Gailes, Queensland

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Gailes
IpswichQueensland
Gailes is located in Queensland
Gailes
Gailes
Coordinates27°36′50″S 152°54′37″E / 27.6138°S 152.9102°E / -27.6138; 152.9102 (Gailes (centre of suburb))
Population1,828 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,410/km2 (3,640/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4300
Area1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
State electorate(s)Jordan
Federal division(s)Oxley
Suburbs around Gailes:
Goodna Wacol Wacol
Goodna Gailes Carole Park
Goodna Camira Carole Park

Gailes is a suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Gailes had a population of 1,828 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The suburb is bounded to the north by the Ipswich Motorway and the Main Line railway and to the west by Woogaroo Creek, a tributary of the Brisbane River.[3][4]

The land use is predominantly residential with a small amount of undeveloped bushland in the south-west of the locality.[3]

History[edit]

House flooded in Gailes, 12 January 2011

In 1823 explorer John Oxley named a local high point Dingo Hill (27°36′54″S 152°54′59″E / 27.6150°S 152.9164°E / -27.6150; 152.9164 (Dingo Hill)) which became the local name for the area.[5] This led to a local railway siding to also be named Dingo Hill.[6]

On 16 September 1925, the Dingo Hill railway siding was upgraded and renamedGailes railway station (27°36′08″S 152°55′08″E / 27.6021°S 152.9189°E / -27.6021; 152.9189 (Gailes railway station)), after the Western Gailes Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.[7] The suburb of Gailes takes its name from the railway station. The name Gailes means "overgrown by bog-myrth".[2]

Suburban boundary changes in 1986 resulted in the Gailes railway station now being within the suburb of Wacol in City of Brisbane.[3] Similarly the hill Dingo Hill is now within the neighbouring suburb of Camira.[3]

In January 2011 Gailes was flooded during the 2011 Queensland floods.[8]

In the 2011 census Gailes had a population of 1,646 people.[9]

In the 2016 census Gailes had a population of 1,828 people.[1]

Transport[edit]

There is no railway station within the suburb of Gailes. The nearest railway stations are Goodna railway station and Gailes railway station, both of which provide regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Ipswich and Rosewood via Ipswich.[3]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Gailes. The nearest primary school is Camira State School in neighbouring Camira to the south. The nearest secondary schools are Bellbird Park State Secondary College in Bellbird Park to the south-west and Woodcrest State College in Springfield to the south.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Gailes Post Office is at Gailes Shopping Centre, 65 Old Logan Road (27°36′40″S 152°54′57″E / 27.6111°S 152.9158°E / -27.6111; 152.9158 (Gailes Post Office)).[10][11]

Amenities[edit]

There are a number of parks in the area, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gailes (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Gailes – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 45047)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Woogaroo Creek – watercourse in the City of Brisbane (entry 38023)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Dingo Hill – hill in the City of Ipswich (entry 46290)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  6. ^ "It's official, Dingo Hill exists". Queensland Times. 25 February 2010. Archived from the original on 11 February 2021. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Dingo Hill". The Telegraph (16, 475). Queensland, Australia. 19 September 1925. p. 5. Archived from the original on 11 February 2021. Retrieved 11 February 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Looking back on the devastating Queensland floods of 2011". 7NEWS.com.au. 11 January 2020. Archived from the original on 11 February 2021. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Gailes (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ "Building areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  11. ^ "Gailes LPO". Australia Post. Archived from the original on 11 February 2021. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  12. ^ a b c d e "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.

External links[edit]

  • "Gailes". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.