Burpengary, Queensland

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Burpengary
Queensland
Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex March 2018.jpg
Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, 2018
Burpengary is located in Queensland
Burpengary
Burpengary
Coordinates27°09′16″S 152°58′23″E / 27.1545°S 152.9730°E / -27.1545; 152.9730 (Burpengary (town centre))
Population14,022 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density623.2/km2 (1,614/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4505
Area22.5 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Longman
Localities around Burpengary:
Morayfield Morayfield Burpengary East
Morayfield Burpengary Burpengary East
Narangba Narangba Deception Bay

Burpengary is a town and suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census the suburb of Burpengary had a population of 14,022 people.[1]

It is 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the Brisbane CBD.

Burpengary is one of Moreton Bay region's fastest growing residential areas.[4] Major retailers in Burpengary include ALDI, Woolworths Limited, Coles Supermarkets and Kmart Australia.[5]

Geography[edit]

The locality is bounded to the east by the Bruce Highway, to the west by Oakey Flat Road, to the north-west by the North Coast railway line, and to the south-west by Burpengary Creek and the North Coast railway line.[6]

Burpengary railway station serves the town (27°09′44″S 152°57′26″E / 27.1621°S 152.9573°E / -27.1621; 152.9573 (Burpengary railway station)).[7]

Burpengary Creek is the suburb's main waterway.[6]

History[edit]

Austin motor vehicle crossing a bridge at Burpengary, 1934

The name is derived from the Aboriginal word burpengar, meaning the "place of the green wattle".[8]

When Europeans settled in Burpengary in the 1870s, the industry was mainly timber-cutting.

Burpengary Provisional School opened on 9 November 1876. On 1 January 1909 it became Burpengary State School. It closed and re-opened a number of times as student numbers flucuated.[9][10]

The town of Burpengary was initially founded as a large truckstop due to its strategic location on the North Coast Road (now the Bruce Highway) from Brisbane to the North Coast (now the Sunshine Coast).[citation needed] Burpengary is still home to a functional truck weigh-bridge.[citation needed]

St Eugene College (Burpengary's first secondary school) opened on 1 December 1989.[11]

Burpengary Library opened in 1994 and had a major refurbishment in 2016.[12]

Burpengary Meadows State School opened in 2007.[13]

Burpengary State Secondary College opened in 2015, offering years 7 and 8 initially.[14]

In the 2016 census the suburb of Burpengary had a population of 14,022 people.[1]

Redwood College opened in 2018 for distance education only, but on completion of its campus, expects to enrol on-campus students from 2020.[15]

Demographics[edit]

Burpengary has been a predominantly blue-collar suburb with a significant proportion of the population directly employed in a labouring or trade-related jobs.[citation needed]

However, with expanding planned communities, access to the M1 and council approving plans for mini city initiatives, more and more families are moving to the locality including those in the professions. This is fuelling economic growth with the expansion of the shopping precinct, local services and increasing pressure on the local transport infrastructure since 2005.[citation needed]

In the 2016 census, the population of Burpengary was 14,022, with 51% females and 49% males.[1]

The median age of the Burpengary population was 37 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median. Children aged under 15 years made up 20.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.6% of the population.[1]

78.6% of people living in Burpengary were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.7%, New Zealand 4.2%, South Africa 0.7%, Philippines 0.7%, and Scotland 0.6%.[1]

90.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were Samoan (0.4%), Mandarin (0.3%), Tagalog (0.3%), Dutch (0.3%), and Afrikaans (0.2%).[1]

Education[edit]

Burpengary State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 35 Station Road (27°09′28″S 152°57′32″E / 27.1577°S 152.9590°E / -27.1577; 152.9590 (Burpengary State School)).[16][17] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 995 students with 69 teachers (63 full-time equivalent) and 36 non-teaching staff (24 full-time equivalent).[18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 954 students with 71 teachers (65 full-time equivalent) and 40 non-teaching staff (24 full-time equivalent).[19] The school includes an intensive English language program and a special education program.[16]

Burpengary Meadows State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 153 Rowley Road (27°09′35″S 152°56′18″E / 27.1598°S 152.9382°E / -27.1598; 152.9382 (Burpengary Meadows State School)).[16][20] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 625 students with 47 teachers (37 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).[18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 635 students with 42 teachers (37 full-time equivalent) and 29 non-teaching staff (18 full-time equivalent).[19] The school includes a special education program.[16]

St Eugene College is a Catholic primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 138 Station Road (27°09′09″S 152°58′08″E / 27.1525°S 152.9689°E / -27.1525; 152.9689 (St Eugene College)).[16][21] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,053 students with 78 teachers (74 full-time equivalent) and 51 non-teaching staff (35 full-time equivalent).[18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,037 students with 75 teachers (71 full-time equivalent) and 49 non-teaching staff (35 full-time equivalent).[19]

Redwood College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-10) school at 6 Gleeson Road (27°08′16″S 152°57′58″E / 27.1379°S 152.9661°E / -27.1379; 152.9661 (Redwood College)).[16][15] It offers a distance education program and, after construction of its campus, expects to accept on-campus enrolments "soon" (as at 2021).[15]

Burpengary State Secondary College is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 196 Pitt Road (27°10′14″S 152°58′38″E / 27.1706°S 152.9773°E / -27.1706; 152.9773 (Burpengary State Secondary College)).[16][22] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 685 students with 54 teachers (53 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).[18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 886 students with 73 teachers and 29 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent).[19] The school includes a special education program.[16]

Facilities[edit]

Burpengary Police Station is at 3 Joyce Street (27°09′19″S 152°58′16″E / 27.1553°S 152.9710°E / -27.1553; 152.9710 (Burpengary Police Station)).[23][24]

Burpengary Fire Station is at 185 Pitt Road (27°10′11″S 152°58′37″E / 27.1697°S 152.9769°E / -27.1697; 152.9769 (Burpengary Fire Station)).[23][25]

Moreton Bay Crematorium & Memorial Park is at 644 Morayfield Road (27°08′24″S 152°58′13″E / 27.1399°S 152.9702°E / -27.1399; 152.9702 (Moreton Bay Crematorium And Memorial Park)).[26][27]

Amenities[edit]

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a public library at 121 Station Road (27°09′19″S 152°58′02″E / 27.1552°S 152.9673°E / -27.1552; 152.9673 (Burpengary Public Library)).[28]

Burpengary Community Centre is at 101 Station Road (27°09′19″S 152°57′58″E / 27.1553°S 152.9661°E / -27.1553; 152.9661 (public hall)). It is operated by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.[26][29]

St Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Church is at 91 Springfield Drive (27°09′02″S 152°58′09″E / 27.1506°S 152.9692°E / -27.1506; 152.9692 (St Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Church)).[26][30]

Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre is in Burpengary (27°09′45″S 152°56′18″E / 27.1625°S 152.9383°E / -27.1625; 152.9383 (CABOOLTURE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE)).[31]

Burpengary Plaza is a shopping centre (27°09′19″S 152°58′30″E / 27.1553°S 152.9749°E / -27.1553; 152.9749 (BURPENGARY PLAZA)).[26]

Burpengary Equestrian Centre is a sports centre (27°09′54″S 152°57′08″E / 27.1651°S 152.9522°E / -27.1651; 152.9522 (BURPENGARY EQUESTRIAN CENTRE)).[26]

Caboolture Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre is at 1 Aquatic Centre Drive (27°07′47″S 152°58′17″E / 27.1296°S 152.9715°E / -27.1296; 152.9715 (Caboolture Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre)).[32] It has a 50m Olympic pool, a 25m warm up pool, aqua aerobics, tennis, beach volleyball, gymnasium, cafe, barbecues and landscaped settings and enclosed children's play areas.[33]

A new centre in the area is the AFL fields, where the Brisbane Lions played three Australian Football League pre-season competition matches.[citation needed]

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

Transport[edit]

Burpengary railway station, 2012

Burpengary railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast. Burpengary is linked regionally by Kangaroo Bus Lines which operate services primarily to Redcliffe and Caboolture.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

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  28. ^ "Burpengary Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  29. ^ "Burpengary Community Hall". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  30. ^ "St Eugene Parish". Retrieved 15 April 2021.
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  33. ^ "Burpengary Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  34. ^ "Burpengary Sports Complex - Findlay Street". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Retrieved 15 April 2021.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

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