Paradise Point, Queensland

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Paradise Point
Gold CoastQueensland
Population 6,536 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4216
Location 63 km (39 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Broadwater
Federal Division(s) Fadden
Suburbs around Paradise Point:
Hope Island
Sanctuary Cove
Southern Moreton Bay Islands South Stradbroke Island
Hope Island
Helensvale
Paradise Point South Stradbroke Island
Coombabah Hollywell South Stradbroke Island

Paradise Point is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 Census, Paradise Point had a population of 19,139. After development of Ephraim Island and Sovereign Islands, by 2011 the census for Paradise Point neighbourhood alone was 5,930.[2]

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-style development at 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, remain undeveloped in Phil Hill Environmental Park.

Paradise Point is a fairly upmarket suburb, with 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]

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.[5]

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.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Paradise Point (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Paradise Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Jonathan Chancellor (15 June 2012). "Clive Palmer becoming the prince of Paradise Point with cheap royal acquisitions". Property Observer. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Latest data reveals Queensland's most exclusive 'millionaire rows'". news.com.au. News Limited. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Citizens Advice Bureau (2013). Gold Coast Community Guide. Gold Coast City Council. p. 116. 
  6. ^ "Mobile Library 2018 timetable" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 

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Coordinates: 27°53′S 153°24′E / 27.883°S 153.400°E / -27.883; 153.400