Marcoola, Queensland

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Marcoola
Queensland
Marcoola Beach.jpg
Marcoola Beach
Population3,173 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4564
Location112 km (70 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Marcoola:
Maroochy River Mount Coolum Pacific Ocean
Bli Bli Marcoola Pacific Ocean
Pacific Paradise Mudjimba Pacific Ocean

Marcoola is a coastal town and locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] It includes part of the pristine Mount Coolum national park, borders with the Maroochy River and is part of the Maroochy River Catchment Area[4] and includes urban developments of Town of Seaside and Mount Coolum Shores. The name Marcoola was a coined name and reflects its location between MARoochydore and COOLum.[2]

Sunshine Coast Airport is located within the suburban boundary of Marcoola.

History[edit]

Demographic[edit]

The 2016 census revealed there were 3,173 people in Marcoola, of which 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.[5]

Environment[edit]

Many species persist in this region, including flora such as paperbark open forest and woodland, Banksia aemula (Wallum Banksia) woodland, and open heathland.[6] The region provides essential habitat for Ground Parrot's which are regularly recorded and it is believed a subpopulation between 15 and 19 birds exists in Marcoola, making this the largest subpopulation within the Sunshine Coast and consequently important for the species persistence.[7] Many other popular bird species have also been recorded in the area in recent years.[8]

Marcoola coastal region is part of the Australian Commonwealth's, Temperate East Marine Region, and consists of several 'nationally important wetlands' and 'protected area' locations.[9]

Environmental Disasters[edit]

In March 2009 a ship called, MV Pacific Adventurer, spilled 270 tonnes of oil off the coast of Brisbane causing damage to the Marcoola coastline among other areas and costing the state millions of dollars.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Marcoola (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Marcoola - population centre in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 20926)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Marcoola - locality in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48744)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Maroochy River Catchment". Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Marcoola (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 September 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Chapter B7 Terrestrial Flora - Airport and Surrounds Terrestrial Flora, Sunshine Coast Airport Environmental Impact Statement" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 April 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  7. ^ Chapter B8 Terrestrial Fauna - Airport and Surrounds Terrestrial Fauna Archived 16 April 2018 at the Wayback Machine Sunshine Coast Airport Environmental Impact Statement, accessed: 21 September 2018
  8. ^ Marcoola Beach Checklist eBird Australia website, accessed:16 January 2019
  9. ^ Protected Matters Search Tool Archived 8 May 2018 at the Wayback MachineDepartment of the Environment and Energy website, published: 28 May 2015, accessed: 21 September 2018
  10. ^ Meissner, Katie (2 September 2012). "Environmental disaster meets state politics". Australian Journal of Communication. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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Coordinates: 26°35′S 153°05′E / 26.583°S 153.083°E / -26.583; 153.083