Maudsland, Queensland

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Maudsland
Queensland
Park along Tuxedo Junction Drive, Maudsland, Queensland.jpg
Park along Tuxedo Junction Drive, 2016
Maudsland is located in Queensland
Maudsland
Maudsland
Coordinates 27°56′01″S 153°16′50″E / 27.93361°S 153.28056°E / -27.93361; 153.28056Coordinates: 27°56′01″S 153°16′50″E / 27.93361°S 153.28056°E / -27.93361; 153.28056
Population 5,568 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4210
Location
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Theodore
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Maudsland:
Upper Coomera Oxenford Oxenford
Guanaba Maudsland Pacific Pines
Mount Nathan Mount Nathan Nerang

Maudsland is a rural locality in the north of City of Gold Coast on the coast of Queensland, Australia.[2] Maudsland features acreage properties, a number of housing estates including acreage and neighbourhood ones. At the 2011 census, 3,215 people lived in the suburb.[3] The suburb's postcode is 4210.

Geography[edit]

Maudsland is bounded on the west by the Nerang River and by the Gaven Arterial Road to the north. Maudsland Road is the main road to and through the locality. On the east, the locality is adjacent to, but does not include, the Nerang National Park.

History[edit]

Maudsland Provisional School opened on 13 October 1879 under head teacher John William Scott and became a state school on 1 January 1909. It closed on 15 April 1963 and its remaining students and its buildings were transferred to Coomera State School. The school grounds were converted to parkland by the Albert Shire Council.[4][5][6][7]

Maudsland was connected to the telephone network in 1924.[8]

Estates[edit]

Acreage estates include Huntington Downs and Tuxedo Junction, both off Maudsland Road, one of the busier and important roads in the suburb. There are also non-acreage neighbourhood estates such as Parklake and Riverstone Crossing, and Huntington Rise is being constructed.

Facilities[edit]

Facilities in Maudsland include a large park and playground in the estate of Parklake, with a field, barbecue and picnic facilities, and play areas.

The Maudsland Village Shopping Centre and an adjacent childcare centre were severely damaged by fire in August 2012.[9][10] Neighbouring businesses including a liquor store and tavern were undamaged. The shopping centre reopened in 2013.

Nearby to the suburb are numerous schools and Westfield Helensvale, a large shopping centre. Also located here is the Helensvale railway station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Maudsland (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Maudsland (entry 46060)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Maudsland (State suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 January 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0 
  6. ^ "Agency ID6193, Maudsland State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "History". Coomera State School. Coomera State School. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Telephone for Maudsland". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 24 January 1924. p. 5. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Shopping complex destroyed by fire on Maudsland Rd and Killarney Ct at Oxenford on the Gold Coast". The Courier Mail. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  10. ^ "Maudsland Shopping Village Case Study" (PDF). Bay Building Group. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Coghill, Gloria A; Coomera State School (1998), 125 Years of schooling on the Coomera 1873–1998, G. Coghill, ISBN 978-0-646-35838-3  — includes Maudsland State School

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