Gympie Road, Brisbane

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Gympie Road
Queensland
Gympie Road Chermside 2008.JPG
General information
TypeRoad
Length19 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 suburbsKedron, 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[2] and tanneries[3] 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[4]. 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 I. The memorial avenue was to 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 Brisbane 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 formerly 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 Gympie Road and 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]

LGALocationkmmiDestinationsNotes
BrisbaneKedron00.0 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 (A3)
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 Brook0.20.12Bridge (no known official name)
BrisbaneKedron0.40.25 Stafford Road (Metroad 5) west - StaffordThis is a grade-separated intersection.
0.50.31 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.
0.60.37 Airport Link (State Route M7)Traffic from either direction exiting the Airport Link can enter the northbound carriageway of Gympie Road at this point.
1.71.1Edinburgh Castle Road - east - Wavell Heights
1.91.2Kitchener Road - west - Stafford Heights
Chermside2.61.6Rode Road - west - Chermside West /
east - Wavell Heights
3.52.2Hamilton Road - west - Chermside West /
east - Wavell Heights
Downfall Creek4.12.5Bridge (no known official name)
BrisbaneChermside - Aspley boundary4.22.6Murphy Road - north-east - ZillmereIntersection 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.
5.13.2 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.
Aspley6.44.0 Albany Creek Road (State Route 28) west - Bridgeman Downs, Albany Creek /
Robinson Road West (State Route 28) east - Geebung
7.34.5Zillmere Road - east - Zillmere
Cabbage Tree Creek (formerly Tighgum Creek)7.34.5Bridge (no known official name)
BrisbaneCarseldine7.44.6Graham Road - west - Bridgeman Downs
8.55.3Beams Road - west - Bridgeman Downs /
east - Fitzgibbon
9.45.8 Gympie Arterial Road (State Route M3) north - Bald HillsThis 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 boundary10.26.3 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 Hills12.07.5 Strathpine Road (State Route 58) east - Bracken RidgeGympie Road continues west as State Route 58.
South Pine River12.27.6Bridge (no known official name)
Moreton BayStrathpine13.08.1Kremzow Road - south - Brendale
13.58.4 South Pine Road (State Route 28) west - Brendale
14.79.1Samsonvale Road - west - Bray Park /
Bells Pocket Road - east - Lawnton
Four Mile Creek15.39.5Bridge (no known official name)
Moreton BayLawnton16.510.3Francis Road - west - Joyner
16.810.4Todds Road - west - Joyner /
Lawnton Pocket Road - east - Lawnton
North Pine River17.811.1A.J.Wyllie[5] Bridge
Moreton BayPetrie18.511.5Dayboro Road (State Route 58) west - Whiteside /
Anzac Avenue (State Route 71) east - Kallangur
Northern end of Gympie Road.

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pine Rivers Park". moretonbay.qld.gov.au. Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Noxious Industry to Parks and Houses". chermsidedistrict.org.au. Chermside and District Historical Society. Archived from the original on 25 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Packer and Knox". chermsidedistrict.org.au. Chermside and District Historical Society. Archived from the original on 25 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Trams to Chermside". chermsidedistrict.org.au. Chermside and District Historical Society. Archived from the original on 25 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Wyllie Homestead Gate Posts". North Pine Historical Society Inc. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. 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