Riverhills, Queensland

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Riverhills
BrisbaneQueensland
Population4,042 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4074
Location15 km (9 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Jamboree Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Mount Ommaney
Federal Division(s)Oxley
Suburbs around Riverhills:
Pinjarra Hills Westlake Middle Park
Bellbowrie Riverhills Sumner
Moggill Wacol Wacol

Riverhills is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south-west of the CBD.

History[edit]

Riverhills, along with surrounding suburbs, was developed in 1959 as part of the Hooker Centenary Project in 1959.[3] The ‘Centenary Project’ and the area is now more commonly referred to as the Centenary Suburbs.

The western part of the original land holdings that became the Centenary Suburbs were part of the Wolston Estate, consisting of 54 farms on an area of 3000 acres, offered for auction at Centennial Hall, Brisbane, on 16 October 1901. [4]Wolston Estate is the property of M. B. Goggs, whose father obtained the land forty years previously in the 1860s and after whom Goggs Road is named. [5]Only three of the farms sold at the original auction.[6]

Characteristics[edit]

Easy access to four primary schools, Jamboree Heights, Good News Lutheran, Middle Park and Jindalee.

Short travelling distance to Mount Ommaney Shops, Middle Park shopping centre and Riverhills Shopping Centre (colloquially known as Four Square).

A small park/playground at the end of Sumners Road, colloquially known as the 'Elevated Platform'

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 census, the population of Riverhills was 4,042, 50.6% female and 49.4% male. The median age of the Riverhills population was 34 years, 4 years below the Australian median.

66.7% of people living in Riverhills were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 66.7%; the next most common countries of birth were England 4.6%, New Zealand 4.4%, South Africa 1.7%, Vietnam 1.6%, Scotland 1.0%.

80.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 2.0% Vietnamese, 1.6% Mandarin, 1.1% Persian, 1.0% Arabic, 0.8% Spanish

Transport[edit]

Riverhills is accessible via the Centenary Highway. Some bus routes service the suburb, namely:[7]

  • 450 - CityXpress via Cultural Centre, Toowong, Indooroopilly, Jindalee, Mount Ommaney, Middle Park and Westlake (weekends) (BT)
  • 454 - CityXpress via Cultural Centre, Toowong, Indooroopilly and Riverhills (weekdays) (BT)
  • 455 - Rocket via Milton, and the Western Freeway (Weekdays - peak hours only) (BT)
  • 457 - City Precincts via Milton, Coronation Drive, Western Freeway, Jindalee, Mount Ommaney, Middle Park and Westlake (weekdays - peak hours only) (BT)
  • 459 - City Precincts via Milton, Coronation Drive, Western Freeway and Mount Ommaney. (weekdays - peak hours only) (BT)

Riverhills is a short distance from Darra train station.

Politics[edit]

The people of Riverhills are represented by Matthew Bourke, LNP Councillor for the Jamboree Ward, in the local council, by Jess Pugh, the Labor Member for Mount Ommaney in the Queensland Parliament and by Milton Dick in the federal division of Oxley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Riverhills (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Jamboree Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ “Town To Be Built”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 November 1961. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Plan of the Wolston Estate". State Library of Queensland. 1901. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  5. ^ "SALE OF WOLSTON ESTATE". The Brisbane Courier. LVIII, (13, 651). Queensland, Australia. 12 October 1901. p. 4. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  6. ^ "LATEST NEWS IN BRIEF". The Queenslander. LXI, (1353). Queensland, Australia. 26 October 1901. p. 780. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. ^ "Route-450,453,454,455,456,457,458,459" (PDF). Brisbane Transport. 29 May 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2008.

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Coordinates: 27°33′37″S 152°54′32″E / 27.5604°S 152.9090°E / -27.5604; 152.9090