Stapylton, Queensland

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Stapylton
Gold CoastQueensland
Paddocks Bruckner Road Stapylton.jpg
Paddocks along Bruckner Road, 2014
Population 445 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4207
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 locality in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] Its western border is marked by the Albert River and the Pacific Motorway. It had a population of 445 at the 2011 census.[1]

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

Infrastructure[edit]

Australia's first green waste to energy power plant was built at Stapylton.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Industry[edit]

Supercars teams DJR Team Penske and Tekno Autosports are both based in Stapylton.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stapylton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 February 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Stapylton (entry 46100)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Green waste to energy sales". Reed Business Information. 26 March 2004. Archived from the original on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Damien Larkins (15 November 2013). "Weather radar towers over south-east Queensland". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "History". Yatala Drive-In Theatre. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Contact Details DJR Team Penske
  7. ^ Contact Tekno Autosports

External links[edit]

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

Coordinates: 27°43′49″S 153°14′40″E / 27.73028°S 153.24444°E / -27.73028; 153.24444