Moreton Bay, Queensland
Narangba Village Shopping Centre
|Population||16,223 (2011 Census)|
|Location||34 km (21 mi) from Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
|State electorate(s)||Murrumba, Kallangur, Morayfield|
|Federal Division(s)||Fisher, Longman|
This suburb has rural origins, but is being redeveloped as a residential suburb on the outskirts of the greater Brisbane metropolitan area.
The name Narangba possibly originated from an Aboriginal word meaning "small ridge", and that describes the area where the railway station with its associated township was situated. Earlier, it was part of an area referred to as Stoney Creek. The railway station was first called Sideling Creek Station, later renamed as Narangba. The suburb lies within the Burpengary Creek catchment area.
An award-winning Development Control Plan has resulted in major residential interest regarding the areas of Narangba and Burpengary, with infrastructure matching population growth. An industrial estate providing services required by manufacturing and general industries has taken full advantage of the shire's transport corridors, with sites on either side of the Bruce Highway.
In the 2011 Census the population of Narangba was 16,223, 50.5% of whom are females and 49.5% of whom are males. The median/average age of the Narangba population was 31 years of age, 6 years below the Australian average. 78.8% of people living in Narangba were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.2%, New Zealand 5.2%, South Africa 0.8%, Scotland 0.6%, Philippines 0.4%. 93.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.3% Afrikaans, 0.3% German, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Hindi, 0.2% Spanish.
The climate in Narangba is a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfa). It consists of hot, humid and wet summers and mild, mainly dry winters.
Precipitation in the warmer months is usually from thunderstorms, of which many can be severe. It can also come from remnants of cyclones sweeping down the east coast. In the winter months, precipitation comes from cold fronts or an Australian east coast low (also known as an ECL).
The local newspapers are Our Narangba Magazine, the Caboolture Shire Herald and the Caboolture News. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Courier-Mail and The Australian are also available.
Shopping and dining
A basic community shopping village is located on Main Street within the original retail precinct of Narangba opposite the train station as depicted on the thumbnail image of this page although for more select items the recently completed master planned estate of Forest Ridge boasts a modern shopping precinct at the intersection of Young Road and Golden Wattle Drive, this complex consists of a Woolworths, bakery, a 24hr gym, Red Rooster, medical centre and the ever family friendly Narangba Valley Tavern.
With the development of the neighbouring master planned estate of Narangba Heights, there is growing speculation of an IGA or equivalent to be built at the intersection of Oakey Flat Road and Sovereign Drive although this development is yet to be formally announced.
There are several parks and community open spaces in Narangba spanning many kilometres in every direction within the master planned estate of Forest Ridge. Most create a pleasant link between neighbouring streets and children's playgrounds however in the case of the highly sought after Forest Ridge precinct of Creekside the parks meander along the tranquil Burpengary Creek which is home to many unique Australian birds and animals and has been identified as a naturally occurring sub tropical environment and eco-system, the green space surrounding the creek also consists of various native palms and huge stag-horn tree ferns needing to be seen to be believed.
- Narangba State School
- Jinibara State School
- Narangba Valley State School
- Narangba Valley State High School
Regular bus services connect all local suburbs.
Being near the Bruce Highway, Narangba is easily accessible to both the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane averaging 40min by car for either destination.
In 2014 Queensland Rail Translink completed works on the recently refurbished Narangba train station creating a state of the art facility consisting of multiple platforms and secure car parks. Narangba train station now forms a staging point for inbound and outbound express trains which cater to the growing executive class who call Narangba home and make the commute into the Brisbane CBD on a daily basis.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Narangba (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
- Moreton Bay Regional Council. "Narangba". Retrieved 8-12-2011. Check date values in:
- http://www.caboolture.qld.gov.au/discover.aspx?id=348 Accessed 03/02/08