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Chermside West

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Chermside West is 5,883, with a population density of 17.30 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Chermside West is bounded by Martindale Street, Kenna Street, Lawrence Road, Maundrell Terrace and Pie Street in the north, Webster Road in the east, Rode Road in the south, and Raven Street, Hamilton Road, Trouts Road and the waterway in the west.

Name origin

Chermside West is named for the area west of Chermside, which was named after Major-General Sir Herbert Chermside, former Governor of Queensland.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, although population was minimal until the early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years, with rapid growth during the 1960s and 1970s. The population fluctuated slightly during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2006, a result of little change in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Chermside West is an established residential area, with substantial parklands.

Major features

Major features of the area include Milne Hill Reservoir, Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, Fred Annand Park, Huxtable Park, John Goss Reserve, Raven Street Reserve and two schools.