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Seventeen Mile Rocks

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Seventeen Mile Rocks is 9,880, with a population density of 18.30 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Seventeen Mile Rocks is bounded by the Brisbane River in the north, Fort Road in the east, Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Duporth Road and Monier Road in the south, and the Centenary Highway in the west.

Name origin

Seventeen Mile Rocks is named after a collection of rocks that marked a distance of seventeen miles from the mouth of the Brisbane River.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Farmland near the Oxley Wharf was sold in the 1960s, and mining began, ceasing in 1999. Significant residential development did not occur until the 1970s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population trebling between 1991 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Seventeen Mile Rocks is a recent residential area, with some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Jindalee Village Central (shopping centre), Sinnamon Park Village (shopping centre), Christies Homemaker City, Direct Factory Outlet Jindalee and Rocks Riverside Park.

Included areas

This small area includes the suburbs of Seventeen Mile Rocks and Sinnamon Park.