Broadbeach Waters, Queensland

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Broadbeach Waters
Gold CoastQueensland
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Residential canals on the Gold Coast, including Broadbeach Waters
Broadbeach Waters is located in Queensland
Broadbeach Waters
Broadbeach Waters
Coordinates28°01′35″S 153°25′02″E / 28.0263°S 153.4172°E / -28.0263; 153.4172 (Broadbeach Waters (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 28°01′35″S 153°25′02″E / 28.0263°S 153.4172°E / -28.0263; 153.4172 (Broadbeach Waters (centre of suburb))
Population7,779 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,468/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4218
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Area5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Gold Coast City
State electorate(s)Surfers Paradise
Federal division(s)Moncrieff
Suburbs around Broadbeach Waters:
Benowa Bundall Surfers Paradise
Carrara Broadbeach Waters Broadbeach
Clear Island Waters Mermaid Waters Broadbeach

Broadbeach Waters is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Broadbeach Waters had a population of 7,779 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

The northern boundary of Broadbeach Waters follows the Nerang River. The suburb is almost completed residential with most properties adjacent to or very close to man-made canals. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is located in the south east corner of the suburb.

There are a number of neighborhoods in the suburb:

History[edit]

In the 2016 census, Broadbeach Waters recorded a population of 7,779 people.[1] The median age of the Broadbeach Waters population was 43 years, 5 years above the national median of 38. 65.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 7.3% and England 5.0%. 81.5% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin at 1.7%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 29.9%, Catholic 26.3% and Anglican 17.8%.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Broadbeach Waters. The nearest government primary schools are Broadbeach State School in neighboring Broadbeach to the south-east and Surfers Paradise State School in neighbouring Surfers Paradise to the north-east. The nearest government secondary school is Merrimac State High School in neighboring Mermaid Waters to the south.[9]

Amenities[edit]

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

Attractions[edit]

Pacific Fair, the largest shopping centre on the Gold Coast is located on Hooker Boulevard in Broadbeach Waters, not far from the intersection on the Gold Coast Highway. As a result of several redevelopments over the years Pacific Fair boasts over 400 specialty stores, five anchor department stores, two supermarkets, two food courts and a multi cinema complex. In January 2014 work began on re-developing and re-branding the shopping centre. $670 million is being spent on expanding the centre to cater for a 120 new specialty stores, making the centre the fourth largest in the nation and second in Queensland, only Westfield Chermside in Brisbane is larger.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Broadbeach Waters (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Broadbeach Waters – suburb in City of Gold Coast (entry 46032)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Cypress Gardens – locality unbounded in City of Gold Coast (entry 9143)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Florida Gardens – locality unbounded in City of Gold Coast (entry 12814)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Miami Keys – locality unbounded in City of Gold Coast (entry 39195)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Moana – locality unbounded in City of Gold Coast (entry 22407)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Rialto – locality unbounded in City of Gold Coast (entry 28416)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Rio Vista – locality unbounded in City of Gold Coast (entry 28511)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "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]

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