Stapylton, Queensland

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Stapylton
Gold CoastQueensland
Paddocks Bruckner Road Stapylton.jpg
Paddocks along Bruckner Road, 2014
Stapylton is located in Queensland
Stapylton
Stapylton
Coordinates27°43′49″S 153°14′41″E / 27.7302°S 153.2447°E / -27.7302; 153.2447 (Stapylton (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°43′49″S 153°14′41″E / 27.7302°S 153.2447°E / -27.7302; 153.2447 (Stapylton (centre of locality))
Population444 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density29.60/km2 (76.7/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4207
Area15.0 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Coomera
Federal Division(s)Fadden
Suburbs around Stapylton:
Eagleby Alberton Alberton
Yatala Stapylton Norwell
Yatala Ormeau Norwell

Stapylton is a mixed-use locality in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Stapylton had a population of 444 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Stapylton is bounded to the west by the Albert River and the Pacific Motorway.[3]

Stapylton has the following mountains in the north of the locality:

History[edit]

The area was named after surveyor Granville William Chetwynd Stapylton (1800–1840), who was killed by Aborigines on 31 May 1840, near Mount Lindesay.[2]

Stapylton State School opened on 18 May 1920. It closed in 1961.[7] The school was located on the south-eastern corner of Hester Drive and Stapylton Jacobs Well Road (approx 27°44′06″S 153°13′51″E / 27.7349°S 153.2309°E / -27.7349; 153.2309 (Stapylton State School (former))).[8]

Stapylton was once part of the Shire of Albert until its amalgamation in 1995.

Stapylyon had a population of 445 at the 2011 census.[9]

In the 2016 census Stapylton had a population of 444 people.[1]

Economy[edit]

Australia's first green waste to energy power plant was built at Stapylton.[10]

The suburb contains the Mount Stapylton Weather station, several quarries and the Stapylton Landfill and Recycling Centre. The radar tower is 30 m tall and was completed in 2006.[11]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Staplyton. The nearest government primary school is Mount Warren Park State School in Mount Warren Park to the west. The nearest government secondary school is Beenleigh State High School in Beenleigh to the west and Ormeau Woods State High School in Ormeau to the south.[3]

Amenities[edit]

Yatala Drive-In 2013

The Yatala drive-in theatre was opened on 27 October 1974; it contains two large screens and covers 10 acres.[12]

Attractions[edit]

Supercars team Dick Johnson Racing is based in Stapylton.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Stapylton (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Stapylton – locality in City of Gold Coast (entry 46100)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Mount Stapylton – mountain in Gold Coast City (entry 32214)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Quinns Hill – mountain in Gold Coast City (entry 27843)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "Queensland Two Mile series sheet 2m40" (Map). Queensland Government. 1952. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stapylton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 February 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ "Green waste to energy sales". Reed Business Information. 26 March 2004. Archived from the original on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Damien Larkins (15 November 2013). "Weather radar towers over south-east Queensland". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  12. ^ "History". Yatala Drive-In Theatre. Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Contact Details". DJR Team Penske. Archived from the original on 21 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Contact". Tekno Autosports. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016.

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