Ormeau, Queensland

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Ormeau
Gold CoastQueensland
Looking from Jasmine Crescent across new housing developments towards the Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Ormeau, 2014.JPG
Looking from Jasmine Crescent across new housing developments towards the Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Ormeau, 2014
Population 14,460 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4208
Location 49 km (30 mi) south of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Coomera
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Ormeau:
Yatala Stapylton Norwell
Luscombe Ormeau Norwell
Luscombe Ormeau Hills Pimpama

Ormeau is a hinterland town and suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Ormeau had a population of 12,439 people.[4]

History[edit]

The name of the town came from Ormeau House the estate of Major Alexander Jenyns Boyd, a sugar planter of the 1860s. His first wife, Isabella (née Dawson) was born at Ormeau Road, Belfast, Ulster, Ireland. The word "ormeau" is French, meaning ‘young elm’.[2]

Location[edit]

Ormeau is located in the northern Gold Coast, approximately 41 kilometres (25 mi) north of Surfers Paradise, and 49 kilometres (30 mi) south of Brisbane.

Schools[edit]

  • Ormeau State School
  • Norfolk Village State Primary School
  • Livingstone Christian College
  • Ormeau Woods State High School
  • Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)
  • The Toogoolawa School
  • Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School

Amenities[edit]

The Gold Coast City Council operates a fortnightly mobile library service which makes four visits to Ormeau:[5]

  • the corner of Eggersdorf and Stewarts Road
  • Peachey Road
  • Reedmans Road, between Toogoolawa and Livingstone schools
  • Norfolk Park at Halfway Drive

Sport and recreation[edit]

A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Ormeau Shearers is the local rugby league club who play home games at Ormeau Oval. The Ormeau Bulldogs are the local football (AFL) team for both juniors and masters (over 35's), which had two new ovals open for use in 2014.[6]

The Darlington Park Raceway, which was located here and once used for an assignment on the third season of The Mole, was shut down in 2005 after complaints from the local council.

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ormeau (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "town (entry 25575)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "suburb (entry 46073)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ormeau (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 October 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "Mobile Library 2018 timetable" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Ormeau Bulldogs Junior AFL Club". Retrieved 13 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°47′S 153°16′E / 27.783°S 153.267°E / -27.783; 153.267