Pacific Pines, Queensland
Gold Coast, Queensland
Pacific Pines Boulevard, 2015
|Population||16,757 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Gold Coast|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.   Pacific Pines State Primary School is located on Santa Isobel Boulevard and was opened on 1 January 2002.  Jubilee Primary School is one of Brisbane Catholic Education's three Ecumenical Schools. It caters for students from Prep to Year 6 and was opened on 1 January 2001. 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.  The school opened with an enrolment of 212 students and expected to have over 950 enrolments in 2017.
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