Stuart, Queensland

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Stuart
TownsvilleQueensland
Population 1,051 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4811
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Burdekin
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Stuart:
South Townsville
Railway Estate
Coral Sea Cape Cleveland
Onnoonba
Cluden
Stuart Nome
Wulguru
Roseneath
Brookhill Julagao

Stuart is a rural suburb of the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Stuart had a population of 1,051 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Stuart is bounded to the north-east by the Coral Sea. The North Coast railway line forms the western boundary with the Stuart railway station serving the suburb. The Bruce Highway passes from the south-east to the north-west through the suburb. The Flinders Highway passes from the south-west to its junction with the Bruce Highway. Most of this large suburb is undeveloped land with the developed land mostly used for infrastructure and industrial purposes. There is a small amount of residential development.[3]

Infrastructure in Stuart includes:

Industries in Stuart include:

Heritage listings[edit]

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

History during WW2[edit]

In December 1942, two classrooms of the Stuart State School on the outskirts of Townsville were used by the Army as the main Army Signals Communication Centre in North Queensland.

The unit then moved to a concrete bunker at Roseneath.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stuart". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Stuart (entry 47626)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Waste Facilities". Townsville City Council. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sun Metals Corporation Pty. Ltd. Australia". www.sunmetals.com.au. Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  6. ^ "Stewart's Creek Gaol (former) (entry 601250)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Operations and Signals Bunker (former) (entry 601708)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "St Brigid's Church (entry 600881)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 19°19′S 146°49′E / 19.317°S 146.817°E / -19.317; 146.817