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Stretton - Karawatha

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Stretton - Karawatha is 4,598, with a population density of 3.52 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Stretton - Karawatha is bounded by Compton Road in the north, Karawatha Forest and Logan City in the east, Wembley Road and Illaweena Street in the south, and Gowan Road in the west.

Name origin

Stretton is named after George Stretton, an early land holder in the area. Karawatha is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "place of pine trees".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, grazing and farming, and also some quarrying. The area remained largely rural until the 1970s, with substantial growth from the 1980s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population more than doubling between 1991 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Stretton - Karawatha is a relatively recent residential area, with substantial bushland in the east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Karawatha Forest, Stretton Community Park, Islamic School of Brisbane and one other school.

Included areas

This small area includes the localities of Karawatha and Stretton and the Brisbane City part of the locality of Berrinba.