Riverhills, Queensland

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Riverhills
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 3,819 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4074
Location 15 km (9 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Jamboree Ward)
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Mount Ommaney
Federal Division(s) Division of Ryan
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.

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

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 2011 Census the population of Riverhills is 3,819, 50.6% female and 49.4% male. The median/average age of the Riverhills population is 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian average.

66.8% of people living in Riverhills were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 4.3%, South Africa 1.8%, Vietnam 1.5%, Sri Lanka 1.4%.

80.7% of people speak English as their first language 2.1% Vietnamese, 1.1% Arabic, 0.9% Hindi, 0.8% Cantonese, 0.8% Spanish.

Transport[edit]

Riverhills is accessible via the Centenary Highway. Some bus routes service the suburb, namely:[1]

  • 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 Tarnya Smith, the LNP Member for Mount Ommaney in the Queensland Parliament and by Bernie Ripoll in the federal division of Oxley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Route-450,453,454,455,456,457,458,459" (PDF). Brisbane Transport. 29 May 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2008. 

External links[edit]

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