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Newstead

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Newstead is 7,056, with a population density of 55.27 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Newstead is bounded by Breakfast Creek in the north, the Brisbane River in the east, Merthyr Road, Macquarie Street, Kingsholme Street, Beeston Street, Gibbon Street and Chester Street in the south, and Ann Street, Wickham Street, Breakfast Creek Road, Edmonstone Road, Wickham Grove and Ross Street in the west.

Name origin

Newstead is named after an early property in the area, which was named after Newstead Abbey in England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for grazing and farming. Residential, industrial and commercial growth took place in the late 1800s, aided by the construction of the railway line and tramline. River-based industries predominated in the area. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population increasing five-fold between 1991 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area. Waterfront areas continue to be transformed as part of Urban Renewal Brisbane, with high-density housing replacing former wharves and industrial areas, and many warehouses being converted into studio apartments.

Land use

Newstead is a residential and commercial area which has undergone substantial recent redevelopment.

Major features

Major features of the area include Newstead Park, Teneriffe Park, Newstead House and Teneriffe Boardwalk.

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