Blacks Beach, Queensland

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Blacks Beach
MackayQueensland
Blacks Beach is located in Queensland
Blacks Beach
Blacks Beach
Coordinates21°03′46″S 149°11′16″E / 21.0627°S 149.1877°E / -21.0627; 149.1877 (Blacks Beach (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 21°03′46″S 149°11′16″E / 21.0627°S 149.1877°E / -21.0627; 149.1877 (Blacks Beach (centre of suburb))
Population3,861 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density594/km2 (1,538/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4740
Area6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Mackay Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Dawson
Suburbs around Blacks Beach:
Eimeo Dolphin Heads Coral Sea
Rural View Blacks Beach Coral Sea
Beaconsfield Andergrove Slade Point

Blacks Beach is a coastal suburb, one of the "northern beaches" of the city of Mackay in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Blacks Beach had a population of 3,861 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Blacks Beach boasts a continuous 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) beach, the longest in the Mackay region. It is popular for watersports.[3]

History[edit]

The suburb is named after Maurice Hume Black, who operated The Cedars sugar plantation and mill from 1871. The mill closed in 1885 and the plantation then crushed their sugarcane at the River Estate sugar mill. Black had originally lived on the plantation but later moved to the coast.[4]

In the 2011 census, the population was 2,871 people.[5]

In the 2016 census Blacks Beach had a population of 3,861 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Blacks Beach. The nearest government primary schools are Eimeo Road State School in neighbouring Rural View to the west and Andergrove State School in neighbouring Andergrove to the south. The nearest secondary schools are Mackay Northern Beaches State High School in Rural View and Pioneer State High School in Andergrove.[6]

Amenities[edit]

The Mackay Regional Council operates a mobile library service on a fortnightly schedule at Blacks Beach Road.[7][8]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Blacks Beach (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Blacks Beach – suburb in Mackay Region (entry 49723)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Blacks Beach". Mackay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  4. ^ "The Cedars Sugar Mill". Mackay History. Archived from the original on 24 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Blacks beach (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Libraries: Contact/Opening Hours". Mackay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Mobile Library Timetable 2017" (PDF). Mackay Regional Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "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]

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