Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Myall Street, Cooroy
|Population||3,791 (2016 census)|
|• Density||123.08/km2 (318.8/sq mi)|
|Area||30.8 km2 (11.9 sq mi)|
|Location||22 km (14 mi) W of Noosa Heads|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Noosa|
|Federal Division(s)||Wide Bay|
The area was explored by timber-cutters as early as 1863. Cooroy's main industry developed from timber, having two operating sawmills, into dairying and fruit growing. In 1915, a butter factory opened.
Cooray State School opened in 1909. Cooroy West State School opened in 1911 but closed in 1962.
On 23 January 1961 a secondary department was added to Cooroy State School until the Cooroy State High School was opened as a separate school on 23 January 1963. In 1967 it became Noosa District State High School. In 2007, it was Cooroora Secondary College at Pomona was merged into Noosa District State High School, with the Pomona campus being used for the younger students and Cooroy campus being used for the older students.
Cooroy has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
Cooroy has one hotel, a golf club, a bowls club, the RSL club and sub branch, a selection of cafes and restaurants, unique retail outlets and a range of accommodation options. Noosa Botanical Gardens is situated on Lake MacDonald just outside the town and several of the Noosa Trails are accessible in Cooroy. An RV parking area has opened adjacent to the town sewerage works.
Community service groups
- Cooroy Memorial Hall Association Inc. (based in Cooroy)
- Cooroy Area Residents Association Inc.
- Cooroy Chamber of Commerce
- Cooroy-Pomona RSL Sub-Branch, (based in Cooroy)
- Cooroy-Pomona Lions Club (Mountain Lions), (Based in Pomona)
- Rotary Club of Cooroy
- New Training Ship Sheean, Australian Navy Cadets, (Established in Cooroy in 2002 and now Based in Tewantin since 2006)
- 128th Army Cadet Unit, Australian Army Cadets, (Based in Yandina)
- No. 207 Squadron, Australian Air Force Cadets, (Based in Nambour)
- Cooroy Scout Group
Cooroy State School is a primary (P-6) school for boys and girls operated by the Queensland Government at 59 Elm Street. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 545 students with 40 teachers (34 full-time equivalent) and 24 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).
Noosa District State High School is a secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls operated by the Queendland Government over two campuses, one at 120 Summit Road, Pomona, for Years 7-8 and the other at Tulip Street in Cooroy for Years 9-12. In 2016, the school had a total enrolment of 1335 students with 111 teachers (106 full-time equivalent) and 48 non-teaching staff (40 full-time equivalent).
Noosa Christian College is a primary and secondary school (P-12) for boys and girls operated by Adventist Schools Australia at 20 Cooroy Belli Creek Road. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 243 students with 21 teachers (19.1 full-time equivalent) and 14 non-teaching staff.
Cooroy Community Kindergarten (CCK) is at 13-15 Maple Street.
- Major General John Cantwell, AO, DSC (Retd.) - former Deputy Chief of Army
- Marayke Jonkers - Bronze and Silver medal Paralympic swimmer
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cooroy (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- "Cooroy - town in Shire of Noosa (entry 8317)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- "Cooroy - locality in Shire of Noosa (entry 48584)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- South East Queensland - Place Names Archived 22 June 2005 at the Wayback Machine. 16 December 2006
- Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 143. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X.
- Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
- "Facts & Figures". Noosa Christian College. Archived from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- Queensland Transport Annual Report 1993-1994
- "Cooroy Lower Mill Site Kiln (entry 602688)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- "Cooroy Railway Station (entry 602381)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Cooroy State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Noosa District State High School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- "2016 Annual Report". Noosa Christian College. Archived from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- "Cooroy Community Kindergarten". Lady Gowrie. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- Sunshine Coast line timetable[permanent dead link] TransLink 20 January 2014
- Cooroy Website
- Cooroy Area Residents Association Inc
- Cooroy Rotary Club
- The Cooroy Mobile App
- Christmas in Cooroy
- Cooroy Fusion Festival
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Cooroy
- "Walk Cooroy" (PDF) (brochure). Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 October 2017.