Gilberton, Queensland (Gold Coast)

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Gilberton
Gold Coast, QueenslandQueensland
Private road through sugar cane fields, Gilberton, 2014.JPG
Private road through sugar cane fields, 2014
Gilberton is located in Queensland
Gilberton
Gilberton
Coordinates27°44′33″S 153°16′26″E / 27.7425°S 153.2738°E / -27.7425; 153.2738 (Gilberton (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°44′33″S 153°16′26″E / 27.7425°S 153.2738°E / -27.7425; 153.2738 (Gilberton (centre of locality))
Population25 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3.13/km2 (8.09/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4208
Area8.0 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location30 km (19 mi) north of Southport
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Coomera
Federal Division(s)Fadden
Suburbs around Gilberton:
Alberton Alberton Alberton
Stapylton Gilberton Woongoolba
Ormeau Norwell Norwell

Gilberton is a rural locality in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Gilberton had a population of 25 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The land is flat and low-lying, being less than 10 metres (33 ft) above sea level. It is well-watered by a number of creeks. Most of the land use is growing sugarcane with a small area of grazing on native vegetation in the west of the locality.In the 2016 census Gilberton had a population of 25 people.[3]

History[edit]

In the 2016 census Gilberton had a population of 25 people.[1]

Environmental issues[edit]

Sign about environment remediation, Gilberton, 2014

Gilberton has acid sulphate soil in naturally water-logged conditions. The lowering of the water table due to drainage work on the Pimpama River allows oxidisation of the iron sulfide to create sulphuric acid which can, in turn, enable the release of iron, aluminium and other heavy metals, doing damage to both the natural and built environment. Application of lime to neutralise low pH levels and the maintenance of broad shallow drains to reduce oxidisation are used to mitigate the problem.[4]

Gold Coast Intra Regional Transport Corridor[edit]

The proposed Gold Coast Intra Regional Transport Corridor will connect Gold Coast suburbs from Coomera to Carrara with a multi-modal urban arterial road by 2031. It is proposed to reserve a land corridor from Coomera to Stapylton for future extensions; on current plans, this land corridor will pass through Gilberton near the confluence of Sandy Creek and Halfway Creek.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gilberton (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Gilberton – locality in City of Gold Coast (entry 46048)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gilberton (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ Pearson, Leonie; Geoff McDonald; Sarah Park; Ben Harman; Sonja Heyenga; Heidi Horan (July 2007). "Future Use of the Rocky Point Cane Landscapes, Gold Coast" (PDF). CSIRO. Archived from the original on 31 December 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Gold Coast City Transport Strategy 2031" (PDF). City of Gold Coast Council. March 2013. Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 December 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Draft Gold Coast City Transport Strategy 2031" (PDF). City of Gold Coast Council. October 2012. Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 December 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2014.