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Chandler - Capalaba West

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Chandler - Capalaba West is 1,265, with a population density of 0.93 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Chandler - Capalaba West is bounded by London Road, Chelsea Road and Chadwell Street in the north, Tingalpa Creek in the east, a line running continuous of Prout Road and Prout Road in the south, and the Belmont Shooting Complex, Old Cleveland Road and Tilley Road in the west.

Name origin

Chandler is named after Sir John Beales Chandler, former Lord Mayor of Brisbane. Capalaba West is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "place of the ringtail possum".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, grazing and farming. The Tingalpa Reservoir was completed in 1967. The most significant development took place from the 1970s. A theatre/sports hall, aquatic centre and velodrome were constructed for the 1982 Commonwealth Games, later becoming the Sleeman Sports Complex. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then increased by a similar amount between 2001 and 2006, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Chandler - Capalaba West is a rural and rural-residential area. Rural land is used mainly for market gardening, horses and poultry.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sleeman Sports Complex, Tingalpa Creek Reserve, Mr Tees Golf Driving Range and part of Tingalpa Reservoir.