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New Farm (Urban Renewal)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for New Farm (Urban Renewal) is 10,349, with a population density of 46.52 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

New Farm (Urban Renewal) is bounded by Small Street, Hough Lane, Harcourt Street and Chermside Street in the north, Macquarie Street, Beeston Street, Kingsholme Street, Crase Street, Tilbrook Street, Kingsholme Street, Macquarie Street, Merthyr Road, Lamington Street, Welsby Street, Sydney Street and New Farm Park in the east, the Brisbane River in the south, and Boundary Street, Ivory Street, Kemp Place, Bowen Terrace, Malt Street and Arthur Street in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, when land was cleared for farming. Growth took place in the 1840s, with land used mainly for dairy and crop farming. Further expansion took place in the 1880s, and again during the post-war years. The population has increased since the mid 1990s, largely a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

New Farm (Urban Renewal) is a predominantly residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include New Farm Park (Binkinba), Merthyr Village Shopping Centre, Brisbane RiverWalk, Merthyr Park, Teneriffe Park, Wilson Outlook and two schools.

Included areas

New Farm (Urban Renewal) encompasses most of the suburb of New Farm, and small parts of the suburbs of Fortitude Valley and Newstead.