Upper Kedron, Queensland

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Upper Kedron
BrisbaneQueensland
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Upper Kedron Cedar Creek hall
Upper Kedron is located in Queensland
Upper Kedron
Upper Kedron
Coordinates27°25′08″S 152°55′09″E / 27.4188°S 152.9191°E / -27.4188; 152.9191 (Upper Kedron (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°25′08″S 152°55′09″E / 27.4188°S 152.9191°E / -27.4188; 152.9191 (Upper Kedron (centre of suburb))
Population4,180 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density480/km2 (1,244/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4055
Area8.7 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location16.9 km (11 mi) NW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane (The Gap Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Ferny Grove
Federal Division(s)Ryan
Suburbs around Upper Kedron:
Camp Mountain Ferny Hills Ferny Grove
Enoggera Reservoir Upper Kedron Keperra
Enoggera Reservoir Enoggera Reservoir The Gap

Upper Kedron is a outer north-western suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Upper Kedron had a population of 4,180 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Upper Kedron is located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north-west of the Brisbane CBD. Upper Kedron is a residential suburb on the edge of the Brisbane Forest Park.

The suburb contains the headwaters of the two tributaries of Kedron Brook, namely Kedron Creek and Cedar Creek. Despite the similarity of their names, the Brisbane suburbs of Upper Kedron and Kedron are 15.3 kilometres (9.5 mi) apart.

History[edit]

Upper Kedron Hall (27°24′46″S 152°55′02″E / 27.4128°S 152.9172°E / -27.4128; 152.9172 (Upper Kedron Hall)) opened on Cedar Creek Road in 1890.[4]

The Cedar Creek Cemetery (27°24′47″S 152°55′27″E / 27.4131°S 152.9241°E / -27.4131; 152.9241 (Cedar Creek Cemetery)) opened on Cemetery Road in 1898.[4]

In 2014, Cedar Woods Properties purchased a 228 hectares (560 acres) parcel of land remaining within Upper Kedron for $68 Million.[5][6]

In the 2016 census, Upper Kedron had a population of 4,180 people.[1]

Development[edit]

Cedar Woods lodged a Development Application with Brisbane City Council over the Suburb's remaining undeveloped land within the South East Queensland Urban Footprint,[5] noting the council's zones as being inconsistent with the South East Queensland Regional Plan. The development proposes to use an existing road reserve which runs through the property to connect with Mount Nebo Road, and ultimately Waterworks Road.

The proposed 227 hectare development includes 91 hectares of open space and up to 980 individual lots to be developed over a period of ten years.[5] The works to develop the site are estimated to cost $900 million, and will generate up to 550 direct jobs.[7]

The proposed development responds to the site's topography by offering a range of living options, ranging from bush blocks, to lots designed for terrace-style dwellings.[8]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Upper Kedron. The nearest primary and secondary schools are in neighbouring Ferny Grove.[9]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, the population of Upper Kedron was 3,432, 50.1% female and 49.9% male.

The median age of the Upper Kedron population was 31 years, 6 years below the Australian median.

81.3% of people living in Upper Kedron were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 3%, Scotland 0.6%, South Africa 0.6%, Iran 0.4%.

92.5% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.7% Persian (excluding Dari), 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Sinhalese.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Upper Kedron (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "The Gap Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Upper Kedron - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 44261)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b "History of Upper Kedron". Archived from the original on 5 April 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Upper Kedron Estate pre-development website". Archived from the original on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Cedar Woods expands into Qld". Gold Coast Bulletin. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  7. ^ Foster, Sophie (9 May 2014). "550 jobs off 1000 new homes within 13km of Brisbane CBD". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Proposed Call in Submission: Proposed Masterplanned Community" (PDF). Cedar Woods Properties Limited. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 14 March 2020.

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