Chandler, Queensland

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Chandler
BrisbaneQueensland
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Warriewood Street, 2015
Chandler is located in Queensland
Chandler
Chandler
Coordinates27°31′00″S 153°11′08″E / 27.5166°S 153.1855°E / -27.5166; 153.1855 (Chandler (centre of suburb))
Population1,442 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density110.9/km2 (287.3/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4155
Area13.0 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location16.4 km (10 mi) SE of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Chandler Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Chatsworth
Federal division(s)Bonner
Suburbs around Chandler:
Gumdale Gumdale Ransome
Belmont Chandler Birkdale
Belmont Burbank Capalaba

Chandler is an outer south-eastern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census Chandler had a population of 1,442 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Chandler is 16.4 kilometres (10 mi) south-east by road from the Brisbane GPO.[4]

The suburb is bounded to the east by Tingalpa Creek (27°30′47″S 153°12′05″E / 27.5131°S 153.2014°E / -27.5131; 153.2014 (Tingalpa Creek)) and its southern boundary extends into the Tingalpa Reservoir (27°31′47″S 153°10′36″E / 27.5296°S 153.1768°E / -27.5296; 153.1768 (Tingalpa Reservoir)).[5] The easternmost point of Chandler is the easternmost point of the City of Brisbane mainland (but the easternmost point of the City as a whole is on Moreton Island considerably further east).[5]

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.[6]

Chandler is perhaps best known for the Sleeman Centre, a large sporting and entertainment complex.[7]

History[edit]

Chandler was named after the former Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Sir John Beals Chandler.[3][8]

The town of Tingalpa (27°31′03″S 153°10′54″E / 27.5174°S 153.1816°E / -27.5174; 153.1816 (Tingalpa/Capalaba (historic town centre))) was surveyed in 1863 with the name of the town changed to Capalaba in 1927.[9] The town was close to a ford of Tingalpa Creek known as The Rocks Crossing (27°31′07″S 153°11′18″E / 27.5185°S 153.1882°E / -27.5185; 153.1882 (The Rocks Crossing)) which had been identified by surveyor James Warner in 1850. The ford formed part of the route from Brisbane to Cleveland until 1874 when a bridge was built over the creek along Old Cleveland Road (27°31′10″S 153°11′12″E / 27.5195°S 153.1867°E / -27.5195; 153.1867 (Capalaba Bridge)).[10]

The Grassdale Land Company Limited formed on 8 January 1885 to acquire the property known as Grassdale Paddocks, in the parish of Tingalpa, with registered shareholders holding 80 shares of 250 pounds each.[11] This area is spread across the Brisbane suburbs of Chandler, Gumdale and Belmont. The company offered the land for auction in the Grassdale Estate later in 1885.[12] The allotments were situated along Grassdale Road, London Road, Boston Road, Old Cleveland Road, Archer Street and four unnamed roads (later called Belmont Road, Stanborough Road, Tilley Road and New Cleveland Road). Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in the Brisbane newspapers, calling for "the attention of the investor, capitalist, farmer, merchant, artizan [sic], and mechanic, and is only one hour’s drive from Brisbane, and as it has been decided to run the Cleveland Railway through the Estate, it will be brought within a few minutes' ride of the heart of the city".[13] The results of the public auction on 28 November 1885 were reported in the Telegraph newspaper with "forty-two lots were disposed of, comprising an area of 144 acres..."[14] The Grassdale Land Company Limited later produced a plan of divisions of unsold land into 45 lots, listing the size and value of the lots at the time.[15]

In 1936 a new bridge across Tingalpa Creek was opened to replace the 1874 bridge.[16]

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.[17]

In 2009 the Department of Environment and Resource Management sought public comment on the proposal to discontinue Capalaba West as a suburb and to include the area into Chandler.[18] On 30 April 2010, Capalaba West was absorbed into Chandler.[19][20][21] 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.[22]

In the 2016 census Chandler had a population of 1,442 people.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, 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.[23]

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%).[23]

Facilities[edit]

Chandler Transfer Station is a waste transfer station at 728 Tilley Road (27°30′51″S 153°09′05″E / 27.5142°S 153.1514°E / -27.5142; 153.1514 (Chandler Transfer Station)).[24] It is operated by the Brisbane City Council.[25]

Amenities[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 (27°30′39″S 153°08′50″E / 27.5109°S 153.1471°E / -27.5109; 153.1471 (Sleeman Sports Complex)),[26] and has brought Chandler to prominence during events such as the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the 2001 Goodwill Games, and the 2018 Commonwealth Games.[6][27] Alongside an auditorium, accommodation, and gardens, it provides facilities for a wide range of sports, including:[7]

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.[32] Once completed, TransLink's Eastern Busway is expected to travel through Chandler, near the Sleeman Centre.

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

There are a number of parks in the area:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Chandler (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Chandler Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Chandler – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 46561)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  4. ^ Google (19 June 2021). "Brisbane GPO to Chandler" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Initial Assessment Report for Public Notification: Sleeman Sports Complex" (PDF). Department of Housing and Public Works, Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Sleeman Facilities". Sleeman Sports Complex. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  8. ^ Fiona Dixon (8 April 2015). "JOHN BEALS CHANDLER AND 4BC RADIO". SL Blogs. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Capalaba – population centre in City of Brisbane (entry 46164)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Loclal Heritage Register: 9 - Capalaba: The Rocks Crossing, Tingalpa Creek" (PDF). Redland City Council. Retrieved 19 June 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "The Brisbane Courier". The Brisbane Courier. Vol. XXXIX, no. 8, 426. Queensland, Australia. 12 January 1885. p. 4. Retrieved 30 July 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "Grassdale Estate 2nd Section". 1885. hdl:10462/deriv/18510. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  13. ^ "Advertising". Queensland Figaro And Punch. Vol. VI, no. 150. Queensland, Australia. 21 November 1885. p. 39. Retrieved 30 July 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  14. ^ "Commercial". The Telegraph. No. 4, 125. Queensland, Australia. 30 November 1885. p. 4. Retrieved 30 July 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  15. ^ "Plan of divisions of unsold land into 45 lots [between Old and New Cleveland Roads]". hdl:10462/deriv/257060. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  16. ^ "NEW BRIDGE AT CAPALABA". The Telegraph. Queensland, Australia. 15 June 1936. p. 13 (LATE CITY CABLE NEWS). Retrieved 19 June 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  17. ^ "Chandler Swim School". Aquatic Achievers. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Proposal to amalgamate Capalaba West with Chandler". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 30 March 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  19. ^ "Chandler – suburb in City of Brisbane (formerly Capalaba West) (entry 46561)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  20. ^ "Chandler (entry 46561)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  21. ^ "Capalaba West suburb Name Change". Councillor Adrian Schrinner. May 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  22. ^ "Proposal to alter the boundaries of Chandler and discontinue Capalaba West". Queensland Government. 5 November 2009. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  23. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Chandler, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  24. ^ a b c d e "Building areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  25. ^ "Resource recovery centres". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 June 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  26. ^ "Contact Us". Sleeman Sports Complex. Archived from the original on 6 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  27. ^ Annastacia Palaszczuk and Kate Jones (27 April 2015). "Media Statement: 185 jobs and top class cycling hub coming to Chandler". Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  28. ^ "Anna Meares Velodrome". Austadiums. Retrieved 19 June 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  29. ^ "Cycling Australia". cycling.org.au. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  30. ^ a b "Cycling". Sleeman Sports Complex. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  31. ^ a b "Aquatic". Sleeman Sports Complex. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  32. ^ Tony Moore (27 April 2015). "Could the Chandler park-and-ride solve Carindale's parking woes?". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  33. ^ a b c d e f g "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.

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