Swanbank, Queensland

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Swanbank
IpswichQueensland
Swanbank Power Station.jpg
Swanbank Power Station, 2009
Swanbank is located in Queensland
Swanbank
Swanbank
Coordinates27°39′35″S 152°49′08″E / 27.6597°S 152.8188°E / -27.6597; 152.8188 (Swanbank (centre of locality))
Population0 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.000/km2 (0.00/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4306
Area18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Bundamba
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Swanbank:
Raceview Blackstone Redbank Plains
Flinders View Swanbank White Rock
Ripley South Ripley South Ripley

Swanbank is an industrial locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Swanbank had a population of 0 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The predominant land usage in Swanbank is industrial, including the Swanbank Power Station (27°39′35″S 152°48′48″E / 27.6598°S 152.8134°E / -27.6598; 152.8134 (Swanbank Power Station)). There are both current and historic mines in the area. The south-west of the locality is used for grazing on native vegetation.[3]

The Swanbank railway line enters the locality from the north (Blackstone) and terminates in two balloon loops.[4] There are two railway stations:

History[edit]

Early settler James Foote named the locality after his wife's birthplace Swanbank in Lanarkshire, Scotland.[6] Previous names for this area were Logan Lagoon and Josey's Lagoon.[7]

On 31 July 1972, the Box Flat Mine experienced an explosion which took the lives of 18 men and led to the closure of the mine.[8]

In the 2016 census Swanbank had a population of 0 people.[1]

Heritage[edit]

Swanbank railway station is used by a heritage and railway preservation society. The heritage train trips are operated by Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway who have steam train rides around Swanbank rail loop which was used to service the coal needs of Swanbank power station.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Swanbank (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Swanbank – locality in City of Ipswich (entry 48355)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  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. ^ Scottish Place Names - Brisbane, Australia Archived 2008-05-07 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Swanbank – locality (entry 48355)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  8. ^ Craig Wallace (4 June 2009). "Q150 bridge naming kicks off with Box Flat Bridge". Ministerial Media Statement. Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2010.

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