Parkwood, Queensland

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Parkwood
Gold CoastQueensland
Trentham Court, Parkwood, Queensland.jpg
Trentham Court, 2015
Parkwood is located in Queensland
Parkwood
Parkwood
Coordinates27°57′17″S 153°21′52″E / 27.9547°S 153.3644°E / -27.9547; 153.3644 (Parkwood (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°57′17″S 153°21′52″E / 27.9547°S 153.3644°E / -27.9547; 153.3644 (Parkwood (centre of suburb))
Population8,702 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,554/km2 (4,020/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4214
Area5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Bonney
Federal Division(s)Fadden
Suburbs around Parkwood:
Arundel Arundel Arundel
Arundel Parkwood Southport
Molendinar Molendinar Southport

Parkwood is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Parkwood had a population of 8,702 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Parkwood is about 8.7 kilometres (5.4 mi) by road north-west of Southport.

The suburb is bounded by Napper Road to the north, Olsen Avenue to the east, Smith Street to the south and west.[3]

There is an unnamed hill with a peak of 100 metres (330 ft) in the north of the suburb (27°57′04″S 153°21′35″E / 27.9512°S 153.3598°E / -27.9512; 153.3598 (Brushwood Ridge Reserve)) with the Brushwood Ridge Reserve.[3]

The major industry is retail trade, but the majority of resident workers are technicians and trades workers. Parkwood is characterized by leafy, green streets, well-kept gardens and detached homes, the majority of which are owner-occupied or rented. The suburb as a whole was developed in the last 20 years and falls under the Gold Coast City Council Division 6.

History[edit]

Parkwood was named and bounded on 16 September 1989.[2]

In the 2016 census, Parkwood had a population of 8,702 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Parkwood. The nearest primary school is Arundel State School in Arundel. The nearest secondary school are Pacific Pines State High School in Pacific Pines to the west, Coombabah State High School in Coombabah to the north and Southport State High School in Southport to the east.[3]

Transport[edit]

Travelling north, Parkwood is approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Helensvale railway station and approximately 1 hour drive to Brisbane CBD (and 1 hour by train). The local bus service runs through many parts of Parkwood and all have interconnection with other bus routes and modes of transport. An extension to the G:link light rail system opened in December 2017.[4] Beginning at Helensvale station, the extension includes new stops at Parkwood and Parkwood East before it joins the original section of the line at Gold Coast University Hospital. From there, trams continue to Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

Sport[edit]

Parkwood Golf Course is at 76 - 122 Napper Road (27°57′02″S 153°22′31″E / 27.9505°S 153.3754°E / -27.9505; 153.3754 (Parkwood Golf Course)).[5]

The Parkwood Sharks is the local rugby league club. The team plays home games at Musgrave Sports Park in Labrador.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Parkwood (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Parkwood – suburb in City of Gold Coast (entry 46079)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  4. ^ Moore, Tony (17 December 2017). "$440 million of Commonwealth Games rail connection opens". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 17 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Golf". The Club at Parkwood Village. Archived from the original on 6 March 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Parkwood Sharks Rugby League Club". Archived from the original on 26 January 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2020.

External links[edit]

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