Coomera, Queensland

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Coomera
Gold Coast CityQueensland
Coomera Railway Station, Queensland, July 2012.JPG
Coomera Railway Station
Population13,305 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4209
Location
LGA(s)Gold Coast City
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Fadden
Suburbs around Coomera:
Pimpama Pimpama Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Upper Coomera Coomera Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Oxenford Hope Island
Helensvale
Hope Island
Map of the Coomera Division, March 1902

Coomera is a suburb of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 Census, Coomera had a population of 13,305[1] The name Coomera comes from the Yugambeh word kumera, a species of wattle.[2]

Geography[edit]

Located next to the Pacific Motorway, Coomera is close to Pimpama, Hope Island, Willow Vale, Wongawallan, Oxenford, and east of Upper Coomera. The southern boundary of Coomera is aligned with the Coomera River.

Urban growth[edit]

Aerial view of Dreamworld, 2011

Coomera has long been earmarked as a new satellite growth suburb, similar in many ways to Robina. With Australia's biggest and most popular theme park, Dreamworld and location of the Big Brother Australia house, and plans for a TAFE, a university campus and Queensland's biggest shopping centre around the existing station, Coomera has been predicted to grow considerably beyond its present size.

Coomera has seen significant residential development including Coomera Waters which is a masterplanned community encompassing a 2,500 lot harbour, canal and dry land estate over 375 hectares of land located on the northern side of the north arm of the Coomera River, directly opposite Sanctuary Cove on Hope Island.

Other residential developments currently under construction include Beacon Heights, Big Sky, Coomera Downs, Coomera Parklands Stage II, Coomera Waters, Genesis, Lily Rise and Nautical Edge.[3]

Current real estate developments under construction or in the pipeline for the Coomera district at the beginning of 2011 have increased year on year by $400 million to total $5.9 billion.[4]

Climate[edit]

Coomera has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) with hot, humid summers and mild to cool dry winters. Due to its inland location, it is slightly cooler than the coastal area of Gold Coast.

Climate data for Logan City (23 km north)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.9
(107.4)
41.0
(105.8)
38.9
(102.0)
33.4
(92.1)
31.1
(88.0)
29.3
(84.7)
29.3
(84.7)
34.3
(93.7)
38.4
(101.1)
37.7
(99.9)
40.7
(105.3)
40.1
(104.2)
41.9
(107.4)
Average high °C (°F) 29.9
(85.8)
29.5
(85.1)
28.5
(83.3)
26.4
(79.5)
24.1
(75.4)
21.6
(70.9)
21.5
(70.7)
22.8
(73.0)
25.1
(77.2)
26.5
(79.7)
27.9
(82.2)
29.1
(84.4)
26.1
(79.0)
Average low °C (°F) 20.6
(69.1)
20.5
(68.9)
19.2
(66.6)
16.1
(61.0)
12.6
(54.7)
10.2
(50.4)
8.8
(47.8)
9.4
(48.9)
12.5
(54.5)
15.0
(59.0)
17.4
(63.3)
19.3
(66.7)
15.1
(59.2)
Record low °C (°F) 13.4
(56.1)
15.0
(59.0)
12.4
(54.3)
7.8
(46.0)
2.5
(36.5)
2.0
(35.6)
−0.5
(31.1)
0.8
(33.4)
4.4
(39.9)
7.8
(46.0)
8.5
(47.3)
11.8
(53.2)
−0.5
(31.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 126.4
(4.98)
153.1
(6.03)
134.3
(5.29)
80.2
(3.16)
99.3
(3.91)
74.8
(2.94)
34.0
(1.34)
44.8
(1.76)
40.1
(1.58)
69.3
(2.73)
102.3
(4.03)
122.1
(4.81)
1,086.5
(42.78)
Average precipitation days 13.1 14.5 15.2 11.9 10.7 9.6 8.2 7.3 8.2 9.2 11.8 12.0 131.7
Average relative humidity (%) 64 65 63 61 59 57 53 52 52 57 61 61 59
Source: [5]

Population[edit]

According to the 2016 Census of Population, there were 13,305 people in Coomera

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5% of the population.
  • 63.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 12.0%, England 5.7%, South Africa 2.6% and Philippines 0.8%.
  • 83.9% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.8% and Afrikaans 0.8%.
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion 36.2%, Catholic 18.8% and Anglican 15.2%.[1]

Education[edit]

Coomera Anglican College is a school founded in 1997 that is operated by the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. It consists of a secondary school (years 7 to 12), primary school (years prep to 6), and child care on the same campus.[6] The school is located on Days road Upper Coomera, Queensland, and has undertaken a huge expansion programme over the last few years with the latested being a 2,500 m² sports centre, which will include two full size netball courts as well as a full commercial gym operated by Coomera Focus on Fitness and available for use by the local community. The current principal is Mark D Sly.

Coomera State Primary School was established in 1873, and currently has around 740 students. The school has run the Australian Primary Schools Film Festival since 2001.[7]

Picnic Creek State School opened in 2018.[8]

St Joseph's College is a Catholic primary and secondary school (Prep to Year 12).[9]

Amenities[edit]

The Gold Coast City Council operates a fortnightly mobile library service which visits Ragamuffin Drive near Sandy Bay.[10]

The Coomera branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the 161 Maudsland Road in Oxenford.[11]

Sport and recreation[edit]

A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Coomera Cutters is the local rugby league club who play home games at Coomera Sports Park and the Coomera Colts Soccer Club and Coomera Magpies Australian Football Club.

The Coomera Sport and Leisure Centre will be one of the Venues of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coomera (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Indigenous Language Resources: South-East Qld Placenames" (PDF). State Library of Queensland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  3. ^ Current Coomera and Upper Coomera Developments Archived 11 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Coomera Real Estate Developments Under Construction and in the Pipeline February 2011
  5. ^ "Climate statistics for LOGAN CITY WATER TREATMENT PLANT". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  6. ^ Coomera Anglican College
  7. ^ "Coomera State School". Department of Education, Training and the Arts. Archived from the original on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Four new state schools to open their doors in 2018". Government of Queensland. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  9. ^ "New Schools". Brisbane Catholic Education. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Mobile Library 2018 timetable" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Coghill, Gloria A; Coomera State School (1998). 125 Years of schooling on the Coomera 1873-1998. G. Coghill. ISBN 978-0-646-35838-3.

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