Dakabin, Queensland

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Dakabin
Moreton BayQueensland
Dakabin is located in Queensland
Dakabin
Dakabin
Coordinates27°13′24″S 152°59′07″E / 27.2233°S 152.9852°E / -27.2233; 152.9852 (Dakabin (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°13′24″S 152°59′07″E / 27.2233°S 152.9852°E / -27.2233; 152.9852 (Dakabin (centre of locality))
Population3,540 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density621/km2 (1,609/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4503
Area5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Murrumba
Federal division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Dakabin:
Kurwongbah Narangba Narangba
Kurwongbah Dakabin North Lakes
Kurwongbah Kallangur North Lakes

Dakabin is a locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Dakabin had a population of 3,540 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The western boundary is aligned with the North Coast railway line while the eastern boundary follows the Bruce Highway.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The origin of the suburb name is from the Yugarabul Indigenous Australian language meaning grass tree or grass root.[3]

Alma Park Zoo opened in 1969. it was a 20-acre (8.1 ha) park which contained Australian and exotic species as well as tropical gardens. It was proposed to relocate the zoo to Logan City in 2011,[4] but on 31 March 2014 the zoo relocated to The Big Pineapple.[5]

Dakabin State High School opened on 23 January 1978.[6][7]

Northpine Christian College opened in Dakabin on 1 March 1978.[6] The school originally opened in Zillmere in 1953, but the school building was destroyed in a fire in February 1978, resulting in its relocation to Dakabin. The school only provided primary schooling until 1984 when secondary schooling to Year 10 was added. In 1996 the school expanded to full secondary schooling (to Year 12).[8]

In the 2011 census, Dakabin recorded a population of 1,447 people, 50.3% female and 49.7% male. The median age of the Dakabin population was 33 years, 4 years below the national median of 37. 78.5% of people living in Dakabin were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 4.9%, England 4.7%, South Africa 1.5%, Scotland 0.9%, United States of America 0.8%. 92.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Auslan, 0.6% Sinhalese, 0.4% Malayalam, 0.3% Russian, 0.3% Hindi.[9]

In the 2016 census, Dakabin had a population of 3,540 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Northpine Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 29 Hughes Road East (27°13′16″S 152°59′06″E / 27.2210°S 152.9850°E / -27.2210; 152.9850 (Northpine Christian College)).[10][11] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 896 students with 65 teachers (61 full-time equivalent) and 36 non-teaching staff (26 full-time equivalent).[12] It is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.[13]

Dakabin State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Marsden Road (27°13′47″S 152°58′51″E / 27.2296°S 152.9808°E / -27.2296; 152.9808 (Dakabin State High School)).[10][14] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 905 students with 92 teachers (85 full-time equivalent) and 48 non-teaching staff (34 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program and an intensive English language program.[10][15]

There is no government primary school in Dakabin. Despite its name, Dakabin State School is located in neighbouring Kallangur.[16]

Sport[edit]

North Pine United Soccer Club play out of Bob Brock Park. They are currently part of the Football Queensland Premier League. Bob Brock Park has two cricket fields and three soccer fields.[17]

Transport[edit]

Dakabin railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.[citation needed]

The station has been upgraded providing elevators for wheelchairs and bikes.[18] Also, there is be a raised section of the platform for easier access.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dakabin (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Dakabin – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45387)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  3. ^ Moreton Bay Regional Council. "Dakabin - Kallangur". Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  4. ^ Waters, Georgia (20 May 2011). "Alma Park Zoo to move to Logan". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 9 June 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Home". Wildlife HQ. Archived from the original on 8 December 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  6. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "Our School". Dakabin State High School. Archived from the original on 6 March 2021. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Our History". Northpine Christian College. Archived from the original on 19 April 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Dakabin (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 December 2021. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ a b c "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Northpine Christian College". Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Overview". Northpine Christian College. Archived from the original on 6 May 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  14. ^ "Dakabin State High School". Dakabin State High School. 28 April 2020. Archived from the original on 8 June 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  15. ^ "Dakabin SHS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 31 October 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Dakabin State School". Dakabin State School. 16 March 2020. Archived from the original on 8 April 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
  17. ^ "Bob Brock Park". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Upgrade Progress – Dakabin Station Action Group". Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  19. ^ "Dakabin station upgrade". Queensland Rail. Archived from the original on 5 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.

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