Redbank Plains, Queensland

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Redbank Plains
IpswichQueensland
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 census)[1]
 • Density1,072.2/km2 (2,777/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4301
Area18.0 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Bundamba
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Redbank Plains:
New Chum Collingwood Park Redbank
Swanbank Redbank Plains Bellbird Park
Swanbank White Rock Augustine Heights
Spring Mountain

Redbank Plains is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Redbank Plains had a population of 19,299 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Redbank Plains is 11.9 kilometres (7.4 mi) by road from the Ipswich CBD and approximately 34.2 kilometres (21.3 mi) from the Brisbane CBD.

History[edit]

The history of the name is not recorded, but the neighbouring suburb of Redbank was named by Major Edmund Lockyer in September 1925 due to the red soil on the bank of the Brisbane River.[3][4]

A school (name unknown) was opened in 1868 by the Roman Catholic Church. On 17 January 1870 it became Redbank Plains Non Vested School. In 1873 a new school was built and on 9 Feb 1874 it opened as Redbank Plains State School.[5]

The Redbank Plains Library opened in 1985. It had a major refurbishment in 2010.[6]

Redbank Plains State High School opened on 27 January 1987.[5]

Staines Memorial College opened 25 January 2005 in Springfield. It is named in the memory of Graham Staines, a missionary in India who was burned to death by fundamentalist Hindus in 1999. In 2010 the college relocated to Redbank Plains.[7][8]

Fernbrooke State School opened on 1 January 2017.[7]

St Ann's Catholic Primary School opened in 2020 with 98 students in Prep to Year 3.[9]

In the 2016 census, Redbank Plains had a population of 19,299 people.[1]

Amenities[edit]

The Ipswich City Council operates the Redbank Plains Library in Moreton Avenue.[10]

Education[edit]

Redbank Plains State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 39-53 School Road (27°38′52″S 152°51′07″E / 27.6479°S 152.8519°E / -27.6479; 152.8519 (Redbank Plains State School)).[11][12] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 739 students with 54 teachers (50 full-time equivalent) and 38 non-teaching staff (26 full-time equivalent).[13] It includes a special education program.[11]

Fernbrooke State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 8 Regents Drive (27°39′43″S 152°50′43″E / 27.6619°S 152.8453°E / -27.6619; 152.8453 (Fernbrooke State School)).[11][14] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 386 students with 23 teachers (22 full-time equivalent) and 12 non-teaching staff (8 full-time equivalent).[13]

St Ann's School is a Catholic primary (Prep-Year 6) school for boys and girls on a 3.2 hectares (7.9 acres) site on Halletts Road, adjacent to the Cashmere Rd Reserve (27°38′58″S 152°50′37″E / 27.6495°S 152.8435°E / -27.6495; 152.8435 (St Ann's School)).[15] The school opened in 2020 with 98 students in Prep to Year 3 with Years 4 to 6 to be added in each successive year.[9]

Staines Memorial College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 227-263 School Road (27°40′07″S 152°51′06″E / 27.6687°S 152.8518°E / -27.6687; 152.8518 (Staines Memorial College)).[11][16] It is a non-denominational Christian school. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 471 students with 34 teachers (32 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent).[13]

Redbank Plains State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Willow Road (27°39′12″S 152°52′08″E / 27.6534°S 152.8688°E / -27.6534; 152.8688 (Redbank Plains State High School)).[11][17] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1729 students with 142 teachers (137 full-time equivalent) and 67 non-teaching staff (48 full-time equivalent).[13] It includes a special education program.[11]

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.[18] 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.[19] Unlike the nearby radars at Mount Stapylton and Marburg, the radar does not provide a streaming media loop to the public.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Redbank Plains (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Redbank Plains – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 48354)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ "NOMENCLATURE OF QUEENSLAND—248". The Courier-mail. Queensland, Australia. 16 July 1936. p. 14. Retrieved 21 April 2020 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "SKETCHER". The Queenslander. Queensland, Australia. 18 April 1914. p. 8. Retrieved 21 April 2020 – via Trove.
  5. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ a b "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  8. ^ "The Staines Legacy". Staines Memorial College. 11 March 2021. Archived from the original on 26 February 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  9. ^ a b "St Ann's School - Redbank Plains". www.stanns.qld.edu.au. Archived from the original on 16 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Redbank Plains Library". Ipswich City Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Redbank Plains State School". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Fernbrooke State School". Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "New Schools". Brisbane Catholic Education. Archived from the original on 4 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  16. ^ "Staines Memorial College". Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Redbank Plains State High School". Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ Andrew Korner (5 March 2011). "Weather radar aids research". Queensland Times. Archived from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  19. ^ CP2 Radar Facility, Bureau of Meteorology Archived 25 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 18 December 2012)
  20. ^ Confusion surrounding the Redbank Plains weather station, The Queensland Times, 8 December 2012 Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 18 december 2012)

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