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Wavell Heights

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Wavell Heights is 10,188, with a population density of 28.30 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Wavell Heights is bounded by Downfall Creek, Borrows Street, Pilliga Street, Burren Street, Hulme Street and Maddocks Street in the north, Sandgate Road, Rode Road and Edinburgh Castle Road in the east, Shaw Road, Huet Street, Castor Road, Cressey Street and Edinburgh Castle Road in the south, and Wavell High School, Boothby Street, Bristol Road, Rode Road, Bundal Street, Pilba Street, Alleena Street, Buna Street, Thornton Parade, Kuran Street, Burradoo Street, Minore Street, Calga Street, Pfingst Road, Hamilton Road and Newman Road in the west.

Name origin

Wavell Heights is named after Field Marshall Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander-In-Chief of the Allied Forces in the Middle East during WWII. It was previously known as West Nundah.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for fruit and dairy farming. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, including public housing construction. The population has increased marginally since the early 1990s.

Land use

Wavell Heights is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bristol Park, Rillatt Park, Studley Park and a number of schools.