Stapylton, Queensland

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Gold CoastQueensland
Paddocks Bruckner Road Stapylton.jpg
Paddocks along Bruckner Road, 2014
Population445 (2011 census)[1]
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]


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.


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]


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]


Supercars team Tekno Autosports and the Australian arm of United States motorsport's Team Penske operation known as Dick Johnson Racing Team Penske are both based in Stapylton.[6][7]


  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. Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  5. ^ "History". Yatala Drive-In Theatre. Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Contact Details". DJR Team Penske. Archived from the original on 21 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Contact". Tekno Autosports. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016.

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