North Lakes, Queensland

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North Lakes
Moreton BayQueensland
North Lakes is located in Queensland
North Lakes
North Lakes
Coordinates27°14′3″S 153°1′14″E / 27.23417°S 153.02056°E / -27.23417; 153.02056Coordinates: 27°14′3″S 153°1′14″E / 27.23417°S 153.02056°E / -27.23417; 153.02056
Population21,671 (2016 census)[1]
Location26 km (16 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Bancroft
Federal Division(s)Petrie
Suburbs around North Lakes:
Narangba Deception Bay Rothwell
Dakabin North Lakes Mango Hill
Kallangur Kallangur Mango Hill

North Lakes is a suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] North Lakes is located approximately 26 km north of the Brisbane central business district. At the 2016 census the suburb recorded a population of 21,671.[1]


North Lakes is situated in the Yugarabul traditional Aboriginal country.[3]

Originally part of Mango Hill, North Lakes was gazetted as a separate suburb by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Water in February 2006.[2]

The origin of the suburb name is from the name given to the estate development.[2]

The North Lakes Library opened in 2014.[4]

In the 2011 census North Lakes had a population of 15,046 people.[5]

At the 2016 census the suburb recorded a population of 21,671.[1]

The North Lakes Golf Club closed on 11 August 2019 with the land to be sold for a retirement village.[6] Residents were upset by the decision as they chose to live in the area because of the green space of the golf course.[7]

Heritage listings[edit]

North Lakes has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


The suburb is mostly made up of newly developed housing originally around the North Lakes Golf Course.

Lake Eden is within the suburb of North Lakes. The lake is surrounded by a public park and features many waterbirds and other wildlife. Amenities at the lakeside park include a café, children's playground and walking track.[9]

[needs update]The North Lakes Business Park is a commercial site situated on the edge of the North Lakes masterplanned community. It started construction in 2007 and is planned to take more than ten years to fully complete.[10] Construction of a road bridge crossing the Bruce Highway and leading to Dakabin railway station opened on 12 December 2014; the distance is approximately 2.5 km. The Moreton Bay Rail Link from Petrie to Kippa-Ring with closest station Mango Hill just south of Westfield North Lakes opened on 4 October 2016.[11]


The suburb has grown to 21,671 in 2016, in the 2011 census, North Lakes recorded a population of 15,046 people, 51.6% female and 48.4% male.[5] The median age of the North Lakes population was 31 years, 6 years below the national median of 37. 63% of people living in North Lakes were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 9.2%, New Zealand 8.7%, South Africa 3.9%, Philippines 1.3%, Scotland 1%. 86.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.5% Afrikaans, 0.8% Hindi, 0.7% Tagalog, 0.7% Spanish, 0.5% German.[5]

According to the 2016 census, North Lakes includes the largest South African Australian community of any suburb in Queensland, numbering 809 individuals and making up 3.7% of the suburb's population.[12]


The suburb includes parklands, schools and shops and also many new facilities in the area, including the North Lakes Community Centre, Interchange, industrial estate, and Westfield North Lakes. Major tenants of the shopping centre include Target, Coles, Big W, Woolworths, Myer, Kmart and other major franchises and boutique stores. A cinema complex opened in mid 2016. A 28,000sq m IKEA superstore (the second in Queensland) officially opened on 17 November 2016 as part of Westfield's stage three development. North Lakes is also the site of Queensland's first Costco.

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a public library at 10 The Corso.[13]


The suburb has numerous state & private primary to senior schools & colleges including North Lakes State College, Mango Hill State Secondary College, The Lakes College, Bounty Boulevard. North Lakes State College is made up of two large Campuses. The Main Campus accommodates Prep-Year 9, it is located at the front of the suburb with easy access. The ULC accommodates grades 10-12, and is located across from Westfield in the town centre. The $12 million project was completed December 2007. This is due to be extended to accommodate the unexpected large number of students, in the next 12 months. the Bounty Boulevard State School was opened 1 January 2009 [14]


With young families throughout the area, North Lakes now has 6 child care and early learning centres and numerous family daycare options.


The Queensland Health hub provides dialysis, family health and various other healthcare needs.[15] Additionally, the North Lakes Day Hospital and North Lakes Haematology & Oncology Clinic provide various surgical facilities and medical disciplines. In September 2015, construction was underway on a radiation oncology facility and North Lakes Specialist Medical Centre was completed in 2016.[16]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Lakes (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "North Lakes (entry 44009)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  3. ^ "AIATSIS code E66: Yugarabul". Federal government. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "North Lakes (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 October 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Blow for Brisbane golf with North Lakes to close next week | Planet Golf". Planet Golf. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Eligibility of North Lakes GC redevelopment still to be determined". Golf Industry Central. 31 August 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Anzac Memorial Avenue (former) (entry 602693)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Town Park Lake Eden". Visit Moreton Bay Region. Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  10. ^ "North Lakes Business Park". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  11. ^ Ltd, DVV Media International. "Redcliffe Peninsula Line opens in Brisbane". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  12. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats: North Lakes". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  13. ^ "North Lakes Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  15. ^ "North Lakes Health Precinct: Community health services in one location" (PDF). Queensland Health. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  16. ^ Ltd, Pty. "Building Begins On Major Specialist Medical Centre | Community News on". Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.

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