Molendinar, Queensland

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Molendinar
Gold CoastQueensland
Molendinar is located in Queensland
Molendinar
Molendinar
Coordinates27°58′25″S 153°21′41″E / 27.9736°S 153.3613°E / -27.9736; 153.3613 (Molendinar (centre of locality))
Population6,375 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density828/km2 (2,144/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4214
Area7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Southport
Federal Division(s)Moncrieff
Suburbs around Molendinar:
Arundel Parkwood Southport
Gaven Molendinar Southport
Nerang Ashmore Ashmore

Molendinar is a mixed-use suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Molendinar had a population of 6,375 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The suburb is bounded by Smith Street to the north, Olsen Avenue to the east, the Southport Nerang Road to the south and Pacific Motorway to the west.[3]

The land use is a mixture of residential areas and industrial areas.[3]

History[edit]

Jerringan is the Aboriginal name for the area meaning stringybark tree.[4]

The suburb takes its name from the former Molendinar railway station (27°59′08″S 153°21′22″E / 27.9855°S 153.3560°E / -27.9855; 153.3560 (Molendinar railway station (former)))[5] on the South Coast railway line (opened in 1889 and closed in 1964). The railway station in turn was named after a farm selected by George Hope named after Molendinar Burn, a stream which once flowed through central Glasgow in Scotland.[2][6]

The area was known as Silver Bridle in the 1960s.[citation needed]

The Molendinar Industrial Estate was a Queensland Government project supported by the Gold Coast City Council which commenced development beginning in 1969.[7]

Trinity Lutheran Primary School opened at Cotlew Street, Ashmore, on 27 January 1981.[8]

Trinity Lutheran College (a secondary school) opened on 28 January 1987 as Ashmore Road in Molendinar. [8]

In 2002 the two Lutheran schools merged to form Trinity Lutheran College (a primary and secondary school) operating on two campuses at Cotlew Street in Ashmore and Ashmore Road in Molendinar.[8]

At the 2011 census, Molendinar had a population of 6,375.[9]

On 2 April 2012 an official dedication of the Lynne Richardson Community Centre was held by the Gold Coast City Council.[citation needed]

In the 2016 census, Molendinar had a population of 6,375 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

There are a number of heritage sites in Molendinar, including:

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 census, the median age of people in Molendinar was 36 years.[1]

Amenities[edit]

Lynne Richardson Community Centre is at 2A Gidgee Court (27°58′42″S 153°22′20″E / 27.9782°S 153.3723°E / -27.9782; 153.3723 (Lynne Richardson Community Centre)).[12]

Education[edit]

Trinity Lutheran College is a private primary and secondary school for boys and girls which operates its primary (Prep-5) campus at 641 Ashmore Road (27°58′45″S 153°21′49″E / 27.9792°S 153.36354°E / -27.9792; 153.36354 (Trinity Lutheran College Prep-5 campus)).[13][14] In 2017, the school (both campuses combined) had an enrolment of 1,050 students with 85 teachers (76 full-time equivalent) and 62 non-teaching staff (35 full-time equivalent).[15]

There are no government schools in Molendinar. The nearest government primary school is Ashmore State School in neighbouring Ashmore or Nerang State School in Nerang. The nearest government secondary school is Keebra Park State High School in Southport or Nerang State High School in Nerang.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Molendinar (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Molendinar – suburb in City of Gold Coast (entry 46065)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Molendinar history". Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original on 5 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Tambourine" (Map). Queensland Government. 1926. Archived from the original on 5 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  6. ^ "NOMENCLATURE OF QUEENSLAND.—194". The Courier-mail. Queensland, Australia. 14 May 1936. p. 14. Retrieved 5 April 2020 – via Trove.
  7. ^ "Heritage Tour — Molendinar". Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original on 15 September 2006. Retrieved 5 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b c Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Molendinar (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 April 2020. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ "Ernest Junction Railway Tunnel (entry 650228)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  11. ^ Gold Coast Local Heritage Register - A to M, pp. 35-36
  12. ^ Services. "Lynne Richardson Community Centre". Community Venues and Services. Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original on 13 October 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  13. ^ "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. ^ "Trinity Lutheran College". Archived from the original on 7 December 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 4 April 2020.

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Molendinar". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.