Carole Park, Queensland

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Carole Park
BrisbaneQueensland
Cobalt Street Carole Park.jpg
Cobalt Street, 2014
Population 0 (Industrial suburb) (2011 census)[1]
Established 1972
Postcode(s) 4300
Location
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Inala
Federal Division(s) Division of Oxley
Suburbs around Carole Park:
Gailes Wacol Ellen Grove
Camira Carole Park Forest Lake
Camira Camira Greenbank

Carole Park is a suburb of the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) south west of the Brisbane central business district. The Place Names Board designated the suburb and its name in 1972.[3]

Geography[edit]

Prior to 2010, Carole Park was a half residential and half industrial suburb with the Logan Motorway separating the two areas; the residential part was in City of Brisbane and the industrial part was in City of Ipswich, the result of Shire of Moreton being absorbed into Brisbane, Ipswich and Esk during the 1990s.[3] As of May 2010 the residential part of Carole Park was renamed Ellen Grove and allocated 4078 as their new Brisbane post code.[4] The remaining Carole Park is now purely used for industrial purposes and is within the City of Ipswich with the population at the 2011 Australian Census being nil.[2][1]

History[edit]

The suburb was not settled until the 1940s with the exception of a few farms.[3] Electricity was provided around 1965 and mains water in 1969.[3] The Queensland Housing Commission provided housing to residents in the 1970s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Carole Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Carole Park (entry 45035)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. pp. 51–55. 
  4. ^ "Carole Park (City of Brisbane) (entry 47265)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 

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Coordinates: 27°37′S 152°56′E / 27.617°S 152.933°E / -27.617; 152.933