Sandstone Point, Queensland

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Sandstone Point
Queensland
Oyster Shed at Sandstone Point Hotel 4.jpg
Sandstone Point with Bribie Island Bridge, 2018
Sandstone Point is located in Queensland
Sandstone Point
Sandstone Point
Coordinates27°04′25″S 153°07′24″E / 27.0736°S 153.1233°E / -27.0736; 153.1233 (Sandstone Point (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°04′25″S 153°07′24″E / 27.0736°S 153.1233°E / -27.0736; 153.1233 (Sandstone Point (centre of locality))
Population3,959 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density399.9/km2 (1,036/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4511
Area9.9 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pumicestone
Federal division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Sandstone Point:
Toorbul Banksia Beach Bellara
Ningi Sandstone Point Bongaree
Goodwin Beach Moreton Bay Moreton Bay

Sandstone Point is a coastal locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Sandstone Point had a population of 3,959 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Sandstone Point is approximately 52 kilometres (32 mi) north of Brisbane, located on Caboolture–Bribie Island Road,[3] across the Bribie Island Bridge (27°04′15″S 153°08′42″E / 27.0709°S 153.1450°E / -27.0709; 153.1450 (Bribie Island Bridge)) from Bribie Island and has views of Moreton Bay and surroundings. The locality is one of the fastest growing residential communities in the Moreton Bay Region.[citation needed]

Sandstone Point has the following coastal features:

Off-shore are a number of marine waterbodies:

History[edit]

The town is built on the traditional lands of the Ningy Ningy people, whose presence was attested down to recent times by the ceremonial bora ring south of Bestman Road. Upwards of 2,000 Aboriginal people once gathered there for ritual purposes.[11]

Once known as Toorbul Point, the area was the site of an Allied amphibious training base during World War II.[12][13]

In the 2011 census, Sandstone Point has a population of 3,895 people, 52.8% female and 47.2% male. The median age of the Sandstone Point population was 51 years, 14 years above the national median of 37.[14] 76.8% of people living in Sandstone Point were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.6%, New Zealand 4.2%, Scotland 1%, Germany 0.7%, Netherlands 0.6%.[14] 94.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% Dutch, 0.3% Afrikaans, 0.3% German, 0.3% Spanish, 0.2% French.[14]

In the 2016 census, Sandstone Point had a population of 3,959 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Sandstone Point. The nearest government primary and secondary schools are Bribie Island State School and Bribie Island State High School, both in Bongaree on Bribie Island across the bridge to the east.[5]

Amenities[edit]

The Village Sandstone Point is a shopping centre at 208 Bestmann Road East (27°04′47″S 153°07′34″E / 27.0797°S 153.1261°E / -27.0797; 153.1261 (The Village shopping centre)).[15] Its anchor tenant is an IGA supermarket.[16][17]

Oyster Shed at Sandstone Point Hotel, 2020

Sandstone Point Hotel is at 1800 Bribie Island Road (27°04′31″S 153°08′35″E / 27.0754°S 153.1430°E / -27.0754; 153.1430 (Sandstone Point Hotel)).[18]

Pebble Beach Retirement Community is a retirement village at 210-232 Bestmann Road East (27°04′45″S 153°07′30″E / 27.0792°S 153.1251°E / -27.0792; 153.1251 (Pebble Beach Retirement Community)), immediately west of the shopping centre.[19][20]

Spinnaker Sound Marina is a 3.1-hectare (7.7-acre) marina (27°04′12″S 153°08′05″E / 27.0700°S 153.1347°E / -27.0700; 153.1347 (Spinnaker Sound Marina)).[21] There is a boat ramp at the marina (27°04′09″S 153°08′02″E / 27.0693°S 153.1340°E / -27.0693; 153.1340 (Marina boat ramp)).[22]

Kal Ma Kuta Drive boat ramp is north of the marina and provides access into the Pumicestone Passage (27°04′02″S 153°08′01″E / 27.0672°S 153.1337°E / -27.0672; 153.1337 (Kal Ma Kuta Drive boat ramp)). It is managed by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.[22]

There are a number of parks in the area:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sandstone Point (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Sandstone Point – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45495)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  3. ^ Google (13 August 2022). "Sandstone Point, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Turners Camp Island – island - feature appears absent in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 35389)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Mountain peaks and capes - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Toorbul Point – mountain in Moreton Bay Region (entry 34949)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Sandstone Point – mountain in Moreton Bay Region (entry 29628)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Mountain ranges beaches and sea passages - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Bays - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  11. ^ Steele, John Gladstone (1984). Aboriginal Pathways: in Southeast Queensland and the Richmond River. University of Queensland Press. pp. 169–170. ISBN 978-0-702-25742-1. Archived from the original on 10 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  12. ^ Donald, Ron (2010). The Yanks called it "Terrible Point". Bribie Island, Qld: Victory Press. ISBN 978-0-9579452-2-7.
  13. ^ "Combined (Operations) Training Centre, Toorbul Point". Queensland WWII Historic Places. 30 June 2014. Archived from the original on 28 June 2021. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  14. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Sandstone Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  15. ^ "Building areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  16. ^ "Sandstone Point Village sold Brisbane $12.6m CBRE". Commo. 4 December 2020. Archived from the original on 23 January 2021. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  17. ^ "The Village Shopping Centre" (PDF). Kerching Capital. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 February 2022. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  18. ^ "Home". Sandstone Point Hotel. Archived from the original on 16 December 2021. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  19. ^ "Building points - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  20. ^ "Pebble Beach Retirement Community". Pebble Beach. Archived from the original on 18 February 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  21. ^ "Marinas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  22. ^ a b "Recreational Boating Facilities Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  23. ^ a b "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.

External links[edit]

  • "Sandstone Point". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.