Bribie Island North
|Bribie Island North|
|Population||0 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.000/km2 (0.000/sq mi)|
|Area||46.6 km2 (18.0 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
It is the only part of Bribie Island in the Sunshine Coast Region with all the rest of the Bribie Island being part of the Moreton Bay Region.
As the name suggests, Bribie Island North is the northerly peninsula of Bribie Island. It lies very close to the mainland, narrowly separated by the Pumicestone Passage which forms the western border of the locality, while the eastern border is the Pacific Ocean. To the north, it tapers to a long low narrow sandspit. The locality is undeveloped land, most of it being within the Bribie Island National Park.
This section of the Pumicestone Passage is very narrow and very shallow (less than 2 metres (6 ft 7 in)) with shifting sand and mud banks, which makes the northern sandspit highly dynamic in shape through natural processes of sand/mud buildup and erosion. During storms, waves may cross over the sandspit from the Coral Sea into the Pumicestone Passage, with the potential to break through the sandspit to create new entrances to Pumicestone Passage. The creation of new entrances would impact on the Caloundra suburbs of Golden Beach and Pelican Waters which would then be exposed more directly to the stronger wave action of the Coral Sea as opposed to the calmer waters of the Pumicestone Passage.
In December 2020 wild weather began creating channels from the ocean through the northern sandspit into Pumicestone Passage.
Bribie Island North has a number of heritage sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bribie Island North (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Bribie Island North – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48542)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
- "Northern Bribie Island: What are the potential risks from a tidal breakthrough?" (PDF). Sunshine Coast Regional Council. August 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
- Stevenson, Ashleigh (14 December 2020). "Bribie Island erosion worries authorities as wild weather continues to whip the region". ABC News. Archived from the original on 16 December 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
- "Bribie Island Second World War Fortifications (entry 601143)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.