Paradise Point, Queensland

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Paradise Point
Gold CoastQueensland
House on Sovereign Islands, Queensland 02.jpg
Houses on Sovereign Islands
Paradise Point is located in Queensland
Paradise Point
Paradise Point
Coordinates27°52′49″S 153°23′47″E / 27.8802°S 153.3963°E / -27.8802; 153.3963Coordinates: 27°52′49″S 153°23′47″E / 27.8802°S 153.3963°E / -27.8802; 153.3963
Population6,536 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,021/km2 (2,645/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4216
Area6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Broadwater
Federal Division(s)Fadden
Suburbs around Paradise Point:
Hope Island Southern Moreton Bay Islands Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Helensvale Paradise Point South Stradbroke
Coombabah Hollywell South Stradbroke

Paradise Point is a coastal suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Paradise Point had a population of 6,536 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The suburb lies on the Gold Coast Broadwater with direct access to the Coomera River. The area is protected by South Stradbroke Island which lies off the coast. With access to two major water ways, several boat ramps and marinas have been built. Two developments, built out into the local waters, are only accessible from Paradise Point. Sovereign Islands is a canal estate development at the northern point off Paradise Point, accessible by bridge and road named the Sovereign Mile. Ephraim Island is situated at the southern end, a secure Island development joined to Paradise Point by bridge via Falkinder Avenue. Paradise Point Village shops on the esplanade include a post office, a news agent, medical clinic and food outlets and eateries. Jabiru Island in the west remains undeveloped in Phil Hill Environmental Park.

Paradise Point has many properties worth millions of dollars.[3] A 2014 property survey revealed King Charles Drive as having the fourth highest number of million-dollar houses in Queensland.[4]

History[edit]

At the 2006 census Paradise Point had a population of 5,115 people.[5]

After development of Ephraim Island and Sovereign Islands, by 2011 the population of Paradise Point was 5,930.[6]

In the 2016 census, Paradise Point had a population of 6,536 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Paradise Point. The nearest schools is Coombabah State School (primary) and Coombabah State High School (secondary), both in neighbouring Coombabah to the south-west.[7]

Amenities[edit]

The esplanade parklands along the east side of the suburb makes it a locally popular area for casual waterfront park picnics and recreation. As part of a Gold Coast parks upgrade the local esplanade acquired new children's playground, public amenities, barbecue facilities and picnic shelters.

Outdoor Arts & Crafts markets are held on fourth Sunday of each month from 7am to 2pm, at The Esplanade Parklands.[8]

There is a community based, not-for-profit sailing club, senior citizens' association and community centre. The suburb has a Bowls Club with a covered green.

The Gold Coast City Council operates a fortnightly mobile library service which visits Abalone Avenue.[9]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Paradise Point (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Paradise Point – suburb in City of Gold Coast (entry 46078)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ Jonathan Chancellor (15 June 2012). "Clive Palmer becoming the prince of Paradise Point with cheap royal acquisitions". Property Observer. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Latest data reveals Queensland's most exclusive 'millionaire rows'". news.com.au. News Limited. 6 September 2014. Archived from the original on 10 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Paradise Point (SSC)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Paradise Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  8. ^ Citizens Advice Bureau (2013). Gold Coast Community Guide. Gold Coast City Council. p. 116.
  9. ^ "Mobile Library 2018 timetable" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

External links[edit]

  • "Paradise Point". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.