Maroochy River, Queensland
View from slopes of Mount Ninderry towards the Maroochy River, 2012
|Population||1,531 (2016 census)|
|• Density||59.11/km2 (153.1/sq mi)|
|Area||25.9 km2 (10.0 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||113 km (70 mi) N of Brisbane|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
The Maroochy River meanders from west to east through the locality. The surrounding river flats are cleared and primarily used for farming. The hillsides in the north-west and south-east of the locality are primarily used for residential purposes and retain natural bushland. Coolum Creek forms the eastern boundary of the locality.
Maroochy River State School opened on 27 June 1911. It closed on 31 December 1972.
Maroochy River has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
There are a number of parks in the area, including:
- Coolum Creek Environmental Reserve ( )
- Coolum Creek North Conservation Area ( )
- Dunethin Rock Bushland Reserve Network ( )
- Dunethin Rock Recreation Area ( )
- Maroochy River Esplanade - River Road ( )
- Mount Ninderry Bushland Conservation Reserve ( )
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Maroochy River (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Maroochy River – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 50289)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
- Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Maroochy River". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
- "Dunethin Rock (entry 602695)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- "Tramway Lift Bridge over Maroochy River (entry 602527)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- "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.
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