Wulkuraka, Queensland

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Wulkuraka
IpswichQueensland
Brassall Bikeway Wulkuraka Queensland.jpg
Brassall Bikeway, 2015
Wulkuraka is located in Queensland
Wulkuraka
Wulkuraka
Coordinates27°37′S 152°44′E / 27.617°S 152.733°E / -27.617; 152.733Coordinates: 27°37′S 152°44′E / 27.617°S 152.733°E / -27.617; 152.733
Population1,234 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4305
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich West
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Wulkuraka:
Karrabin Brassall Brassall
Karrabin Wulkuraka Coalfalls
Amberley Leichhardt Sadliers Crossing

Wulkuraka is a suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 1234.[1]

History[edit]

The origin of the suburb name is from an Aboriginal word meaning either red flowering gum tree or plenty of kookaburras.[2]

The Brisbane Valley railway line once joined the Main Line from the north at Wulkuraka.

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Transport[edit]

Wulkuraka Railway Station provides Queensland Rail City network services to Rosewood, Ipswich and Brisbane via Ipswich. A purpose built workshop has been constructed to the west of the railway station, exclusively for the New Generation Rollingstock. 75 of these new trains will be serviced and maintained there under the Qtectic consortium.[5]

Wulkuraka is located approximately 1 hour's drive to Brisbane. It is located near Royal Australian Air Force Base, Amberley. It is in close vicinity of shops and services, however is undeveloped and located on the outer suburbs of Ipswich. Wulkuraka is a peaceful suburb with large bushland topography.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wulkuraka (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Wulkuraka - suburb (entry 45091)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Sadliers Crossing Railway Bridge (entry 602569)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Sandstone Railway Culvert and Remains (entry 602524)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  5. ^ "New Generation Rollingstock". Queensland Government. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.

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