Currumbin Valley, Queensland

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Currumbin Valley
Gold Coast CityQueensland
Currumbin Creek at Robert Neumann Park in Currumbin Valley, Queensland.jpg
Currumbin Creek at Robert Neumann Park, 2015
Currumbin Valley is located in Queensland
Currumbin Valley
Currumbin Valley
Coordinates28°12′06″S 153°24′00″E / 28.2016°S 153.3999°E / -28.2016; 153.3999Coordinates: 28°12′06″S 153°24′00″E / 28.2016°S 153.3999°E / -28.2016; 153.3999
Population1,849 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density52.83/km2 (136.83/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4223
Area35.0 km2 (13.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Currumbin
Federal Division(s)McPherson
Suburbs around Currumbin Valley:
Tallebudgera Elanora Currumbin Waters
Tallebudgera Valley Currumbin Valley Piggabeen (NSW)
Dungay (NSW) Tomewin (NSW) Glengarrie (NSW)

Currumbin Valley is a rural locality in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] It borders New South Wales.[3] In the 2016 census, Currumbin Valley had a population of 1,849 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Currumbin Valley is in the Gold Coast hinterland of South East Queensland bounded to the south by the Queensland border with New South Wales.[4]

The valley is relatively small in size being approximately twenty-four kilometers long and around four kilometers wide.[5] Furthermore, Currumbin Valley provides both rural and residential land but is predominantly rural.[6] Currumbin Valley is a unique part of Australia’s Green Cauldron, being the first valley to the north of the escarpment of the cauldron (the temple of which is Mount Warning) in the Murwillumbah region, to the south.[7]

The main road through Currumbin Valley – Currumbin Creek Road extends 20 kilometres west to the Mt Cougal Section of the Springbrook National Park, where it terminates, with a World-Heritage-Listed rainforest walk, the Cougal Cascades (waterfalls) and abundant, native flora and fauna.[8] This pristine rainforest is part of the eastern section of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.[8]

History[edit]

The Currumbin Valley was predominantly used for timber getting and grazing – the settlement date of this area dates from the 1840s.[9]

In the 1870s and 1880s many banana plantations, sugar crops and dairy farms were established.[9] This therefore enabled the minimal population to grow.[9]

Again some growth took place during the early 1900s, following the construction of the railway line.[9][when?]

Currumbin Upper Provisional School opened on 21 September 1908. On 1 January 1909, it became Currumbin State School. Between 1922 and 1923 the school closed due to low student numbers. On 16 June 1966 the school was renamed Currumbin Valley State School.[10]

In December 1926 it was decided to build a Presbyterian church. John Boyd donated the land and Alexander Mayes, a retired builder, drew up the plans and supervised the work.[11] The Upper Currumbin Presbyterian Church was officially opened on Saturday 23 April 1927 by Reverend William Herman Waters, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Queensland.[12] When the Presbyterian Church amalgamated into the Uniting Church in Australia in 1977, it became Currumbin Valley Uniting Church, later Currumbin Valley Community Church.[13]

Significant development occurred from the 1970s.[9]

However, significant growth took place during the 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.[9]

Growth slowed between 2001 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added.[9]

Attractions[edit]

There are now numerous attractions in the Currumbin Valley region – some of which include: Springbrook National Park, Nicoll Scrub National Park, Currumbin Valley Rock Pools, Burleigh Palms Golf Course, Meadow Park Golf Course, Tallebudgera Golf Course, Burleigh West Golf Driving Range, Coplick Family Sports Park, George Dacca Bramley Park, Robinson Park, Schuster Park, Gold Coast Archery Club, Camp Eden Health Retreat, Coolangatta Special School Farm and several schools.[14]

The Currumbin Valley Rock Pool is located 12 km inland from Currumbin beach, and is a popular attraction for locals.[15][16] Springbrook also offers a number of walking trails around the rainforest. Information about the walking trails around the Springbrook National Park can be found at the Rangers offices in Natural Bridge or Springbrook.[17] Nicoll Scrub National Park is a protected area in Queensland, 88 km southeast of Brisbane. It adjoins the Currumbin Valley Reserve and protects remnant rainforest vegetation.[18]

Amenities[edit]

The Gold Coast City Council operates a fortnightly mobile library service which visits Currumbin Valley State School on Currumbin Creek Road.[19]

Currumbin Valley Uniting Church is at 1326 Currumbin Creek Road (28°12′44″S 153°23′17″E / 28.2121°S 153.3881°E / -28.2121; 153.3881 (Currumbin Valley Uniting Church)).[20][21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Currumbin Valley (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Currumbin Valley – locality in City of Gold Coast (entry 46044)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  4. ^ Big Volcano. "Northern Rivers, Gold Coast Hinterland and Scenic Rim". Volcano Villages. Tourism Marketing & Media. Archived from the original on 3 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ Whereis. "Map of Currumbin Valley, QLD 4223". Sensis Pty Ltd. White Pages. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  6. ^ Tallebudgera and Currumbin Valleys. "Currumbin Valley" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 February 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  7. ^ New South Wales Government. "Wollumbin National Park". Office of Environment and Heritage. New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife service. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b Southern Gold Coast. "Discover Currumbin Valley". Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original on 20 September 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g The City of Gold Coast. "Profile Areas: Currumbin Valley - Tallebudgera". Community Profiles. Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  10. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  11. ^ "TWEED HEADS". The Northern Star. 51. New South Wales, Australia. 24 December 1926. p. 7. Retrieved 13 September 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "CHURCH NEWS". The Brisbane Courier (21, 609). Queensland, Australia. 30 April 1927. p. 7. Retrieved 13 September 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "Currumbin Valley Community Church". Churches Australia. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  14. ^ GoldCoast.com.au. "Currumbin Valley". GoldCoast.com.au. News Limited. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  15. ^ McMahon, Alle. "Currumbin Valley Rock Pools". Weekend notes. On Topic Media PTY LTD. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  16. ^ Lidster, Deb. "currumbin rock pools currumbin valley". Must do in Brisbane.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  17. ^ Australian Explorer Pty Ltd. "Springbrook National Park". Australian Explorer Pty Ltd Since. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  18. ^ TouristLink.com. "Nicoll Scrub National Park". Archived from the original on 20 August 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  19. ^ "Mobile Library 2018 timetable" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Find a Church". Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  21. ^ "Currumbin Valley Church". Elanora Uniting Church. Archived from the original on 12 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  22. ^ Blake, Thom. "Currumbin Valley Presbyterian Church". Queensland religious places database. Retrieved 12 September 2021.