Strathpine, Queensland

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Strathpine
Moreton Bay RegionQueensland
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Gympie Road, Strathpine
Strathpine is located in Queensland
Strathpine
Strathpine
Coordinates27°18′07″S 152°59′20″E / 27.3019°S 152.9888°E / -27.3019; 152.9888 (Strathpine (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°18′07″S 152°59′20″E / 27.3019°S 152.9888°E / -27.3019; 152.9888 (Strathpine (centre of suburb))
Population9,503 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,320/km2 (3,418/sq mi)
Established1860s
Postcode(s)4500
Area7.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pine Rivers
Federal division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Strathpine:
Lawnton Lawnton Bald Hills
Bray Park Strathpine Bald Hills
Brendale Brendale Bald Hills

Strathpine is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Strathpine had a population of 9,503 people.[1] 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.

Geography[edit]

Gympie Road enters the suburb from the south-east (Bald Hills) and exits to the north (Lawnton). The North Coast railway line runs parallel to and west of Gympie Road.[4] The suburb is served by two railway stations:

History[edit]

Strathpine is situated in the Yugarabul traditional Indigenous Australian country.[6]

The area now known as Strathpine was originally developed in the 1860s as an addition to the North Pine settlement (now known as Petrie) 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[7] where Strathpine is a Scottish place name, where strath means valley and pine refers to the Pine River.[3][8]

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.[9]

Shortcut Provisional School opened circa 1894 and closed circa 1915.[10]

Strathpine State School opened on 16 January 1911.[10]

The population of the area boomed in the 1940s after the opening of 'Camp Strathpine',[11] 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.[12][13]

Development slowly increased until the 1960s when Brisbane’s rapidly growing population expanded into the area. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the property developer, property marketer and business owner William (Bill) Bowden marketed and developed numerous estates in the Strathpine area. Bill Bowden's marketing slogan was "Little Aspley - that's Strathpine", a reference to the nearby Brisbane suburb of Aspley. Most of the farms were sold off and the area quickly grew into a residential and commercial hub.[14][15]

Strathpine State High School opened on 28 January 1964, but on 5 March 1964 was renamed Pine Rivers District State High School, which was later simplified to Pine Rivers State High School.[10]

Strathpine State Infants School was separated from Strathpine State School on 23 January on 1978. It closed on 9 December 1988, reamalgamating with Strathpine State School.[10]

Strathpine West State School opened on 27 January 1981.[10]

Growth continued into the 1980s and Strathpine Centre opened on 22 August 1983, known as Westfield Strathpine until 2015. The Strathpine Library opened in 1990.[16]

In the 2011 census, Strathpine recorded a population of 9,278 people, 49.8% female and 50.2% male. 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.[17]

In the 2016 census, Strathpine had a population of 9,503 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

Strathpine has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Education[edit]

Strathpine State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls in Don Court (27°17′38″S 152°59′25″E / 27.2939°S 152.9902°E / -27.2939; 152.9902 (Strathpine State School)).[19][20] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 434 students with 32 teachers (29 full-time equivalent) and 24 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).[21] It includes a special education program.[19]

Strathpine West State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 16-20 Garbala Drive (27°18′22″S 152°58′12″E / 27.3060°S 152.9699°E / -27.3060; 152.9699 (Strathpine West State School)).[19][22] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 534 students with 38 teachers (33 full-time equivalent) and 24 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).[21] It includes a special education program.[19]

Pine Rivers State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 535 Gympie Road (27°17′47″S 152°59′22″E / 27.2963°S 152.9894°E / -27.2963; 152.9894 (Pine Rivers State High School)).[19][23] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,281 students with 109 teachers (101 full-time equivalent) and 44 non-teaching staff (33 full-time equivalent).[21] It includes a special education program.[19]

Amenities[edit]

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a public library at 1 Station Road.[24]

The Pine Rivers Park is at 125 Gympie Road.[25]

Transport[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Strathpine has two railway stations: Strathpine railway station in the south of the suburb and Bray Park railway station in the north of the suburb.[4] They are on the Queensland Rail City network's Caboolture and Redcliffe Peninsula railway lines with frequent services to Brisbane, Caboolture and Redcliffe.

Strathpine Bus Station at Strathpine Centre has many services frequently departing to other surrounding suburbs, Redcliffe, Chermside and Warner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Strathpine (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Australian Distance". Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Strathpine – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45471)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Railway stations and sidings - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 2 October 2020. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  6. ^ "AIATSIS code E66: Yugarabul". Federal government. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Archived from the original on 13 August 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  7. ^ Moreton Bay Regional Council. "Strathpine - Brendale". Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  8. ^ "NOMENCLATURE OF QUEENSLAND-267". The Courier-mail. No. 917. Queensland, Australia. 7 August 1936. p. 12. Archived from the original on 3 March 2022. Retrieved 27 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Moreton Bay Regional Council - Strathpine Office - General Communication & Information - Moreton Bay Community Directory". www.mycommunitydirectory.com.au. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  10. ^ a b c d e Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  11. ^ Moreton Bay Regional Council. "Camp Strathpine". Archived from the original on 14 April 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  12. ^ Moreton Bay Regional Council. "Our History - Pine Rivers District". Archived from the original on 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Petrie-Strathpine Airfields Brisbane, Qld During WW2". Australia at War. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Strathpine history". www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  15. ^ Sinclair, Shirley. "Relaxing weekend retreat an ideal way to escape rat race". Sunshine Coast Daily. Archived from the original on 11 April 2021. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-2017" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  17. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Strathpine (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 July 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  18. ^ "Pine Rivers Shire Hall (former) (entry 600768)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  19. ^ a b c d e f "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Strathpine State School". Strathpine State School. 10 March 2020. Archived from the original on 13 March 2021. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  21. ^ a b c "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  22. ^ "Strathpine West State School". Strathpine West State School. 3 April 2020. Archived from the original on 6 May 2021. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  23. ^ "Pine Rivers State High School". Pine Rivers State High School. 9 May 2019. Archived from the original on 14 June 2021. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  24. ^ "Strathpine Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 5 October 2017. Archived from the original on 23 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  25. ^ "Pine Rivers Park". www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 15 July 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.

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