Alexandra Hills, Queensland

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Alexandra Hills
Redland CityQueensland
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Alexandra Hills hotel, 2013
Alexandra Hills is located in Queensland
Alexandra Hills
Alexandra Hills
Coordinates27°32′00″S 153°13′32″E / 27.5333°S 153.2255°E / -27.5333; 153.2255 (Alexandra Hills (centre of locality))
Population16,254 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,186/km2 (3,073/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4161
Area13.7 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Redland City
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Bowman
Suburbs around Alexandra Hills:
Birkdale Wellington Point Ormiston
Capalaba Alexandra Hills Cleveland
Capalaba Sheldon Thornlands

Alexandra Hills is a residential locality in the City of Redland, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Alexandra Hills had a population of 16,254 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Alexandra Hills sits between two major areas of Redlands, with Cleveland to the east and Capalaba to the west. Alexandra Hills itself is notable as the only enclaved suburb of the largely coastal Redland City.

Finucane Crossing is near the western edge of locality (27°31′25″S 153°14′46″E / 27.5237°S 153.2461°E / -27.5237; 153.2461 (Finucane Crossing)). It is near where Finucane Road crosses Hilliards Creek into neighbouring Ormiston and Cleveland.[3][4]

History[edit]

Alexandra Hills State School opened on 28 January 1975.[5]

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School opened on 1 January 1980 on a 5.974-hectare (14.76-acre) site purchased by the Archdiocese of Brisbane. The school opened with 157 students under the leadership of Presentation Sister Kieran McNamara.[5] Archbishop Francis Rush blessed and officially blessed the school on Sunday 9 March 1980.[6]

Vienna Woods State School opened on 29 January 1985.[5]

Alexandra Hills State High School opened on 27 January 1987.[5]

Hilliard State School opened on 29 January 1991.[5]

The Anglican Church of the Resurrection was dedicated in 1991 and consecrated in 2010.[7]

In the 2011 census, Alexandra Hills recorded a population of 16,728 people.[8]

In the 2016 census, Alexandra Hills had a population of 16,254 people.[1]

The Sycamore School opened in 2017 to provide special education for children with autism.[9]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Alexandra Hills recorded a population of 16,728 people, 50.7% female and 49.3% male.[8] The median age of the Alexandra Hills population was 35 years, 2 years below the national median of 37. 77% of people living in Alexandra Hills were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.8%, England 4.3%, South Africa 0.9%, Philippines 0.8%, Scotland 0.7%. 91.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% German, 0.3% Polish, 0.3% Filipino, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Spanish.[8]

Education[edit]

Alexandra Hills State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 12 Princeton Avenue (27°31′05″S 153°13′16″E / 27.5181°S 153.2212°E / -27.5181; 153.2212 (Alexandra Hills State School)).[10][11] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 199 students with 24 teachers (15 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10][13]

Vienna Woods State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 12 Heffernan Road (27°31′40″S 153°13′48″E / 27.5279°S 153.2300°E / -27.5279; 153.2300 (Vienna Woods State School)).[10][14] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 253 students with 25 teachers (19 full-time equivalent) and 17 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

Hilliard State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Cnr Alexandra Circuit & Hanover Drive (27°32′32″S 153°13′48″E / 27.5422°S 153.2300°E / -27.5422; 153.2300 (Hilliard State School)).[10][15] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 733 students with 55 teachers (47 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

St Anthony's School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at St Anthony's Drive (27°31′14″S 153°12′59″E / 27.5206°S 153.2165°E / -27.5206; 153.2165 (St Anthony's School)).[10][16] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 477 students with 35 teachers (32 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).[12]

The Sycamore School is a private primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls with autism on the Alexandra Hills TAFE Campus at 29 Windemere Road (27°31′31″S 153°12′37″E / 27.5254°S 153.2104°E / -27.5254; 153.2104 (The Sycamore School)).[10][17] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 62 students with 11 teachers (10 full-time equivalent) and 18 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).[12][9]

Alexandra Hills State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Windemere Road (27°31′25″S 153°12′55″E / 27.5237°S 153.2154°E / -27.5237; 153.2154 (Alexandra Hills State High School)).[10][18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1457 students with 123 teachers (116 full-time equivalent) and 60 non-teaching staff (44 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10][19] The school is the home of 136 Army Cadet Unit - City of Redlands. Until 2010, it was the largest school in the City of Redland but rapid growth of enrolments at Cleveland District State High School have put Alexandra Hills into 2nd place since 2011.[20]

The Alexandra Hills Campus of the Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE is in Windermere Street (27°31′31″S 153°12′44″E / 27.5252°S 153.2122°E / -27.5252; 153.2122 (Alexandra Hills TAFE campus)) and is adjacent to Alexandra Hills State High School.[21]

Commercial[edit]

Sporting Clubs[edit]

  • Alexandra Hills Bombers Australian Rules Football Club
  • Alexandra Hills Cricket Club
  • Meteors Netball Club

Parks, bushland and recreation[edit]

Squirrel Glider Conservation Area, 2013
  • Windemere Road Park
  • Coolwinpin Creek
  • Valantine Park
  • Community Centre
  • Keith Surridge Oval
  • Hanover Drive Park
  • George Street Park

Windemere Road Park is the most developed park in Alexandra Hills. The most recent[when?] addition has been a climbing wall. It also hosts a flying fox, skate/bike bowl, basketball court and an off the leash area for dogs. The park itself stretches from Windemere Road to Cumberland Drive.

The George Street and Hanover Drive Parks also have dog offleash areas and there is a trial area in Valantine Park.

Alex Hills Hotel[edit]

Alexandra Hills is also home to the popular McGuire's owned venue 'The Alexandra Hills Hotel' or colloquially known as 'The Alex'. The hotel is situated on the outer edges of Alexandra Hills almost bordering nearby suburbs Wellington Point and Cleveland. The hotel is also home to the 'Squeeze Club', a weekend nightclub commonly referred to as 'The Pit'. It is located on the top level of the Hotel.

Amenities[edit]

The Redland City Council operates a mobile library service which visits the Bluebell Street Shops.[22]

The Anglican Church of the Resurrection is at 48 Newhaven Street (corner Windermere Street, 27°31′33″S 153°12′57″E / 27.5258°S 153.2157°E / -27.5258; 153.2157 (Anglican Church of the Resurrection)).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Alexandra Hills (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Alexandra Hills – locality in City of Redland (entry 48174)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Finucane Crossing – locality unbounded in City of Redland (entry 12456)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ "9542-29 Capalaba" (Map). Queensland Government. 1974. Archived from the original on 16 October 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ "School History". St Anthonys, Alexandra Hills. Archived from the original on 16 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Year Book" (PDF). Anglican Archdiocese of Brisbane. 2019. p. 129. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 September 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  8. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Alexandra Hills (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 January 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ a b "About Us". The Syacamore School. Archived from the original on 16 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Alexandra Hills State School". Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  12. ^ a b c d e f "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Alexandra Hills SS - Special Education Program". Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Vienna Woods State School". Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  15. ^ "Hilliard State School". Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  16. ^ "St Anthony's School". Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  17. ^ "The Sycamore School". Archived from the original on 5 September 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Alexandra Hills State High School". Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  19. ^ "Alexandra Hills SHS - Special Education Program". Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  20. ^ "State school enrolments". Queensland Government data. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  21. ^ "Alexandra Hills TAFE Campus". TAFE Queensland. Archived from the original on 16 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  22. ^ "Mobile Library". Redland City Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.

External links[edit]

  • "Alexandra Hills". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.