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About Coorparoo Ward

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Brisbane (southeast), Queensland, Australia

Coorparoo ward is in the inner south-east corner of Brisbane covering the suburbs of Coorparoo, Greenslopes, part of Annerley, parts of Camp Hill and Carina Heights.


A popular family area, the ward’s many local facilities and easy access to the City and surrounding areas has ensured the attraction of the ward remains strong to many new Brisbane residents.

Residents are serviced by a variety of services in the ward and in surrounding suburbs. The Griffith University campus, shopping centres, schools and the dedicated BCC bus way along the Southeast Freeway are all local services for residents.

The Southeast Freeway makes the daily commute to the Brisbane CBD or the weekend drive to the Gold Coast a comfortable trip. Although parts of the Holland Park ward are not on the rail line, regular bus services are available for those who require public transport.

Major supermarkets and retailers at Carindale Shopping Centre and along Old Cleveland Road in Coorparoo, supplement Coorparoo local stores.

Numerous public and private schools in neighbouring suburbs complement the ward’s excellent schools.

CB Mott Park, Glindemann Park, WJ Scott Park and Seville Park provide the majority of parkland recreation in the ward. Locals have access to a variety of barbeque and picnic spots and a number of walk and bikeways.

The ward is about 6km from Brisbane’s CBD and is comprised of medium density unit complexes as well as renovated houses, workers cottages, through to more modern brick and tile homes with plenty of generous-sized back yards.

Over 26,000 electors live in the ward of Holland Park, in approximately 14,000 households.

Local Landmarks and Facilities

Parks in and around the ward

COORPAROO:

Barston Place Norfolk Street
Off Cavendish Road

Biran Street
Biran Street and Old Cleveland Road

Burke Street
Bennetts Road and Burke Street

Coorparoo Creek Reserve
Barnes and Lackey Avenues, adjoining Coorparoo Creek

Eric Sivell Park
Boundary Road and Canopus and Spica Street

Eva Street
Eva, Meteor and Rigel Streets

Giffin Park
Birubi, Tiber and Venice Streets, adjoining Norman Creek

Gladstone Street
48-58 Gladstone Street, off Cavendish Road

Gladstone Street
63-67 Gladstone Street, adjoining Coorparoo Creek, off Cavendish Road

Leicester Street
Leicester Street, near Martha Street

Majestic Park
Eva, Park and Pelham Streets

Mars Street
Rigel, Stoneleigh and View Streets

Octantis Street
Meridian and Octantis Streets

Procyon Street Procyon
off Chatsworth Road

Rome Street
Rome and Landsdowne Streets adjoining Norman Creek

Satellite Street
Procyon and Satellite Streets

Sirius Street
Orion and Solar Streets

Trundle Park
Kenneth and Mackay Streets

GREENSLOPES:

Ekibin Park
Barnsdale Place, Lewisham and Ridge Streets and Arnwood Place, adjoining Norman Creek

Langlands Park
Deshon and Panitya Streets and Main Avenue

Roseglen Street
Roseglen and Jordan Streets

Thompson Estate Reserve
Baron, Juliette, Pear and Pine Streets, adjoining Norman Creek


HOLLAND PARK/HOLLAND PARK WEST:

Amethyst Street Amethyst
Carnelian and Topaz Streets and Pine Mountain Road
Bassett Street
Craigmoor Street and Stonyfell Court

Beryl Crescent
Beryl Crescent and Logan Road

C. B. Mott Park
Abbotsleigh and Victor Streets and Logan Road

Coonara Street
Coonara, Gill and Harold Streets

Glenalwyn Street
Bassett and Glenalwyn Streets and Pine Mountain Road

Glenlinton Street
Glenlinton Street and Pine Mountain Road

Glindemann Drive
Glindemann Drive, Holland and Provincial Roads and Murton Avenue

Glindemann Park
Lawn Street and Logan and Nursery Roads

Murton Avenue (Road Reserve)
Framont and Murton Avenues

Olroy Street (Road Reserve)
Elgar and Olroy Streets

Ray Lynch Park
Halsey Street and Seville Road

Roseglen Street
30 Roseglen Street

Seville Park
Seville Road and Elgar Street

W. J. Scott Park
Arabilia, Arnold, Harold and Rita Streets

Wollombi Park
Hector Road and Wollombi Place, off Nursery Road

Wyncroft Street
Glenlinton and Wyncroft Streets and Pine Mountain Road


Recreation Reserves:

A. J. Jones Recreation Reserve
Cornwall, Ernest and Juliette Streets, adjoining Norman Creek

Whites Hill Reserve
Jones Road, Gyranda Street and Bendena Terrace


Dog Off-Leash Parks:

Whites Hill Reserve Dog Off Leash Area
Boundary Road, Camp Hill Qld 4152


Public Pools:

Langlands Park Pool
5 Panitya Street, Stones Corner Qld 4120
Phone (07) 3397 7436


Skate Parks:

Glindemann Park
Logan Road opposite Pickthorne Street, Holland Park West


Shopping Centres:

Greenslopes Shopping Mall
Greenslopes Mall Shopping Centre, 700 Logan Rd, Greenslopes, QLD 4120

Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre
1151 Creek Road, Carindale

Westfield Garden City Shopping Centre
Cnr Logan & Kessels Rd
Upper Mt Gravatt QLD 4122

Holland Park Shopping Precinct
Seville Road and Logan Road, Holland Park


History of Holland Park Ward:

CAMP HILL

Postcode: 4152 Population: 9,821
*Only parts of Camp Hill are contained in Holland Park Ward

Home to a diverse range of housing, Camp Hill offers everything from traditional older style houses and a few apartment blocks through to unique architecturally designed modern homes overlooking the City skyline out to Mt Coot-tha.

Camp Hill was so named because teamsters and other travellers stopped at the waterhole at the foot of the hill to rest on the trip between Brisbane and Cleveland. Originally Camp Hill was settled as small farms, dairies, and vineyards, with a strong German community.

The suburb contains many fine examples of renovated Queenslanders, colonials and post-war workers cottages.

Only seven kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, Camp Hill is elevated and overlooks the City. It is conveniently located between the Carindale shopping centre and the Coorparoo retail precinct, providing residents with a variety of shopping choices.

The suburb has seen very strong growth in property prices, especially over the past few years.

Once a very working class area, Camp Hill has undergone considerable gentrification as is increasingly included in Brisbane’s up-and-coming suburbs.

COORPAROO

Postcode: 4151 Population: 13,800

Only 4km from Brisbane’s CBD, Coorparoo continues to benefit from consumer demand for near-city living and has experienced some of the strongest capital growth in Brisbane over the past 5 years.

Coorparoo was named by the residents at a public meeting in 1875. The name Coorparoo comes from the Aboriginal name for Norman Creek. This had been translated as both 'place of the mosquito' and 'peaceful dove'. The Shire of Coorparoo was formally proclaimed in 1888.

Coorparoo is on Brisbane’s south-eastern side and has easy access to the city along either the Southeast Freeway or the Story Bridge.

Coorparoo will continue to benefit from the desire of many people to live close to the CBD to cut down on travelling time to and from work. This explains the strong rise in the number of units in the area. As a consequence of this development, rental properties are widely available.

A small part of Coorparoo is designated semi-industrial and commercial – however, this is a defined and isolated area not impinging on the residential zones of the suburb.

Coorparoo benefits from a train station only a few stops from the CBD, as well as an extensive Brisbane City Council bus service.

The suburb has a high proportion of medium density unit complexes and a strong rental market. Around the elevated parts of the suburb, million dollar house sales have occurred in recent years.

There are a number of small businesses, banks and retail outlets that serve the surrounding suburbs as well as Coorparoo.

GREENSLOPES

Postcode: 4120 Population: 8,088

One of Brisbane’s near-city suburbs located six kilometres from the CBD, Greenslopes has experienced strong growth in its median house price over recent years.

The name 'Greenslopes' is said to derive from the green hillsides of Frederick Wecker's pasture, but the name did not come into use until trams marked 'Greenslopes' began going to the corner of Logan Road and Chatsworth roads in 1914.

With easy access to the city along Logan Road or the Southeast Freeway, Greenslopes’ popularity with buyers is reflected in its strong growth.

HOLLAND PARK

Postcode: 4121 Population: 7,487

Holland Park is located approximately 6 km from the Brisbane CBD, and is neighboured by the southern suburbs Holland Park West, Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt East and Camp Hill.

A popular family area Holland Park’s many local facilities and easy access to the City and surrounding areas has ensured demand remains strong.

Residents are serviced by an variety of services in Holland Park and in surrounding suburbs. The Griffith University campus, shopping centres, schools and the dedicated BCC busway along the Southeast Freeway have helped to add value to the area in recent years.

Nearby major supermarkets and retailers at Garden City Shopping Centre, Carindale Shopping Centre and along Old Cleveland Road in Coorparoo, supplement Holland Park’s local stores.

Public and private schools in neighbouring suburbs complement Holland Park Primary School, Seville Road Primary School, Holland Park High School and Cavendish Road High School.

CB Mott Park, Glindemann Park, WJ Scott Park and Seville Park provide the majority of parkland recreation in Holland Park. Locals have access to a variety of barbeque and picnic spots and a number of walk and bikeways.

Like its neighbouring suburbs, Holland Park’s central southern location will continue to drive its popularity into the future and ensure the steady growth of the area.

HOLLAND PARK WEST

Postcode: 4121 Population: 5,521

Holland Park West is located just 8 kilometres south of the Brisbane GPO and is an attractive suburb for buyers looking for access to the city and the Gold Coast.

The traditional Australian lifestyle is characterised by Holland Park West’s low set chamferboard houses with large backyards.

Also attracting buyers is the excellent variety of services in the area. The Griffith University campus, shopping centers, schools and the new dedicated BCC busway providing direct access to the CBD have all contributed to steady growth in recent times.
Local shops are complemented by major retailers located at Garden City Shopping Centre and Carindale Shopping Centre (approximately 10-15 minutes away).

Residents are well catered for with a variety of recreational facilities around Holland Park West as well as in neighbouring suburbs. The Toohey Forest Park in Nathan offers residents a large parkland area for family picnics and barbeques.

In the neighbouring suburb of Mount Gravatt the view from the top of the Outlook Reserve is spectacular and is a popular lookout for visitors and residents from surrounding suburbs to see Brisbane’s skyline.

Holland Park West has seen steady growth over the last five years and its popularity among young and established families ensures that its future looks bright.

MT GRAVATT EAST

Postcode: 4122Population: 10,245

The suburb is only eight kilometres south of the Brisbane GPO and is positioned between Logan Road and Cavendish Road. Considering its close proximity to a variety of facilities the suburb is proving popular with growing families.

Mount Gravatt was named in 1840, after Lieutenant George Gravatt, who was Commandant at Moreton Bay for three months in 1839. Mount Gravatt East was first gazetted as a suburb in 1967.

Good public transport and access to schools, shops and entertainment facilities are key attractions. Schools in the area include Mt Gravatt High, Mt Gravatt East Primary School, Christian Outreach College and St Agnes Catholic Primary. Residents are also close to Griffith University and Mt Gravatt East TAFE Institutions.

Local shops are complemented by major retailers located at Garden City Shopping Centre and Carindale Shopping Centre (approximately five to 10 minute drive).

ELECTORAL INFORMATION:

2008 Holland Park Ward Council Election
Date: March 15 2008
Turnout: 22,357

Final Results:

McKENZIE, Ian (LIB) - 10,901 (49.48%)
BERMINGHAM, Catherine (ALP) - 8,085 (36.70%)
DEAN, Angela Jane (GRN) - 3,046 (13.83%)
Informal: 325

Holland Park Ward Representatives

McKENZIE, Ian (Liberal) 2008 - continuing
WILLIAMS, Robbie (ALP) 2007-2007
REA, Kerry (ALP) 1997-2007


Information and references has been from the REIQ website, OurBrisbane.com and the Brisbane City Council website. Please visit them for the most recent information.

http://www.reiq.com.au/
http://www.ourbrisbane.com/
http://brisbane.qld.gov.au

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