Redbank Plains, Queensland

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Redbank Plains
IpswichQueensland
Cedar Road at Redbank Plains, Queensland.jpg
Cedar Road, 2016
Population 14,976 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4301
Location 30.5 km (19 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Bundamba
Federal Division(s) Oxley, Blair
Suburbs around Redbank Plains:
Collingwood Park Redbank Bellbird Park
Dinmore and New Chum Redbank Plains Bellbird Park
Swanbank White Rock Augustine Heights

Redbank Plains is a suburb approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Brisbane CBD. Located on the outskirts of the Brisbane Statistical Division, its Local Government Area is the City of Ipswich. At the 2011 the suburb recorded a population of 14,976.[1] Redbank Plains is not to be confused with the neighbouring suburb Redbank.

Community services and infrastructure[edit]

The Redbank Plains Library is located in Moreton Avenue. The Redbank Plains State High School is located on the corner of Willow and Keidges Roads. Staines Memorial College is located on School Road.

Weather radar[edit]

The CP2 weather radar is located at the end of Vic Cumner Drive. This polarmetric radar was established in 2007 and is used to measure rainfall, rain drop sizes and for the detection of hail storms.[2] The data collected by the specialist radar facility that is operated by the Bureau of Meteorology and the National Centre for Atmospheric Research is used in a range of research projects by The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research.[3] Unlike the nearby radars at Mount Stapylton and Marburg, the radar does not provide a streaming media loop to the public.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Redbank Plains (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Andrew Korner (5 March 2011). "Weather radar aids research". Queensland Times. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  3. ^ CP2 Radar Facility, Bureau of Meteorology (accessed 18 December 2012)
  4. ^ Confusion surrounding the Redbank Plains weather station, The Queensland Times, 8 December 2012 (accessed 18 december 2012)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°39′S 152°51′E / 27.650°S 152.850°E / -27.650; 152.850