Redbank Plains, Queensland

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Redbank Plains
Cedar Road at Redbank Plains, Queensland.jpg
Cedar Road, 2016
Redbank Plains is located in Queensland
Redbank Plains
Redbank Plains
Coordinates27°39′07″S 152°50′53″E / 27.6519°S 152.8480°E / -27.6519; 152.8480Coordinates: 27°39′07″S 152°50′53″E / 27.6519°S 152.8480°E / -27.6519; 152.8480
Population19,299 (2016)[1]
 • Density946.0/km2 (2,450/sq mi)
Area20.4 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Bundamba
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Redbank Plains:
Collingwood Park Redbank Bellbird Park
New Chum
Redbank Plains Bellbird Park
Swanbank White Rock Augustine Heights

Redbank Plains is a suburb of the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. It is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from the Ipswich CBD and approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the Brisbane CBD. At the 2016 census the suburb recorded a population of 19,299.[1] Redbank Plains is not to be confused with the neighbouring suburb Redbank.

Community services and infrastructure[edit]

The Ipswich City Council operates the Redbank Plains Library in Moreton Avenue.[2] It opened in 1985 with a major refurbishment in 2010.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] Unlike the nearby radars at Mount Stapylton and Marburg, the radar does not provide a streaming media loop to the public.[6]


A new Catholic primary school is expected to open in 2020 initially offering Prep to Year 3 schooling.[7]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Redbank Plains (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Redbank Plains Library". Ipswich City Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 13. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  4. ^ Andrew Korner (5 March 2011). "Weather radar aids research". Queensland Times. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ CP2 Radar Facility, Bureau of Meteorology (accessed 18 December 2012)
  6. ^ Confusion surrounding the Redbank Plains weather station, The Queensland Times, 8 December 2012 (accessed 18 december 2012)
  7. ^ "New Schools". Brisbane Catholic Education. Retrieved 4 December 2019.

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