Pacific Pines, Queensland

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Pacific Pines
Gold CoastQueensland
Pacific Pines Boulevard, Pacific Pines, Queensland.jpg
Pacific Pines Boulevard, 2015
Pacific Pines is located in Queensland
Pacific Pines
Pacific Pines
Coordinates27°56′25″S 153°19′00″E / 27.9402°S 153.3166°E / -27.9402; 153.3166 (Pacific Pines (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°56′25″S 153°19′00″E / 27.9402°S 153.3166°E / -27.9402; 153.3166 (Pacific Pines (centre of suburb))
Population16,757 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,821/km2 (4,717/sq mi)
Established1994
Postcode(s)4211
Area9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Pacific Pines:
Oxenford Oxenford Gaven
Maudsland Pacific Pines Gaven
Nerang Nerang Gaven

Pacific Pines is a northern suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Pacific Pines had a population of 16,757 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Pacific Pines is located between the Pacific Motorway (M1) and the north-north-east side of the Nerang State Forest.

History[edit]

On 9 September 1994 Pacific Pines was originally gazetted as a neighbourhood within the suburb of Gaven. The name Pacific Pines was proposed by the land developer. It became a separate suburb on 7 February 2003.

In 1990 Stockland bought 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of land in 1990 and designed it as a residential area with the capacity for 5,800 house lots and various community areas/features (e.g. parks, taverns, BBQ's).

Pacific Pines State School opened on 1 January 2000.[3]

Pacific Pines State High School opened on 1 January 2000.[3]

Jubilee Primary School opened in January 2001.[4] It is operated by Brisbane Catholic Education as an ecumenical school through a partnership of local churches: St Mary’s Catholic Community, Coomera; Southland International - Apostolic Australia Church; Gold Coast North Anglican Church; Living Rivers Uniting Church and New Life Uniting Church.[5]

Park Lake State School opened on 1 January 2008 with an initial enrolment of 212 students.[6][7]

At the 2011 census Pacific Pines had an estimated population of 14,788.[8]

In the 2016 census, Pacific Pines had a population of 16,757 people.[1]

Sport and Recreation[edit]

Pacific Pines is home of the Pacific Pines Panthers Basketball Club. The Panthers opened their doors in 2013 and represent age groups from under 9 to under 20. They fall under the Gold Coast City Regional Basketball Association.[9]

Nature[edit]

A part of Pacific Pines is located next to the Nerang National Park. There are many types of native and non-native animals located throughout the suburb. Some of these animals include kangaroos, various types of snakes, lizards, birds and wallabies. Non-Native animals have been introduced into the close by Nerang National Park and therefore have spread to many parts of the area. Some of these animals include the European rabbit, fallow deer, European fox and the cane toad.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Pacific Pines State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Santa Isobel Boulevard (27°56′24″S 153°19′13″E / 27.9399°S 153.3202°E / -27.9399; 153.3202 (Pacific Pines State School)).[10][11] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 949 students with 69 teachers (62 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (24 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

Park Lake State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 1 Shoalhaven Avenue (27°56′12″S 153°18′10″E / 27.9368°S 153.3028°E / -27.9368; 153.3028 (Park Lake State School)).[10][13] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 992 students with 68 teachers (62 full-time equivalent) and 33 non-teaching staff (23 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

Jubilee Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 34 Manra Way (27°55′40″S 153°18′57″E / 27.9279°S 153.3158°E / -27.9279; 153.3158 (Jubilee Primary School)).[10][14] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 593 students with 41 teachers (35 full-time equivalent) and 21 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).[12]

Pacific Pines State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Archipelago Street (27°56′35″S 153°19′14″E / 27.9431°S 153.3206°E / -27.9431; 153.3206 (Pacific Pines State High School)).[10][15] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,377 students with 103 teachers (100 full-time equivalent) and 50 non-teaching staff (36 full-time equivalent).[12] It includes a special education program.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Pacific Pines (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Pacific Pines – suburb in City of Gold Coast (entry 46076)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ 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
  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. ^ "Principal's Message". Jubilee Primary School. Archived from the original on 6 March 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Park Lake State school". Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Our School-Park Lake State School". Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Pacific Pines (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ "Gold Coast City Basketball Association". Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Pacific Pines State School". Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Park Lake State School". Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Jubilee Primary School". Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Pacific Pines State High School". Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

External links[edit]

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