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Nudgee - Pinkenba - Eagle Farm

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Nudgee - Pinkenba - Eagle Farm is 3,769, with a population density of 0.62 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Nudgee - Pinkenba - Eagle Farm is bounded by Moreton Bay in the north, the Brisbane River in the east and south, and Remora Road, the railway line, Mordant Street, Doomben Racecourse, the Gateway Motorway, Nudgee Waterhole Reserve, Earnshaw Road, Red Hill Road, the Shorncliffe railway line and Nundah Creek in the west.

Name origin

Nudgee is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "place of ducks". Pinkenba is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "place of tortoises". Eagle Farm was thought to be named as the area was cultivated during the convict period and wedge tailed eagles were seen.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1829 when land was cleared for farming. Population was minimal until the 1860s, with gradual residential and industrial growth through to the 1890s. An aerodrome was established in Eagle Farm in the 1920s, becoming the Brisbane Airport from 1948 to 1988. A new, larger airport was opened in 1988, built on a previously residential area, to the north of the original airport. An oil refinery was opened in Pinkenba in 1965. The most significant residential development occurred during the post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Nudgee - Pinkenba - Eagle Farm is an industrial and airport area, with some residential areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brisbane Airport, Nudgee Golf Club, Royal Queensland Golf Club, Direct Factory Outlet, BP Oil Refinery, Boondall Wetlands Park, Nudgee Waterhole Reserve, Nudgee Beach Reserve, SkillsTech Australia (Eagle Farm Campus), Brisbane North Institute of TAFE (Eagle Farm delivery point) and one school.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburbs and localities of Eagle Farm, Nudgee, Nudgee Beach and Pinkenba.