Karana Downs, Queensland

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Karana Downs
BrisbaneQueensland
Karana Downs is located in Queensland
Karana Downs
Karana Downs
Coordinates27°32′33″S 152°49′21″E / 27.5425°S 152.8224°E / -27.5425; 152.8224 (Karana Downs (centre of locality))
Population3,862 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density515/km2 (1,334/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4306
Area7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Pullenvale Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Moggill
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Karana Downs:
Mount Crosby Mount Crosby Mount Crosby
Mount Crosby Karana Downs Karalee
Chuwar Karalee Karalee

Karana Downs is a residential locality in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census Karana Downs had a population of 3,862 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The locality is bordered by the Brisbane River to the south and east, and by Mount Crosby Road to the north and north-west.[4]

Many of the streets and parks in Karana Downs have Aboriginal names.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Mount Crosby Provisional School opened on 30 January 1882 with 22 pupils under teacher Arthur Leigh. It closed on 31 December 1892, but soon reopened on 11 September 1893 as Mount Crosby State School under head teacher Samuel Rea.[5][6][7]

In 13 May 1948 Queensland Premier Ned Hanlon officially opened the first section of the Mount Crosby East Bank Water Treatment Plant.[8][9]

The modern locality of Karana Downs was developed from parts of the areas of Kholo, Lake Manchester, and Mount Crosby with 5 square kilometres (1.9 sq mi) of land being divided in 1973. The name Karana Downs was proposed by the developer; it has been suggested that Karana is an Aboriginal name meaning quiet place.[3] Karana Downs was originally part of the Shire of Moreton and then later of the City of Ipswich.

In the 1990s residents lobbied to become part of the City of Brisbane. In 2000 Kholo, Mount Crosby and Karana Downs were transferred from the City of Ipswich to become part of the City of Brisbane.[10]

In the 2001 census, there were 5,177 people residing in Karana Downs. Between the 1996 census and 2001 census, there was a 0.3% population increase.[citation needed]

In the 2006 census, Karana Downs had a population of 3,840 people.[11]

In the 2011 census, Karana Downs had a population of 3,826 people.[12]

In the 2016 census Karana Downs had a population of 3,862 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Mount Crosby State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 541 Mount Crosby Road (27°33′03″S 152°48′25″E / 27.5508°S 152.8070°E / -27.5508; 152.8070 (Mount Crosby State School)).[13][14] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 661 students with 50 teachers (42 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent).[15] It includes a special education program.[13]

There is no secondary school in Karana Downs. The nearest government secondary school is Ipswich State High School in Brassall in Ipswich to the south-west.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Karana Downs Fire Station is at 2 College Road (27°33′09″S 152°48′25″E / 27.5524°S 152.8069°E / -27.5524; 152.8069 (Karana Downs Fire Station)).[16][17]

Karana Downs Police Station is at 6 College Road adjacent to the fire station (27°33′09″S 152°48′26″E / 27.5525°S 152.8073°E / -27.5525; 152.8073 (Karana Downs Police Station)).[16][18]

Mount Crosby Eastbank Water Treatment Plant is at 850 Mount Crosby Road (27°31′45″S 152°48′12″E / 27.5292°S 152.8033°E / -27.5292; 152.8033 (Mount Crosby Eastbank Water Treatment Plant)) extending into neighbouring Mount Crosby.[19][20][21]

Karana Downs Sewage Treatment Plant is at 69A Nalya Crescent (27°32′26″S 152°50′04″E / 27.5406°S 152.8344°E / -27.5406; 152.8344 (Karana Downs Sewage Treatment Plant)).[19][22]

Amenities[edit]

Karana Downs Shopping Centre is on the corner of Awonga Court, College Road and Tanderra Way (27°32′49″S 152°49′23″E / 27.5469°S 152.8231°E / -27.5469; 152.8231 (Karana Downs Shopping Centre)).[23][24]

There are a number of parks in the area:

View of Brisbane River, from Kookaburra Park

Kookaburra Park is a large park on the bank of the Brisbane River. Prior to the 2010–11 Queensland floods, it included a boat ramp, children's play area, amphitheatre, fishing platform, and off-leash dog area. Virtually the entire park was destroyed by flood-waters in 2011; it has since been reopened with reduced facilities.

There is a boat ramp at Caringal Drive into the Brisbane River at Kookaburra Park (27°32′34″S 152°50′28″E / 27.5427°S 152.8411°E / -27.5427; 152.8411 (Karana Downs, Caringal Drive boat ramp)).[26]

The Karana Downs Country Club has an 18-hole golf course,[27] which formed part of the original plans for the Karana Downs development. In 2011, there were plans to redevelop the golf course into a medium density residential area; these plans were rejected by Brisbane City Council on 27 October 2011. An appeal to the Planning and Environmental Court by the developer was lodged but withdrawn in August 2012.[citation needed]

Public transport[edit]

Due to insufficient population density, according to the Transport Minister and Department, the suburb generally lacks public transport however, in late 2006, a taxi van with a capacity of 10 people, started ferrying people every 20 minutes from 6:30 am to 9:00 am from Karana Downs, and nearby Mount Crosby and Anstead, to Bellbowrie, where commuters can link up with TransLink bus route 444.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census Karana Downs recorded a population of was 3,826 people, 50.4% female and 49.6% male.[12]

The median age of the Karana Downs population was 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian median.[12]

76.2% of people living in Karana Downs were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 7.5%, New Zealand 3.8%, South Africa 2.1%, Germany 0.7%, United States of America 0.7%.[12]

93.4% of people spoke English as their first language 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.5% German, 0.4% French, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Dutch.[12]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Pullenvale Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Karana Downs – locality in City of Brisbane (entry 41385)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "Agency ID 259, Mount Crosby State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  8. ^ "The history of the East Bank filters". Seqwater. Archived from the original on 13 March 2020. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  9. ^ "PREMIER TO AID CITY WATER PLAN". The Courier-mail (3578). Queensland, Australia. 14 May 1948. p. 4. Retrieved 21 February 2021 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Council History". Ipswich City Council. 4 March 2014. Archived from the original on 19 November 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  11. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Karana Downs (SSC)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  12. ^ a b c d e Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Karana Downs (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 June 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  13. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Mount Crosby State School". Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ a b "Emergency services facilities - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  17. ^ "South Eastern Region". Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Archived from the original on 5 February 2021. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  18. ^ "Karana Downs Station". Queensland Police. Archived from the original on 8 August 2020. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  19. ^ a b "Landmark Areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 21 November 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  20. ^ Google (21 February 2021). "Mount Crosby Eastbank Water Treatment Plant" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  21. ^ "Mt Crosby East Bank WTP filter upgrade". Seqwater. Archived from the original on 1 October 2020. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  22. ^ "Karana Downs Sewage Treatment Plant". Department of Environment and Science. Queensland Government. 2019. Archived from the original on 21 February 2021. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  23. ^ "Building areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  24. ^ Google (21 February 2021). "Karana Downs Shopping Centre" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "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.
  26. ^ "Recreational Boating Facilities Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  27. ^ "The Golf Course". Karana Downs Country Club. Karana Downs Country Club. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014.

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