Newport, Queensland

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Newport is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°12′40″S 153°05′26″E / 27.2111°S 153.0905°E / -27.2111; 153.0905 (Newport (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°12′40″S 153°05′26″E / 27.2111°S 153.0905°E / -27.2111; 153.0905 (Newport (centre of suburb))
Population2,964 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density741/km2 (1,919/sq mi)
Area4.0 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Petrie
Suburbs around Newport:
Deception Bay Deception Bay Scarborough
Rothwell Newport Scarborough
Kippa-Ring Kippa-Ring Redcliffe

Newport is a coastal suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Newport had a population of 2,964 people.[1]


Newport is at the north of the Redcliffe Peninsula, approximately 29 kilometres (18 mi) north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia.


Swan Canal, 2016
Mariner Plaza

The suburb of Newport was gazetted as the Place Name Decision Notice (No 21) 2008 in the Queensland Government Gazette – Natural Resources and Water on August 15, 2008 (2008-08-15),[3] after a submission by the then Redcliffe City Council to the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources and Water in October 2006. An earlier, unsuccessful attempt by the council to create the suburb was made in the 1990s.

Until 2008, Newport was made up of two areas - with that east of Albatross & Walkers Creek Canal being Scarborough, and that on the western side being part of Kippa-Ring. Currently, new land is being cleared and canals being dug out to form the next stage of the suburb to the west of the current established area.[2]

The name Newport comes from the Newport Waterways housing estate that began development in the late 1970s;[2] the artificial canals first filled with water in 1979.[4]

In 1985 the residents of Newport formed the Newport Waterways Property Owners Association Inc (NWPOA) to work with the Moreton Bay Regional Council (previously Redcliffe City Council) and Marina developers to maintain the canals and marine environment in a pristine condition. In 1986 following a number of burglaries, the NWPOA established a Neighbour-hood Watch program called "Newport Watch" to improve community security and social services to canal residents

The first stage of the Newport Waterways housing estate included reclaiming land where Endeavour Park is now situated and the clearance of swampy marshland behind Sunnyside Road. The suburbs first two estates which included the areas north and south of Griffith Road were completed by the early 1990s.[citation needed]

In the mid-late 1990s new canals were constructed west of the area formerly known as Kippa-Ring and a bridge over Albatross Canal, the main waterway, was finished in 2000. A small section of land was sold off as the first stage of the "Isles Of Newport" estate in the early 2000s west of Boardman Road in Kippa-Ring and featured a large park for residents.[citation needed]

With the announcement of the Redcliffe Peninsula railway line some 1.5 km from the centre of Newport and rapid growth projected for the Moreton Bay Region, Redcliffe Seaside Estates Pty Ltd, the developer of the entire Newport suburb, sold their remaining 143ha of land to Stockland in late 2014.[5] The acquisition of land will see Newport's final stages completed within a decade and will include a retail precinct, large non-tidal lake and hundreds of house lots of various sizes. The purchase is Stockland's first major land acquisition in Queensland since North Lakes.[citation needed]

In the 2016 census, Newport had a population of 2,964 people.[1]

Newport is home to Spinnaker Park, which was voted Australia's Favourite Playground in 2021.[6]


Newport is known for its predominantly water-side residential housing with artificial canal waterways, near the thriving seafood industry at the Scarborough Boat Harbour.[citation needed]


Southern Cross Catholic College is located in Scarborough. Government primary schools are Scarborough State School in neighbouring Scarborough to the north-east and Hercules Road State School in neighbouring Kippa-Ring to the south. The nearest government secondary school is Redcliffe State High School in neighbouring Redcliffe in south-east.[7]


The NWPOA continues to provide community services such as regular newsletters "The Newport News", Santa on the canals at Christmas, Sundowners in the park, Christmas in July and other community gatherings.[citation needed]

Newport has a two yacht clubs (Newport Cruising Yacht Club and Moreton Bay Boat Club) which regularly sail and compete each Wednesday (WAGS) and Saturday (SAGS).[citation needed]

Newport is also a base for the Newport Game Fishing Club which competes both in Moreton Bay and off-shore.[citation needed]

There are a number of parks in the area:


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Newport (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Newport – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 50111)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Queensland Government Gazette – Natural Resources and Water (PDF). Vol. 348. Government of Queensland. 15 August 2008. p. 3. ISSN 0155-9370. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2008.
  4. ^ "Newport canals". Picture Australia. National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 4 August 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2008.
  5. ^ (12 February 2015). Stockland’s first major land acquisition in Queensland in five years. Archived 9 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Australia's Favourite Playground". Boobobutt. Archived from the original on 27 December 2021. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "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.

External links[edit]

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