Gympie Road, Brisbane

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Gympie Road
Queensland
Gympie Road Chermside 2008.JPG
General information
Type Road
Length 19 km (12 mi)
Route number(s)
  • A3
  • (Lutwyche to Bald Hills)
  • State Route 58

(Bald Hills to Petrie)

Major junctions
SE end Lutwyche Road, Lutwyche, Queensland
  Gympie Arterial Road
NW end Dayboro Road, Petrie, Queensland
Location(s)
Major suburbs Kedron, Chermside, Aspley, Strathpine
Gympie Road, Kedron 2008

Gympie Road is a major road in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The road forms part of the main road route from the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD) to the northern suburbs, Sunshine Coast and east coast of Queensland.

Gympie road is designated A3 from Lutwyche Road, Kedron to the Gympie Arterial Road, Bald Hills. The road then continues as State Route 58 to Dayboro Road, Petrie.

Gympie Road is named after the town of Gympie, north of the Sunshine Coast.

Landmarks[edit]

Gympie Road is lined with many shops, fast food outlets, restaurants, car yards, factories, motels, caravan parks, parks and schools including:

History[edit]

Cobb and Co coach, Old Gympie Road, Kallangur

The first private land sale occurred on Gympie Road near Kedron Brook in 1857. Farms, slaughter yards and tanneries were common sites along Gympie Road prior to World War I.

The tram line from the Brisbane CBD was extended to Kedron Park Hotel in 1914, Lutwyche Cemetery in 1925 and Chermside in 1947. The tram service was closed in 1968 and replaced with diesel buses.

In 1922, there was a proposal to build Anzac Avenue as a memorial to those who died in World War 1. The memorial avenue which run from Brisbane CBD to Redcliffe (which, at that time, was not connected to Brisbane by road, only by sea). This proposal would use and rename Gympie Road for the northward part of the route and then extend it eastwards towards Redcliffe. However, in its final form, Anzac Avenue commenced at Petrie rather than Brisabne and so Gympie Road was only renamed from Petrie onwards (which is why Gympie Road terminates at Petrie today). The first segment of Anzac Avenue from Petrie to Kallangur was formally Gympie Road. However, at Kallangur, Anzac Avenue left Gympie Road to go east, leaving parts of Gympie Road going north through Kallangur to Burpengary disconnected (as a name) from the Brisbane to Petrie section. The segment from Kallangur to Burpengary was later renamed Old Gympie Road.

The first integrated shopping mall in Queensland opened on the corner of Hamilton Road, Chermside in 1957. Originally called the Chermside Drive-in Shopping Centre, it has extended on many occasions and is now Westfield Chermside.

The route was formerly part of the Bruce Highway and carried the designation National Route 1 until the Gateway Bridge opened in 1986. The route has since had the designations of Alt Route 1 and Metroad 3.

Future[edit]

TransLink is planning for the Kedron to Bracken Ridge section of the Northern Busway that will generally follow Gympie Road.

Interfaces with Airport Link tunnel[edit]

Gympie Road has the following interfaces with the Airport Link tunnel:

  • Northbound carriageway - traffic from either direction exiting the Airport Link can enter Gympie Road about 650 metres north of its southern end.
  • Southbound carriageway - traffic wishing to proceed in either direction on Airport Link can exit Gympie Road about 500 metres from its southern end.
  • Southern end (intersection with Kedron Park Road) - traffic proceeding north from Lutwyche Road and wishing to travel east on Airport Link can cross the southbound carriageway under traffic light control and exit Gympie Road at its southern end.

Major intersections[edit]

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
Brisbane Kedron 0 0.0 Lutwyche Road (State Route A3) south - Lutwyche /
Kedron Park Road - east - Wooloowin /
Airport Link (State Route M7) east - Hendra, Brisbane Airport
Southern end of Gympie Road.
Traffic proceeding north from Lutwyche Road and wishing to travel east on Airport Link can cross the southbound carriageway of Gympie Road under traffic light control and exit at this intersection.
Kedron Brook 0.2 0.12 Bridge (no known official name)
Brisbane Kedron 0.4 0.25 Stafford Road (Metroad 5) west - Stafford This is a grade-separated intersection.
0.5 0.31 Airport Link (State Route M7) east - Hendra, Brisbane Airport /
south - Windsor, Bowen Hills
Traffic proceeding south on Gympie Road and wishing to travel in either direction on Airport Link can exit Gympie Road at this point.
0.6 0.37 Airport Link (State Route M7) Traffic from either direction exiting the Airport Link can enter the northbound carriageway of Gympie Road at this point.
1.7 1.1 Edinburgh Castle Road - east - Wavell Heights
1.9 1.2 Kitchener Road - west - Stafford Heights
Chermside 2.6 1.6 Rode Road - west - Chermside West /
east - Wavell Heights
3.5 2.2 Hamilton Road - west - Chermside West /
east - Wavell Heights
Downfall Creek 4.1 2.5 Bridge (no known official name)
Brisbane Chermside - Aspley boundary 4.2 2.6 Murphy Road - north-east - Zillmere Intersection is on the boundary between Chermside and Aspley, which follows the centre line of Gympie Road to the north-west and that of Murphy Road to the north-east.
5.1 3.2 Webster Road (State Route 27) south - Chermside West /
Ellison Road (State Route 27) east - Geebung
Intersection is on the boundary between Chermside and Aspley, which follows the centre line of Gympie Road to the south-east and that of Webster Road to the south.
Aspley 6.4 4.0 Albany Creek Road (State Route 28) west - Bridgeman Downs, Albany Creek /
Robinson Road West (State Route 28) east - Geebung
7.3 4.5 Zillmere Road - east - Zillmere
Cabbage Tree Creek (formerly Tighgum Creek) 7.3 4.5 Bridge (no known official name)
Brisbane Carseldine 7.4 4.6 Graham Road - west - Bridgeman Downs
8.5 5.3 Beams Road - west - Bridgeman Downs /
east - Fitzgibbon
9.4 5.8 Gympie Arterial Road (State Route M3) north - Bald Hills This intersection allows traffic to exit from the northbound carriageway of the highway to the Sunshine Coast, which becomes Gympie Arterial Road, and to continue to follow Gympie Road. There is no access to either side of the highway at this intersection.
Carseldine - Bald Hills boundary 10.2 6.3 Linkfield Road (State Route 40) west - Brendale /
east - Bracken Ridge
Intersection is on the boundary between Carseldine and Bald Hills, which follows the centre line of Linkfield Road.
Bald Hills 12.0 7.5 Strathpine Road (State Route 58) east - Bracken Ridge Gympie Road continues west as State Route 58.
South Pine River 12.2 7.6 Bridge (no known official name)
Moreton Bay Strathpine 13.0 8.1 Kremzow Road - south - Brendale
13.5 8.4 South Pine Road (State Route 28) west - Brendale
14.7 9.1 Samsonvale Road - west - Bray Park /
Bells Pocket Road - east - Lawnton
Four Mile Creek 15.3 9.5 Bridge (no known official name)
Moreton Bay Lawnton 16.5 10.3 Francis Road - west - Joyner
16.8 10.4 Todds Road - west - Joyner /
Lawnton Pocket Road - east - Lawnton
North Pine River 17.8 11.1 A.J.Wyllie[1] Bridge
Moreton Bay Petrie 18.5 11.5 Dayboro Road (State Route 58) west - Whiteside /
Anzac Avenue (State Route 71) east - Kallangur
Northern end of Gympie Road.
  •       Route transition

See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wyllie Homestead Gate Posts". North Pine Historical Society Inc. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°23′44.80″S 153°01′51.72″E / 27.3957778°S 153.0310333°E / -27.3957778; 153.0310333