Bellbowrie, Queensland

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Bellbowrie
BrisbaneQueensland
Check Point at the intersection of Moggill and Birkin Roads in Bellbowrie.jpg
Check Point at the intersection of Moggill and Birkin Roads in Bellbowrie, 2011
Bellbowrie is located in Queensland
Bellbowrie
Bellbowrie
Coordinates27°33′32″S 152°52′57″E / 27.5589°S 152.8824°E / -27.5589; 152.8824 (Bellbowrie (centre of suburb))
Population5,462 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density958/km2 (2,482/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4070
Area5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location21.8 km (14 mi) SW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Pullenvale Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Moggill
Federal division(s)Ryan
Suburbs around Bellbowrie:
Anstead Anstead Pinjarra Hills
Westlake
Anstead Bellbowrie Riverhills
Moggill Moggill Moggill

Bellbowrie is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census Bellbowrie had a population of 5,462 people.[1]

Bellbowrie is on the northern side of the Brisbane River and lies 17 kilometres (11 mi) west-southwest of Brisbane's city centre. It is a rapidly developing semi-rural area due to Brisbane's growth heading in a westwards direction.

Geography[edit]

The suburb is bounded to the north by Pullen Pullen Creek and to the east by the Brisbane River with two of its reaches:[4]

Moggill Road, which bisects the suburb, is a main thoroughfare for traffic passing from Ipswich to central Brisbane. Commuters may use the Moggill Ferry to gain access to Moggill Road as an alternative to the Centenary Highway. Neighbouring suburbs include: Moggill, Pullenvale, Pinjarra Hills and Anstead.

The streetscape in Bellbowrie benefits from the provision of underground power and there are few power poles to be seen.

Bellbowrie is part of the Pullenvale Ward for Brisbane City Council Elections as well as the seat of Moggill for state elections and the seat of Ryan for federal elections.

History[edit]

The name Bellbowrie is an Aboriginal word (possibly from the Hunter River area in New South Wales) meaning ''flowering gum'', possibly referring to the red gum. It was named on 4 November 1972 and bounded on 11 August 1975.[3]

The initial subdivisions in the area were commenced in the early 1970s. Development slowed in the aftermath of the 1974 Brisbane flood which saw much of the eastern, lower-lying areas of the suburb badly inundated with water. Since the construction of the Wivenhoe Dam in the 1980s the fear of floods was reduced and development increased. Many acreage owners are subdividing their properties and as a consequence, significant areas of bushland are being cleared.

The boundaries of the suburb were extended on 13 December 1990 to include land previously in Anstead.[3]

Several new housing estates began development in 2001 on land that used to be pineapple farms.[citation needed]

In the 2011 Brisbane floods, the Brisbane River rose significantly and some small areas of Bellbowrie were flooded. However, of greater concern was the inundation of access roads to the area, isolating a number of suburbs including Bellbowrie including the loss of electricity and telecommunications and a shortage of food with the supermarket inundated. The Uniting Church acted as an evacuation centre for those whose homes were flooded and as a communal food bank which received supplies of necessities via helicopter.[7][8][9]

In the 2011 census Bellbowrie had a population of 5,413 people.[10]

In the 2016 census Bellbowrie had a population of 5,462 people.[1]

Moggill Cemetery[edit]

Moggill Cemetery is located on the eastern side of Moggill Road, Bellbowrie in subdivision 2 of portions 7 & 8, County of Stanley, Parish of Moggill (27°33′30″S 152°53′22″E / 27.5584°S 152.8894°E / -27.5584; 152.8894 (Moggill Cemetery)).[11] In March 1851, the original land owner, Joseph Lewis, purchased portions 7 & 8. It is believed portions 7 & 8 was used as church graveyard, circa 1855, only clues remain as to the exact location of the associated, possibly Methodist, chapel. George Mounser, who accidentally drowned at Moggill on 4 March 1855, is assumed to have been the first person buried in the graveyard.

In 1865, the land was sanctioned as a cemetery. In June 1921, the Queensland Governor, Sir Matthew Nathan, ordered that the cemetery be permanently reserved and placed under the control of trustees: John Anstead, John Bird, Maurice William Doyle, Norman Charles Robert Sexton and Frederick Charles Sugars.[12] In February 1922, the land was resumed by the Crown.[13] In July 1930, the Governor, Sir Thomas Herbert Goodwin, passed control of Moggill Cemetery over to the Brisbane City Council).[14][15][16]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Bellbowrie. The nearest government primary schools are Moggill State School in neighbouring Moggill to the south. The nearest government secondary school in Kenmore State High School in Kenmore to the north-east.[4]

Amenities[edit]

Bellbowrie has an abundance of recreational facilities such as many off-leash areas for dogs to play in. The suburb also borders the Brisbane River and some residents have boat ramps in order to access it.

Bellbowrie is serviced by a weekly visit of the Brisbane City Council's mobile library service in the Bellbowrie Shopping Plaza carpark, off Birkin Road.[17]

Bellbowrie Community Church (formerly Kenmore Community Church) is at 3077 Moggill Road.[18]

A number of community groups are active in the area, including:

  • Rural Environmental Planning Association Inc.
  • Rural Environmental Planning Association Inc.[19]
  • Moggill Girl Guides[20]
  • Moggill Scout Group[21]

Bellbowrie is part of the Tyakunda Scout District, Tyakunda being an Aboriginal word meaning land of the rolling hills.[22] The local Scout group is called "Moggill Scout Group", and is named so as Moggill was the original name of the area and meet at 17 Mahonia Street.[23]

The Moggill branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the Bellbowrie Community Church at 3077 Moggill Road.[24]

Sporting clubs[edit]

The Bellbowrie Sports & Recreation Club Inc., known locally as the "sports & rec" or "the club", located in Sugarwood Street, is the home ground of several sporting clubs:

The Bellbowrie Sports & Recreation Club Inc. [1] also has a skate park, cricket nets and a multiple use tennis and basketball court (which is no longer left open for all hours access and free public use).

A Brisbane City Council public swimming pool,[29] by award-winning architects bureau^proberts[30] is located in Sugarwood Street and hosts the Bellbowrie Swimming Club.[31]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bellbowrie (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Pullenvale Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Bellbowrie – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 41503)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Pullen Reach – reach in City of Brisbane (entry 48200)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Goggs Reach – reach in City of Brisbane (entry 48202)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  7. ^ Calligeros, Marissa (15 January 2011). "Residents of 'forgotten suburbs' vent anger". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Floodwaters recede to reveal ugly aftermath". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 January 2011. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  9. ^ Hurst, Daniel (5 May 2011). "Flood supply efforts 'obstructed'". Brisbane Times. Archived from the original on 15 April 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  10. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bellowrie (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 April 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  11. ^ "Cemetery Areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 15 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  12. ^ Government Gazette, 25 June 1921, p 2011
  13. ^ Certificate of Title, no. 270863
  14. ^ Government Gazette, 21 July 1930, p. 42
  15. ^ "Brisbane City Council Historic Cemeteries". Archived from the original on 14 March 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  16. ^ Sugars, Bruce. "Local History of Moggill". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  17. ^ "Mobile library services". Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  18. ^ "Bellbowrie Community Church". Bellbowrie Community Church (in British English). Retrieved 21 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ Rural Environmental Planning Association Inc Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ Australia, Girl Guides Queensland. "Girl Guides Queensland". www.guidesqld.org. Archived from the original on 9 March 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Moggill Scout Group". Archived from the original on 23 July 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  22. ^ "About Tyakunda". 24 March 2004. Archived from the original on 24 March 2004. Retrieved 2 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  23. ^ "Groups – Tyakunda District" (in American English). Archived from the original on 6 March 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  24. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  25. ^ Bellbowrie Hockey Club Inc. Archived 4 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 17 September 2010
  26. ^ Moggill Football Club Inc. Archived 17 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 17 September 2010
  27. ^ Moggill Cricket Club Archived 2 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 17 September 2010
  28. ^ Moggill "Mustangs" Junior Australian Football Club Archived 24 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 17 September 2010
  29. ^ Brisbane City Council Swimming Pools Archived 12 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 17 September 2010
  30. ^ "BELLBOWRIE SWIMMING POOL GETS A PGH MAKEOVER | Indesignlive". Indesignlive | Daily Connection to Australian Architecture and Design. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  31. ^ Bellbowrie Swimming Club Archived 18 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 17 September 2010

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