Pimlico, Queensland

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Pimlico
TownsvilleQueensland
Pimlico is located in Queensland
Pimlico
Pimlico
Coordinates19°16′57″S 146°47′13″E / 19.2824°S 146.7869°E / -19.2824; 146.7869Coordinates: 19°16′57″S 146°47′13″E / 19.2824°S 146.7869°E / -19.2824; 146.7869
Postcode(s)4812
Area1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Townsville
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Herbert
Suburbs around Pimlico:
Currajong West End Hyde Park
Gulliver Pimlico Mysterton
Mundingburra Mundingburra Mysterton

The Rosslea branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the CWA Hall at 36 Latchford Street, Pimlico.[1]Pimlico is a suburb in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[2]

Geography[edit]

The suburb is roughly rectangular and longer to the north-south than to the east-west. It is bounded to the north by Woolcock Street and to the east by Kings Road. The land is flat and below 10 metres above sea level. The predominant land use is lowset low-density housing.[3]

History[edit]

The suburb is believed to be name after either the London suburb of Pimlico or the London trotting track.[2]

Pimlico State High School opened on 27 January 1959.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Pimlico, view from the inner courtyard

Castletown Shopping Centre occupies the northern end of the suburb.

In the south of the suburb is Townsville's largest private hospital, the Mater Misericordiae Hospital is located in the south of suburb on Fulham Road.[5]

At the southern end of the suburb is the 20 hectare Anderson Park, an arboretum containing particularly fine specimens of pandanus.[6]

Despite its name, as at 2018, Pimlico State High School is on Fulham Road in neighbouring Gulliver, just outside Pimlico's western boundary.[3]

Community groups[edit]

The Townsville branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the CWA Hall at 36 Latchford Street, Pimlico.[1] The Rosslea branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association also meet there.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Pimlico - suburb in City of Townsville (entry 44627)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 August 2007. Retrieved 23 August 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Parks Services - Townsville City Council Archived 28 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

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