Caloundra West, Queensland

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Caloundra West
CaloundraQueensland
Beech Starship N786BP (16026445165).jpg
Beech Starship at Caloundra Airport
Caloundra West is located in Queensland
Caloundra West
Caloundra West
Coordinates26°48′22″S 153°06′08″E / 26.8061°S 153.1022°E / -26.8061; 153.1022 (Caloundra West (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 26°48′22″S 153°06′08″E / 26.8061°S 153.1022°E / -26.8061; 153.1022 (Caloundra West (centre of suburb))
Population6,297 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density759/km2 (1,965/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4551
Area8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
CountyCanning
ParishBribie
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Caloundra West:
Little Mountain Aroona Caloundra
Baringa Caloundra West Golden Beach
Bells Creek Pelican Waters Pelican Waters

Caloundra West is a mixed-use suburb of Caloundra in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Caloundra West had a population of 6,297 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Caloundra West is within the Caloundra urban centre directly west of the Caloundra central business district.[3]

The north of the suburb has some residential housing, an industrial estate, and undeveloped bushland. Caloundra Airport occupies the centre of the suburb. The west of the suburb is residential housing, while the south of the suburb is undeveloped marshland.[3]

History[edit]

The suburb was named and bounded on 18 June 1988. The name Caloundra is from the Kabi language Cullowundoor with Kal Owen meaning beech tree (Gmelina Leichhardtii) and Dha meaning place.[2]

Unity College opened on 24 January 2006.[4]

In the 2016 census Caloundra West had a population of 6,297 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Unity College is a Catholic primary and secondary (Prep to Year 12) school for boys and girls at 47 Lomond Crescent, Bellvista Estate (26°48′10″S 153°05′23″E / 26.8029°S 153.0897°E / -26.8029; 153.0897 (Unity College)).[5][6] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,405 students with 111 teachers (100 full-time equivalent) and 62 non-teaching staff (50 full-time equivalent).[7]

There are no government schools in Caloundra West. The nearest government primary schools are Talara Primary College in Currimundi to the north, Meridan State College in Meridan Plains to the north-west, Golden Beach State School in neighbouring Golden Beach to south-east, and Baringa State Primary School in neighbouring Baringa to the west. The nearest secondary schools are Meridan State College in Meridan Plains to the north-west and Caloundra State High School in Caloundra to the north-east.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Caloundra Airport is on Pathfinder Drive (26°48′07″S 153°06′20″E / 26.8020°S 153.1055°E / -26.8020; 153.1055 (Caloundra Airport)).[8]

Caloundra Fire Station is at 18 Industrial Avenue (26°47′46″S 153°07′07″E / 26.7960°S 153.1185°E / -26.7960; 153.1185 (Caloundra Fire Station)).[9][10]

Amenities[edit]

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits Lomond Crescent in the Bellvista Estate.[11]

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

Kingsford Smith Cropmaster at Queensland Air Museum

Attractions[edit]

The Queensland Air Museum is at Caloundra Airport on Pathfinder Drive (26°47′52″S 153°06′33″E / 26.7979°S 153.1093°E / -26.7979; 153.1093 (Queensland Air Museum)).[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Caloundra West (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Caloundra West – suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49853)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Unity College". Archived from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  7. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Airports – Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 22 October 2020. Archived from the original on 15 November 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Emergency services facilities – Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  10. ^ "North Coast Region". Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Archived from the original on 15 January 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Libraries: Mobile timetable". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "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.
  13. ^ "Building points – Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Queensland Air Museum". Archived from the original on 9 March 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.