Baringa, Queensland

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Baringa
Queensland
Baringa is located in Queensland
Baringa
Baringa
Coordinates 26°48′39″S 153°04′59″E / 26.8108°S 153.0830°E / -26.8108; 153.0830Coordinates: 26°48′39″S 153°04′59″E / 26.8108°S 153.0830°E / -26.8108; 153.0830
Postcode(s) 4551
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s) Caloundra
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Baringa:
Bells Creek Little Mountain Caloundra West
Bells Creek Baringa Caloundra West
Bells Creek Bells Creek Caloundra West

Baringa is a locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

History[edit]

The name Baringa comes from the Gubbi-Gubbi language and means summit. It is also a word in the Kabi Kabi language meaning little mountain.[1]

The locality of Baringa was excised from Bells Creek on 18 August 2017. It was created to accommodate residential population growth in the Caloundra South Priority Development Area.[1][2] The first residential land sales commenced in August 2016 with the expectation of homes being occupied from 2017. Baringa is part of a $5 billion master-planned community being developed by Stockland and is expected to accommodate 50,000 people in 30 years time.[3]

A new primary (P-6) school, Baringa State School, will open in 2018 on Baringa Drive, the highest point in the residential area. The school will have an initial capacity of 470 students with a plan to accommodate 1100 students in approximately 5-8 years. The principal is Noel Baggs. The school will have an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Baringa - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 50031)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Recent place name decisions". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "UNVEILED: Your first look inside the Coast's newest city". Sunshine Coast Daily. 11 August 2016. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Jones, Kate (22 September 2017). "New state-of-the-art primary school in Caloundra named". The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.