Coordinates: 27°25′08″S 152°55′08″E / 27.41889°S 152.91889°E / -27.41889; 152.91889 (Upper Kedron, Queensland)
Population 3,432 (2011)[1]
 • Density 365.1/km2 (946/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4055
Area 9.4 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Enoggera Ward)
State electorate(s) Ferny Grove
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Upper Kedron:
Camp Mountain Ferny Grove Keperra
Brisbane Forest Park Upper Kedron Enoggera
The Gap The Gap St Johns Wood

Upper Kedron is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north-west of the Brisbane CBD. Upper Kedron is a residential suburb on the edge of the Brisbane Forest Park.

The suburb contains the headwaters of the two tributaries of Kedron Brook, namely Kedron Creek and Cedar Creek.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Upper Kedron is 3,432, 50.1% female and 49.9% male.

The median/average age of the Upper Kedron population is 31 years of age, 6 years below the Australian average.

81.3% of people living in Upper Kedron were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 3%, Scotland 0.6%, South Africa 0.6%, Iran 0.4%.

92.5% of people speak English as their first language 0.7% Persian (excluding Dari), 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Sinhalese.

Development[edit]

In 2014, Cedar Woods Properties purchased the largest available parcel of land remaining within Upper Kedron for $68 Million.

Cedar Woods lodged a Development Application with Brisbane City Council over the Suburb's remaining undeveloped land within the South East Queensland Urban Footprint, noting the Council's zones as being inconsistent with the South East Queensland Regional Plan. The development proposes to use an existing road reserve which runs through the property to connect with Mount Nebo Road, and ultimately Waterworks Road.[2]

The proposed 227 hectare development includes 91 hectares of open space and up to 1,350 individual dwellings to be developed over a period of ten years. The works to develop the site are estimated to cost $900 million, and will generate up to 1,000 jobs at its peak.

The proposed development responds to the site's topography by offering a range of living options, ranging from bush blocks, to lots designed for terrace-style dwellings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Upper Kedron (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.upperkedronestate.com.au Upper Kedron Estate pre-development website

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