Gold Coast, Queensland
Latrobe Avenue, 2015
|Population||15,987 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Gold Coast|
The name is derived from the name given to a local sugar plantation. A plantation was established in the area around 1870 by Arthur Robinson and Ernest White. Helena was the name of White's youngest sister. Helensvale was the first integrated suburb built on the hinterland fringe of the Gold Coast, and welcomed its first residents in the 1980s with a shopping centre, primary and secondary state schools, golf course, parks and a bowls club.
Helensvale has been planned to develop as a transport hub. The Gold Coast Highway and Pacific Motorway, the two most important road routes on the Gold Coast, link here. The suburb includes a railway station and bus interchange. An extension to the G:link light rail system is proposed to terminate at Helensvale station. It would operate to the current terminus at Gold Coast University Hospital and then via the existing line to Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. The extension is expected to open before the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Sport and recreation
A number of sporting teams represent the local area, including the Helensvale Hornets is the local rugby league club who play home games at Robert Dalley Park and Helensvale Hogs RUC are the local Rugby Union club who play home games at the park at Rugby Lane There are also swimming pools which are located next to Helensvale High School Near the rugby league field.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Helensvale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- "Helensvale History". Council of the City of Gold Coast. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- Helensvale, Queensland - Travelmate
- "Stage two of Gold Coast light rail on track for Commonwealth Games". Queensland Government. 11 October 2015.
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