Port Curtis, Queensland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Port Curtis)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Port Curtis
RockhamptonQueensland
Port Curtis is located in Queensland
Port Curtis
Port Curtis
Coordinates23°25′11″S 150°32′26″E / 23.4197°S 150.5405°E / -23.4197; 150.5405Coordinates: 23°25′11″S 150°32′26″E / 23.4197°S 150.5405°E / -23.4197; 150.5405
Postcode(s)4700
Area50.2 km2 (19.4 sq mi)
LGA(s)Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Port Curtis:
Depot Hill The Common Koongal
Fairy Bower
Allenstown
Port Curtis Lakes Creek
Bouldercombe
Gracemere
Midgee Nerimbera

Port Curtis is a suburb of Rockhampton in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Fitzroy River bounds the suburb to the north-east. Gavial Creek, a tributary of the Fitzroy River, flows through the locality with their confluence at the north of the suburb. The land is flat and low-lying (less than 10 metres above sea level).[2]

The North Coast railway line passes along the western edge of the locality with the junction with the Central Western railway line at Rocklands railway station (23°26′11″S 150°31′13″E / 23.4364°S 150.5203°E / -23.4364; 150.5203 (Rocklands railway station)) within Port Curtis.[2][3]

As at 2017, very little of the land has been developed with only a few small pockets of residential and industrial use.[2]

History[edit]

Port Curtis Road State School opened on 23 March 1875.[4]

Apart from some land south of Baxter Street, Port Curtis was completely flooded by the Fitzroy River in early January 2011.[5]

Education[edit]

Port Curtis Road State School is a primary (P-6) school for boys and girls operated by the Queensland Government at 145 Port Curtis Road. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 54 students with 5 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Port Curtis - suburb in Rockhampton Region (entry 49353)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Rocklands - railway station in Rockhampton Region (entry 28655)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Port Curtis". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  6. ^ "2015 Annual Report" (PDF). Port Curtis Road State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.

Further reading[edit]