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Brookfield (incl. D'Aguilar National Park)

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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Brookfield (incl. D'Aguilar National Park) is 2,196, with a population density of 0.21 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Brookfield (incl. D'Aguilar National Park) is bounded by the Moreton Bay Regional Council area, Mount Nebo Road and the locality of Upper Kedron in the north, Mount Nebo Road, Waterworks Road, Mount Coot-tha Forest, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Coot-tha Road and the Western Freeway in the east, D'Aguilar National Park, Mount Coot-tha Forest Park, Gap Creek Road, Gap Creek, Moggill Creek, the locality of Pullenvale and Haven Road in the south, and the localities of Kholo and Lake Manchester in the west.

Name origin

Brookfield was named to describe the area as it originally was - with creeks and gullies.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for timber-getting and agriculture. Enoggera Dam was built in 1866 to provide the first reticulated water supply for Brisbane. A public park (which later became Brisbane Forest Park) was proclaimed in 1874, with land at times used for quarrying, mining and timber getting. Gradual growth took place in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. The area remained largely rural until the 1970s. Rapid growth took place during the 1990s, with growth slowing from 2001, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Brookfield (incl. D'Aguilar National Park) is a rural and rural-residential area which has undergone recent growth.

Major features

Major features of the area include D'Aguilar National Park (including Mount Coot-tha Forest Park), Enoggera Reservoir, Gold Creek Reservoir, Brisbane Botanic Gardens (Mount Coot-tha), Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Bundaleer Rainforest Park, Brookfield Showground, Mount Coot-tha Quarry, Queensland Baptist College of Ministries and two schools.

Included areas

This small area includes the localities of Brookfield, Enoggera Reservoir, Mount Coot-tha and Upper Brookfield.