Chandler, Queensland

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Chandler
Brisbane City CouncilQueensland
Warriewood Street Chandler.JPG
Warriewood Street, 2015
Coordinates 27°30′50″S 153°09′22″E / 27.514°S 153.156°E / -27.514; 153.156Coordinates: 27°30′50″S 153°09′22″E / 27.514°S 153.156°E / -27.514; 153.156
Population 1,422 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4155
Location 15 km (9 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Brisbane City Council
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Chatsworth
Federal Division(s) Division of Bonner
Suburbs around Chandler:
Belmont Gumdale Ransome
Belmont Chandler Birkdale
Mackenzie Burbank Capalaba

Chandler is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia 14 kilometres (9 mi) south-east of the CBD.

The easternmost point of mainland Brisbane City, Chandler is a semi-rural suburb consisting largely of bushland and residential properties on acreage, close to the major commercial precincts of Carindale and Capalaba.[2]

Chandler is perhaps best known for the Sleeman Centre, a large sporting and entertainment complex.[3]

History[edit]

Chandler was named after the former Lord Mayor of Brisbane City Council, Sir John Beals Chandler.[4]

It remained sparsely populated for decades, retaining much of its natural bushland. This lack of population motivated the construction of multiple buildings of the Sleeman Centre for the 1982 Commonwealth Games.[5]

The Sleeman Centre housed the suburb's only significant structures until 2010, when the former suburb of Capalaba West became incorporated into Chandler.[6] This extended Chandler's eastern border to Tingalpa Creek, separating Brisbane from Redland City, and added a small commercial area along Old Cleveland Road to the suburb, including the erroneously named Capalaba Produce Village.[7]

An area of bushland in Chandler, consisting of eucalyptus trees and a small lake, close to the Sleeman Centre.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census,[1] the population of Chandler was 1,422, of which 50.4% were female and 49.6% were male. The median age of the Chandler population was 42 years of age, 5 years above the Australian median.

78.9% of people living in Chandler were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England (3.4%), New Zealand (2.3%), Italy (1%), Fiji (0.9%), and India (0.8%). 85.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were Italian (2%), Greek (1.5%), Vietnamese (0.9%), Hindi (0.5%), and Dutch (0.4%).

Sports[edit]

The Brisbane Aquatic Centre, a major venue of the Sleeman Sports Complex, which hosts an Olympic-size swimming pool and a diving platform.

The Sleeman Sports Complex is located at the corner of Old Cleveland & Tilley Roads,[8] and has brought Chandler to prominence during events such as the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the 2001 Goodwill Games, and the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games.[2][9] Alongside an auditorium, accommodation, and gardens, it provides facilities for a wide range of sports, including:[3]

  • BMX Supercross Track
  • Brisbane Aquatic Centre
  • Chandler Arena (used for indoor soccer, basketball, badminton, volleyball, martial arts, and ballroom dancing)
  • Chandler Velodrome
  • Dry Diving Training Hall
  • Gymnastics Training Hall
  • State Weightlifting Centre
  • A fitness centre for cardio, weight training, aerobics and spinning

Situated on Old Cleveland Road, the Complex also features a large TransLink public "Park 'n' ride" facility, to travel by bus to nearby Carindale bus station or Capalaba bus station, and beyond.[10] Once completed, TransLink's Eastern Busway is expected to travel through Chandler, near the Sleeman Centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Chandler, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Initial Assessment Report for Public Notification: Sleeman Sports Complex" (PDF). Department of Housing and Public Works, Queensland Government. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Sleeman Facilities". Sleeman Sports Complex. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Fiona Dixon (2015-04-08). "JOHN BEALS CHANDLER AND 4BC RADIO". SL Blogs. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Chandler Swim School". Aquatic Achievers. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  6. ^ "Capalaba West suburb Name Change". Councillor Adrian Schrinner. May 2010. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  7. ^ "Capalaba Produce, Pets, Plants". Facebook. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  8. ^ "Contact Us". Sleeman Sports Complex. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Annastacia Palaszczuk and Kate Jones (2015-04-27). "Media Statement: 185 jobs and top class cycling hub coming to Chandler". Queensland Government. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  10. ^ Tony Moore (2015-04-27). "Could the Chandler park-and-ride solve Carindale's parking woes?". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 

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