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Redlynch - Lamb Range

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Redlynch - Lamb Range is 10,091, with a population density of 0.41 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Redlynch - Lamb Range is bounded by Barron Gorge National Park, the locality of Barron Gorge, Lomandra Close, Harley Street, Brinsmead-Kamerunga Road, the locality of Kamerunga, Brinsmead Road, Freshwater Christian College, Kamerunga Road and Freshwater Creek in the north, the suburbs of Brinsmead, Kanimbla, Mooroobool, Earlville, Bayview Heights, Mount Sheridan, Bentley Park, Edmonton, Mount Peter and Gordonvale in the east, the localities of Little Mulgrave and Goldsborough in the south, and the Tablelands Regional Council area in the west.

Name origin

Redlynch is thought to be named after a village in Wiltshire, England. Lamb Range is named after Edward William Lamb, former Queensland politician.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1870s, with land used mainly for sugar cane growing. Significant development did not occur until the 1980s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population increasing six-fold between 1991 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area, particularly in Redlynch.

Land use

Redlynch - Lamb Range is a rural and national park area to the west of Cairns, with rapidly developing residential areas in Redlynch.

Major features

Major features of the area include Dinden National Park, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Lake Morris, Copperlode Falls Dam, Redlynch Central Shopping Centre, Redlynch Community Sports Facility, Adventure Gully, Early Settlers Park, Redlynch Skate Park, Riverview Park, Rocks Road Reserve, Salli & John Mitchell Memorial Park and two schools.