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Bulimba

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bulimba is 7,209, with a population density of 34.85 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bulimba is bounded by the Brisbane River in the north and west, Taylor Street, Lytton Road and Hawthorne Road in the east, and Carr Street, Stuart Street, Leura Avenue, Leura Terrace and Barton Road in the south.

Name origin

Bulimba is named after an original property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from 1849, with land used mainly for crop farming. A village was established in the 1860s, although the area remained largely rural until residential and industrial growth in the 1880s. Expansion continued during the 1920s and 1930s, aided by the construction of the tramline in 1933. Significant development occurred from the 1980s, when some industries declined and residential housing took over. The population has increased since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area, particularly from urban renewal.

Land use

Bulimba is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Oxford Street, and navy barracks in the north.

Major features

Major features of the area include Bulimba Barracks Navy Headquarters, Oxford Place Shopping Centre, Bulimba Junior Sports Club, Bulimba Par 3 Golf Course, Memorial Park and Vic Lucas Park.

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