North Lakes, Queensland

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North Lakes
Moreton BayQueensland
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North Lakes is located in Queensland
North Lakes
North Lakes
Coordinates27°13′28″S 153°00′50″E / 27.2244°S 153.0138°E / -27.2244; 153.0138 (North Lakes (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°13′28″S 153°00′50″E / 27.2244°S 153.0138°E / -27.2244; 153.0138 (North Lakes (centre of suburb))
Population21,671 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,868/km2 (4,839/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4509
Area11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
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 in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, North Lakes had a population of 21,671 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

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

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.[3]

The North Lakes Business Park is a commercial site situated on the edge of the North Lakes masterplanned community.[4]

Plantation Road Bridge is a 95-metre (312 ft) road bridge over the Bruce Highway to linking North Lakes to Dakabin along Plantation Road.[5]

History[edit]

North Lakes is situated in the Yugarabul traditional Aboriginal country.[6]

North Lakes State College opened on 1 January 2002.[7][8]

The Lakes College opened on 24 January 2005.[7]

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.[9] The origin of the suburb name is from the name given to the estate development.[9]

North Lakes Business Park started construction in 2007 and is planned to take more than ten years to fully complete.[citation needed]

Bounty Boulevard State School was opened on 1 January 2009.[10]

In the 2011 census, North Lakes had a population of 15,046 people.[11]

The North Lakes Library opened in 2014.[12]

Plantation Road Bridge over the Bruce Highway linking North Lakes to Dakabin along Plantation Road opened on 12 December 2014.[5]

In the 2016 census, North Lakes had a population of 21,671 people.[1]

The North Lakes Golf Club closed on 11 August 2019 with the land to be sold for a retirement village.[13] Residents were upset by the decision as they chose to live in the area because of the green space of the golf course.[14]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

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.[11] 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.[11]

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.[1]

Education[edit]

Bounty Boulevard State School, circa 2021

Bounty Boulevard State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 195 Bounty Boulevard (27°12′56″S 153°00′29″E / 27.2156°S 153.0080°E / -27.2156; 153.0080 (Bounty Boulevard State School)).[16][17] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,424 students with 94 teachers (86 full-time equivalent) and 50 non-teaching staff (31 full-time equivalent).[18] It includes a special education program.[16]

North Lakes State College is a government primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at Joyner Circuit (27°14′18″S 153°01′30″E / 27.2383°S 153.0251°E / -27.2383; 153.0251 (North Lakes State College)).[16][19] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 2,947 students with 227 teachers (206 full-time equivalent) and 82 non-teaching staff (61 full-time equivalent).[18] It includes a special education program.[16]

The Lakes College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 2 College Street (27°13′58″S 153°01′21″E / 27.2328°S 153.0226°E / -27.2328; 153.0226 (The Lakes College)).[16][20] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 833 students with 66 teachers (63 full-time equivalent) and 43 non-teaching staff (38 full-time equivalent).[18]

YMCA Vocational School is a private secondary (9-12) facility of YMCA Vocational School at Kingston at the corner of Endeavour Boulevard and Lakefield Drive (27°14′17″S 153°00′57″E / 27.2380°S 153.0158°E / -27.2380; 153.0158 (YMCA Vocational School)).[16][21]

Amenities[edit]

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.[citation needed]

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a public library at 10 The Corso (27°14′19″S 153°01′02″E / 27.2387°S 153.0172°E / -27.2387; 153.0172 (North Lakes public library)).[22]

Axis Church is at 1 Gardenia Parade (27°12′58″S 153°01′19″E / 27.2162°S 153.0219°E / -27.2162; 153.0219 (Axis Church)).[23] It is part of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.[24]

Lifebuilders Church holds Afrikaans-language services at North Lakes Hotel at 22 Lakefield Drive (27°14′11″S 153°01′11″E / 27.2363°S 153.0198°E / -27.2363; 153.0198 (Lifebuilders Church (Afrikaans))) and English-language services at Narangba Valley State School at Narangba.[25] It is part of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.[26]

There are a number of parks in the area:

Healthcare[edit]

The Queensland Health hub provides dialysis, family health and various other healthcare needs.[28] 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.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Lakes (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "North Lakes – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45461)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "North Lakes Business Park". www.stockland.com.au. Archived from the original on 30 January 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "New Bridge Over Bruce Opens". Moreton Bay Regional Council. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  6. ^ "AIATSIS code E66: Yugarabul". Federal government. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Archived from the original on 13 August 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  7. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "Our college". North Lakes State College. 19 May 2020. Archived from the original on 10 March 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  9. ^ a b "North Lakes (entry 44009)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "Blow for Brisbane golf with North Lakes to close next week | Planet Golf". Planet Golf. 5 August 2019. Archived from the original on 23 December 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  14. ^ "Eligibility of North Lakes GC redevelopment still to be determined". Golf Industry Central. 31 August 2020. Archived from the original on 23 December 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  15. ^ "Anzac Memorial Avenue (former) (entry 602693)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  16. ^ a b c d e f "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Bounty Boulevard State School". Bounty Boulevard State School. 1 October 2019. Archived from the original on 22 July 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  18. ^ a b c "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  19. ^ "North Lakes State College". North Lakes State College. 19 May 2020. Archived from the original on 27 December 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  20. ^ "The Lakes College". Archived from the original on 26 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  21. ^ "YMCA Vocational School". Archived from the original on 14 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  22. ^ "North Lakes Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  23. ^ "Axis Church". Wesleyan Methodist Church Australia. Archived from the original on 21 August 2021. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  24. ^ "South Queensland". Wesleyan Methodist Church Australia. Archived from the original on 21 August 2021. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  25. ^ "Lifebuilders Church". Wesleyan Methodist Church Australia. Archived from the original on 22 August 2021. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  26. ^ "South Queensland". Wesleyan Methodist Church Australia. Archived from the original on 21 August 2021. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  27. ^ a b c "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.
  28. ^ "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.
  29. ^ Ltd, northlakes.com.au Pty. "Building Begins On Major Specialist Medical Centre | Community News on northlakes.com.au". northlakes.com.au. Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015.

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