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, it had a population of 1,234.[1]

History[edit]

The name Wulkuraka 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 workshop for the maintenance of New Generation Rollingstock stands to the west of the station. 75 of these new trains will be serviced and maintained there under the Qtectic consortium.[5]

Wulkuraka is about one hour from Brisbane by highway, and is near the Royal Australian Air Force Base, Amberley. It is close to shops and services.

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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