Peregian Springs, Queensland

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Peregian Springs
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Peregian Springs Aerial view 14 high res.jpg
Aerial view of Peregian Springs
Peregian Springs is located in Queensland
Peregian Springs
Peregian Springs
Coordinates 26°30′S 153°04′E / 26.500°S 153.067°E / -26.500; 153.067Coordinates: 26°30′S 153°04′E / 26.500°S 153.067°E / -26.500; 153.067
Population 3,949 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4573
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Fairfax
Suburbs around Peregian Springs:
Doonan Peregian Beach Peregian Beach
Verrierdale Peregian Springs Peregian Beach
Coolum Beach
Coolum Beach Coolum Beach Coolum Beach

Peregian Springs is a suburb on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, and lies within the Sunshine Coast Regional Council local government area. The suburb is home to a large-scale housing estate of the same name which is being developed by FKP Property Group. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 3,949.[1]

"Peregian" is an Aboriginal word for emu.[2]

Climate[edit]

  • Average solar irradiation: 4.90 kWh/m²/day
  • Average wind speed: 3.88 m/s
  • Average air temperature: 19.38 °C
  • Average earth temperature: 20.18 °C
  • Average humidity: 66.63
  • Average air pressure: 99.11 kPa[3]

Environment[edit]

Wildlife Conservation Area[edit]

There are 50 hectares of conservation areas to ensure habitat and breeding grounds for native fauna. A recovery plan for the Emu Mountain Sheoak and a dedicated nature corridor form part of the conservation effort.

Water Conservation[edit]

The Ridges Peregian Springs residential development utilises a stormwater management system that includes the building of swales which are designed to provide treatment of run-off, moving water away from residential areas and using vegetation as a filter to reduce pollutants and improve water quality.

Urban Structure[edit]

Peregian springs country club

Homes in the suburb include Independent Living units, serviced apartments and Retirement village which form part of the master planned community of Peregian Springs.

Peregian Springs Shopping Centre[edit]

The 5000 m² centre has rainwater tanks to collect rain run-off for irrigation and cleaning, and solar shading to reduce the need for air conditioning. It includes a Coles supermarket, 15 specialty stores and 300 parking spaces.

Peregian Springs Residential Estate[edit]

Parkland, Peregian Springs, 2014

Ridges Peregian Springs, a residential development, is a master planned residential community which integrates schools, shopping centres and recreation centres.

Sports and recreation[edit]

Integrated cycling and walk paths connect slow-speed street paths, forming a large network throughout the suburb.

Peregian Springs Golf Club[edit]

The privately owned, 18-hole, 72-par Peregian Spring Golf Course is for members and guests only. The following charity events are housed annually:

  • Advanced Sports Incorporated - Sports Star of the Year awards on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Energex Rescue Helicopter Service - An annual golf day to raise money for the rescue service.
  • St Andrew School Peregian Springs - Events to raise money for the local school.
  • Coolum Surf Life Saving Club - Funds-raising event to support the SLSC and nippers club.
  • Peregian Beach SLSC - Raises money to support the local Surf Life Saving Club.
  • Variety Club - Raises money to fund local Sunshine Coast charities and providing need to special schools.

Events[edit]

  • Peregian Springs Pro-Am – "Metropolitan Tournament of the Year - 2007" - $50,000 prize money donated by FKP Limited.
  • The FKP Peregian Springs Series - In its seventh year, the series is the richest golf pro-am series in Australia and is attended by golf professionals from all over Australia and New Zealand.[citation needed]
  • Noosa Jazz Festival - Held late August til early September the event is spread across the Sunshine Coast region, with pivotal performances held in Peregian Springs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Peregian Springs (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  2. ^ South East Queensland - Place Names, 19 December 2006
  3. ^ Energy Matters. 2008 Climate Information at Peregian Springs

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