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
Coordinates 27°56′48″S 153°19′32″E / 27.9466°S 153.3256°E / -27.9466; 153.3256Coordinates: 27°56′48″S 153°19′32″E / 27.9466°S 153.3256°E / -27.9466; 153.3256
Population 16,757 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4211
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Pacific Pines:
Oxenford Oxenford Oxenford
Maudsland Pacific Pines Gaven
Nerang Nerang Gaven

Pacific Pines is a northern suburb on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is located between the Pacific Motorway (M1) and the NNE side of the Nerang State Forest. At the 2016 Census, Pacific Pines had an estimated population of 16,884.[2]

History[edit]

Pacific Pines was originally part of Gaven, Queensland; but became a separate suburb in 2003. Stockland bought the 800ha 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).

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.[3]

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]

There are three primary schools and one high school in the suburb of Pacific Pines. Pacific Pines State High School, located on Archipelago Way, has approximately 1500 students from Years 7-12 and was opened on 1 January 2000. [4] [5] Pacific Pines State Primary School is located on Santa Isobel Boulevard and was opened on 1 January 2002. [6] Jubilee Primary School is one of Brisbane Catholic Education's three Ecumenical Schools.[7] It caters for students from Prep to Year 6 and was opened on 1 January 2001.[8][9] The most recent school to open in Pacific Pines is Park Lake State School, which opened on 1 January 2008 and caters for Prep to Year 6 students. [10] The school opened with an enrolment of 212 students and expected to have over 950 enrolments in 2017.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Pacific Pines (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Pacific Pines (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 September 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Gold Coast City Basketball Association". Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Pacific Pines State High School". 
  5. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Brisbane Catholic Education Ecumenical Schools". Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Jubilee Primary School". Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Park Lake State school". Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Our School-Park Lake State School". Retrieved 29 January 2018.