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
Coordinates26°29′37″S 153°04′16″E / 26.4936°S 153.0711°E / -26.4936; 153.0711 (Peregian Springs (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 26°29′37″S 153°04′16″E / 26.4936°S 153.0711°E / -26.4936; 153.0711 (Peregian Springs (centre of suburb))
Population7,065 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,239/km2 (3,210/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4573
Area5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region, Division 9
State electorate(s)Ninderry
Federal division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Peregian Springs:
Doonan Peregian Beach Peregian Beach
Verrierdale Peregian Springs Peregian Beach
Coolum Beach Coolum Beach Coolum Beach

Peregian Springs is a suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Peregian Springs had a population of 7,065 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The suburb is home to a large-scale housing estate of the same name which is being developed by FKP Property Group as part of a master-planned community.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Peregian Springs Shopping Centre has rainwater tanks to collect rain run-off for irrigation and cleaning, and solar shading to reduce the need for air conditioning.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Peregian is a Kabi Kabi word for emu or may derive from perridhan/jan meaning mangrove seeds.[3] Nearby Mount Peregian was formerly known as Emu Mountain.[4][5]

The first inhabitants of the Peregian Springs area were the Gubbi Gubbi people who lived off the abundant riches provided by the surrounding river systems. The Gubbi Gubbi was a matrilineal society with the woman’s name being given to the land and the tribe.[6]

The first permanent white settlers arrived in the area around 1870. The early wealth in the area was created by timber and milling with a regular paddle steamer, the Culgoa, making three trips a fortnight from Noosa to Brisbane to deliver timber. It was wrecked on the Noosa Bar on 13 May 1891.[6]

St Andrew's Anglican College was planned to commence construction in 2001 to open in 2002. However, the discovery of the endangered Wallum sedge frog (Litoria Olongburensis) on the site necessitated the revision of the school's master plan to protect the frog's natural habitat. Construction commenced in 2002 and the school was opened on 28 January 2003 by Archbishop of Brisbane, Phillip Aspinall. The school opened 161 students directed by principal Sue Hornum.[7]

Peregian Springs State School commenced construction in April 2009. Gwen Sands was appointed principal to establish the school on 13 July 2009. Parents, friends and community members voted for the school's name through a wide consultation process involving the whole community. Ministerial approval for the school's name was received on 29 September 2009. The school opened on 27 January 2010 with 265 students attending on the first day. The school was officially opened by the Minister for Education and Training, Geoff Wilson on 12 February 2010. The school doubled in size in the first two years with 500 students enrolled by the end of 2011. During 2011, Stage 2 of the building program was completed giving the school another 8 classrooms and a science and technology classroom. Peregian Springs State School was awarded Independent Public School status in 2012. By 2017 the school had an indoor sports centre, outdoor courts and additional classrooms, common areas and playgrounds to accommodate more than 1,000 students.[8]

At the 2011 census, the suburb recorded a population of 3,949.[9]

In the 2016 census, Peregian Springs had a population of 7,065 people.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate at Peregian Springs has:[10]

  • 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[10]

Education[edit]

Peregian Springs State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 191 The Avenue (26°30′01″S 153°04′20″E / 26.5003°S 153.0721°E / -26.5003; 153.0721 (Peregian Springs State School)).[11][12] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,025 students with 73 teachers (62 full-time equivalent) and 41 non-teaching staff (24 full-time equivalent).[13] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,041 students with 73 teachers (65 full-time equivalent) and 41 non-teaching staff (25 full-time equivalent).[14] It includes a special education program.[11]

St Andrew's Anglican College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 40 Peregian Springs Drive (26°29′44″S 153°04′33″E / 26.4955°S 153.0759°E / -26.4955; 153.0759 (St Andrew's Anglican College)).[11][15] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,290 students with 103 teachers (96 full-time equivalent) and 91 non-teaching staff (62 full-time equivalent).[14] The school has an associated early learning centre and day care facility called Little Saints which accepts children from six weeks old.[16][17]

There is no government secondary school in Peregian Springs. The nearest government secondary school is Coolum State High School in neighbouring Coolum Beach to the east.[18]

Amenities[edit]

Parkland, Peregian Springs, 2014

Peregian Springs Shopping Centre is 5,000 square metres (54,000 sq ft) and includes a Coles supermarket, 15 specialty stores and 300 parking spaces.[citation needed]

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits the carpark of the shopping centre.[19]

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

The privately owned, 18-hole, 72-par Peregian Spring Golf Course is for members and guests only.[citation needed]

Events[edit]

  • Peregian Springs Pro-Am – "Metropolitan Tournament of the Year - 2007" - $50,000 prize money donated by FKP Limited.[citation needed]
  • 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.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Peregian Springs (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Peregian Springs – suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49430)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Place names of South East Queensland". Archived from the original on 16 August 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Mount Peregian – mountain in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 26448)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  5. ^ "9544-44 Coolum" (Map). Queensland Government. 1981. Archived from the original on 30 April 2021. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b "History". Peregian Springs State School. 10 May 2019. Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Vision and Spirit > History". St Andrew's Anglican College. Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  8. ^ "History". Peregian Springs State School. Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Peregian Springs (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 October 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ a b Energy Matters. 2008 Archived 22 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine Climate Information at Peregian Springs
  11. ^ a b c "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Peregian Springs State School". Peregian Springs State School. 8 May 2019. Archived from the original on 2 March 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Peregian Springs State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  14. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  15. ^ "St Andrew's Anglican College". Archived from the original on 24 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Principal's Welcome". St Andrew's Anglican College. Archived from the original on 12 August 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Annual Report 2017 (based on 2016 data)" (PDF). St Andrew's Anglican College. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  19. ^ "Libraries: Mobile timetable". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

Attribution[edit]

This article contains material from Peregian Springs State School > History © The State of Queensland, (Department of Education) 2021, released under CC BY 4.0 licence, retrieved 13 February 2022.

External links[edit]

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