Gympie Road, Strathpine
|Population||9,278 (2011 census)|
|Location||22 km (14 mi) from Brisbane|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
|State electorate(s)||Pine Rivers|
Strathpine is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is home to the Pine Rivers District offices of the Moreton Bay Region as well as many businesses. The area is home to Strathpine Centre, a medium-sized urban shopping centre. In the 2011 census, Strathpine had a population of 9,278 people.
The area now known as Strathpine was originally developed in the 1860s as an addition to the North Pine settlement during the Gympie gold rush. In the late 19th century, the area was known for sugar and rum production, with several sugar mills and distilleries in the area. The area was first named Strathpine by the Queensland Government Railways in the 1880s.
From 1889 to 2008, Strathpine was the administrative centre of the Pine Rivers Shire Council (formerly known as the Pine Division and the Shire of Pine). Although Pine Rivers Shire was amalgamated in 2008 into the Moreton Bay Regional Council, council offices are still located in the suburb.
The population of the area boomed in the 1940s after the opening of 'Camp Strathpine' a large army camp and airfield which helped both Australian and American forces during World War II. Modern-day Spitfire Avenue occupies the area where one of three airfields constructed in the region during World War II had resided. Development slowly increased until the 1960s when Brisbane’s rapidly growing population expanded into the area. Most of the farms were sold off and the area quickly grew into a residential and commercial hub.
Growth continued into the 1980s and Strathpine Centre opened on 22 August 1983, known as Westfield Strathpine until 2015. In recent years, the main road which passes through Strathpine (Gympie Road) has undergone gentrification or urban renewal. Gympie Road is tree-lined with trees of Pine species.
Over recent years the suburb has been becoming diverse, households that speak other languages than English has increased some of the most common being Samoan, Hindi, Tagalog, Mandarin and Filipino.
Strathpine has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
The Strathpine area is home to several schools including:
- Strathpine State School
- Strathpine West State School
- Pine Rivers State High School
The median age of the Strathpine population was 35 years, 2 years below the national median of 37.
76.7% of people living in Strathpine were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.4%, England 3.2%, Philippines 1.1%, Fiji 0.8%, India 0.7%.
87.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.1% Samoan, 0.9% Hindi, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.3% Filipino.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Strathpine (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- "Strathpine (entry 45471)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- Moreton Bay Regional Council. "Strathpine - Brendale". Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- Moreton Bay Regional Council. "Camp Strathpine". Retrieved 3 May 2017.
- Moreton Bay Regional Council. "Our History - Pine Rivers District". Retrieved 3 May 2017.
- Australia at War. "Petrie-Strathpine Airfields Brisbane, Qld During WW2". Retrieved 3 May 2017.
- "Pine Rivers Shire Hall (former) (entry 600768)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.