Kippa-Ring, Queensland

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Kippa-Ring
Queensland
Kippa-Ring-queensland-suburb-map.png
Population 9,929 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1971
Postcode(s) 4021
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
Region South East Queensland
State electorate(s) Murrumba, Redcliffe
Federal Division(s) Petrie
Suburbs around Kippa-Ring:
Rothwell Newport Newport
Redcliffe
Rothwell Kippa-Ring Redcliffe
Clontarf Clontarf Margate

Kippa-Ring is a suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is at the center of the Redcliffe Peninsula, approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital. Designated as the commercial, retail & financial centre for the Redcliffe region, Kippa-Ring houses the bulk of the commercial and retail sectors on the peninsula including the largest shopping centres.

History[edit]

The suburb's name is a combination of the Kabi indigenous word "kippa", meaning young uninitiated man, and ring, a reference to a bora ring.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Kippa-Ring has the following heritage-listings:

Attractions and features[edit]

Kippa-Ring is home to two of the Redcliffe Peninsula's largest shopping centres - Peninsula Fair & Kippa-Ring Village, both of which are side by side. Peninsula Fair houses one of the first Kmart stores in Queensland and the only multiplex cinemas on the Redcliffe peninsula. Kippa-Ring station is the location of the terminus of the Redcliffe Peninsula railway line. The suburb is home to the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens[5] which hosts a multitude of native flora and fauna and is home during the day to the regions fruit bat population.

Sport[edit]

Kippa-Ring is home to Talobilla Park which hosts baseball club, Redcliffe Padres, rugby league club the Redcliffe Dolphins, Redcliffe PCYC softball as well as a canoe, dragon boat and rowing club. Peninsula Power football club also play at AJ Kelly Field, competing in the Brisbane Premier League.

Education[edit]

Educational institutions within Kippa-Ring are Hercules Road State School [6]with just over 820 enrollments,[7] Kippa-Ring State School [8] with more than 500 enrollments,[9] and Southern Cross Catholic College's Holy Cross primary campus.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kippa-Ring (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kippa-Ring (entry 45443)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kippa-Ring". Place Names Online Search. Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Anzac Memorial Avenue (former) (entry 602693)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Redcliffe Botanic Gardens". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Hercules Road SS". Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Hercules Road State School (SS) : Primary Enrolments". Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and the Arts. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  8. ^ "Kippa-Ring SS". Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Kippa-Ring State School (SS) : Primary Enrolments". Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and the Arts. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  10. ^ "Southern Cross Catholic College". Retrieved 30 January 2017. 

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Coordinates: 27°13′32″S 153°05′04″E / 27.2255°S 153.0844°E / -27.2255; 153.0844