Beaconsfield, Queensland

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Beaconsfield
MackayQueensland
Beaconsfield is located in Queensland
Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield
Coordinates21°05′20″S 149°10′01″E / 21.0888°S 149.1669°E / -21.0888; 149.1669 (Beaconsfield (centre of suburb))
Population5,490 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density871/km2 (2,257/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4740
Area6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Mackay Region
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Dawson
Suburbs around Beaconsfield:
Rural View Rural View Blacks Beach
Richmond Beaconsfield Andergrove
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant North Mackay

Beaconsfield is a suburb of Mackay in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Beaconsfield had a population of 5,490 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Beaconsfields is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of the Mackay CBD.

History[edit]

The suburb was named after the Beaconsfield sugar plantation. It had a sugar crushing mill from about 1882 to 1893.[3]

Mackay Wanderers Soccer Club was established in 1923.[4]

In 1928 the Mackay Golf Club established a 9-hole course and club house in Beaconsfield on a 122-acre (49 ha) leased site. A further 43 acres (17 ha) were purchased in 1939, but due to World War II it was not until 1947 that a further 9 holes were established on this land. A new club house was built in 1967. In 1981 the club constructed an on-site dam for irrigation with a second dam built in 1999. In 1985 the club changed its constitution to allow women to have full membership rights. Prior to coming to Beaconsfield, the club established a 9-hole golf course on the Mackay town common (later Mackay Airport) in 1925 with its first club house built in 1926 which was subsequently relocated to Beaconsfield.[5][6]

Carlisle Adventist Christian College opened in 1950.[7]

Kewarra State Special School opened on 21 February 1987. The school had been previously operated by the Endeavour Foundation. On 10 August 2002 it was renamed Mackay District Special School.[7]

Whitsunday Anglican School opened on 27 January 1988.[7]

Beaconsfield State School opened on 1 January 1999.[7][8]

In the 2016 census Beaconsfield had a population of 5,490 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Beaconsfield State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Nadina Street (21°05′36″S 149°10′17″E / 21.0933°S 149.1713°E / -21.0933; 149.1713 (Beaconsfield State School)).[9][10] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 343 students with 27 teachers (23 full-time equivalent) and 33 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent).[11] It includes a special education program.[9] The C&K Beaconsfield Community Kindergarten is on-site at the Beaconsfield State School.[12]

Carlisle Adventist Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-10) school for boys and girls at 17 Holts Road (21°06′02″S 149°09′52″E / 21.1006°S 149.1644°E / -21.1006; 149.1644 (Carlisle Adventist Christian College)).[9][13] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 206 students with 20 teachers (18 full-time equivalent) and 15 non-teaching staff (10 full-time equivalent).[11]

Whitsunday Anglican School is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at Celeber Drive (21°06′09″S 149°10′20″E / 21.1026°S 149.1721°E / -21.1026; 149.1721 (Whitsunday Anglican School)).[9][14] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 649 students with 62 teachers (58 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (31 full-time equivalent).[11]

Mackay District Special School is a special primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 63 Mansfield Drive (21°05′41″S 149°10′14″E / 21.0947°S 149.1706°E / -21.0947; 149.1706 (Mackay District Special School)).[9][15] It is available for students with a diverse range of abilities and special education requirements.[16] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 94 students with 23 teachers (22 full-time equivalent) and 29 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent).[11]

There is no government secondary school in Beaconsfield. The nearest government secondary schools are Pioneer State High School in neighbouring Andergrove to the east and Mackay North State High School in neighbouring North Mackay to the south-east.[17]

Amenities[edit]

Mackay Golf Club operates an 18-hole golf course on Mackay-Bucasia Road for members and the public (21°05′13″S 149°09′39″E / 21.0869°S 149.1609°E / -21.0869; 149.1609 (Mackay Golf Club)).[18]

Mackay Wanderers Soccer Club is at 17 Ben Nevis Street (21°05′11″S 149°10′16″E / 21.0863°S 149.1710°E / -21.0863; 149.1710 (Mackay Wanderers Soccer Club)).[19][4]

There are a number of parks in the suburb, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Beaconsfield (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Beaconsfield – suburb in Mackay Region (entry 46760)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Beaconsfield". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Mackay Wanderers FC". Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  5. ^ "About the Mackay Golf Club". Mackay Golf Club. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Mackay Golf Club History". Mackay Golf Club. Archived from the original on 13 March 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d e "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Beaconsfield State School". Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  11. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Beaconsfield State School". Beaconsfield State School. January 2018. Archived from the original on 2 February 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Carlisle Adventist Christian College". Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Whitsunday Anglican School". Archived from the original on 23 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Mackay District Special School". Archived from the original on 25 February 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Mackay District Special School". Mackay District Special School. January 2018. Archived from the original on 2 February 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  18. ^ "Mackay Golf Club". Archived from the original on 9 March 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  19. ^ a b c d e f "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.

External links[edit]

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