Newtown, Queensland (Ipswich)

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Newtown
IpswichQueensland
Rockton Street, Newtown, Queensland.jpg
Rockton Street, 2015
Newtown is located in Queensland
Newtown
Newtown
Coordinates27°36′59″S 152°46′37″E / 27.6163°S 152.7769°E / -27.6163; 152.7769 (Newtown (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°36′59″S 152°46′37″E / 27.6163°S 152.7769°E / -27.6163; 152.7769 (Newtown (centre of suburb))
Population1,615 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,310/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4305
Area0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Newtown:
East Ipswich East Ipswich Booval
Ipswich Newtown Booval
Ipswich Eastern Heights Silkstone

Newtown is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Newtown had a population of 1,615 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Newtown is bordered by Queens Park to the west, to the north by Brisbane Road, the city's main arterial link to the Ipswich Motorway.[3]

A small set of shops lies on the five-ways intersection where Brisbane Road, Queen Victoria Parade, Glebe Road and Chermside Road meet.

History[edit]

The suburb takes its name from a housing estate sold by John Rankin about 1865.[2]

Newtown State School opened on 1 July 1882. In 1915 the school was moved to a new location and renamed Silkstone State School.[4][5]

In the 2016 census, Newtown had a population of 1,615 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

Newtown contains a number of heritage-listed sites including:

Transport[edit]

Newtown is serviced by East Ipswich railway station, which provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Ipswich and Rosewood via Ipswich.

Amenities[edit]

  • Spring Garden Park
  • Newtown Park

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Newtown. The nearest primary schools are Ipswich Central State School in Ipswich, Silkstone State School in Silkstone and Ipswich East State School in East Ipswich. The nearest secondary schools are Bremer State High School in Ipswich and Bundamba State Secondary College in Bundamba.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Newtown (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Newtown – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 45063)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Our school". Silkstone State School. 10 May 2012. Archived from the original on 14 April 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  6. ^ "St Michaels Nursing Home (entry 600573)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Rockton (entry 600552)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.

External links[edit]

  • "Newtown". Queensland Places. University of Queensland.