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East Brisbane Water District

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for East Brisbane Water District is 30,753, with a population density of 6.16 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

East Brisbane Water District is bounded by the suburbs of Erina and Terrigal in the north, the suburbs of Picketts Valley and Avoca Beach, Ridgway Road, Cape Three Points Road, Copacabana Drive and the suburbs and localities of Copacabana and MacMasters Beach in the east, the Tasman Sea in the south-east and south, and Brisbane Water, Cockle Bay and Kincumber Broadwater in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1820s when the first land grants were made, with land used mainly for farming and orcharding. Population was minimal until the 1880s, with growth through to the early 1900s. Ship building, timber-getting and tourism became important industries. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. The population continued to increase during the 1990s, particularly between 1991 and 1996, as new dwellings were added to the area, including medium density housing. The population increased marginally between 2001 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added.

Land use

East Brisbane Water District includes residential and parkland areas, some industrial and commercial areas, and national parks and rural areas in the south-east and south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Brisbane Water, Kincumber Broadwater, Cockle Bay, Mourawaring Moor, Bouddi National Park, Mount Bouddi Picnic Area, Bouddi Peninsula, Davistown Wetlands, Empire Bay Wetland, Saratoga Wetland, Kincumba Mountain Reserve, Cockle Bay Nature Reserve, Bullimah Beach, Iron Ladder Beach, Little Beach, Little Tallow Beach, Lobster Beach, Pretty Beach, Putty Beach, Tallow Beach, Davistown Tidal Pool, Pretty Beach Tidal Pool, Yattalunga Tidal Pool, Hastings Wharf, Green Point Shopping Centre, Kincumber Village Shopping Centre, Kincumber Golf and Sports Club, Attunga Close Playground, Baden Street Playground, Bayside Drive Playground, Ben Davis Reserve, Binnawee Park, Blessington Reserve, Broadwater Park, Buyuma Park, Carlo Close Playground, David Street Playground, Davistown Memorial Oval, De La Salle Recreation Area, Fletchers Glen Park, Frost Reserve, Goondari Reserve, Green Point Reserve, Greenvale Road Playground, Guringai Park, Illoura Reserve, James Sea Drive Playground, Jirrumba Reserve, Kincumber Village Reserve, Lintern Street Playground, MacKillop Oval, Merideth Place Playground, Nijorie Play Park, Palermo Reserve, Patrick Croke Oval, Pine Avenue Playground, Pinyari Play Park, Restella Street Playground, Saratoga Oval, Solstice Point Park, Stanley Street Playground, Sun Valley Park, Turo Reserve, Waterfront Reserve, Wharf Reserve, Woodport Park, Yarram Road Playground, Bouddi Coastal Walk, numerous lookouts, various wharves, The Great Aussie Bush Camp, St Joseph's Spirituality and Education Centre, Kincumber High School, Green Point Christian College, The Coast Christian School and several other schools.

Included areas

East Brisbane Water District encompasses the localities of Bensville, Bouddi, Box Head, Daleys Point, Davistown, Empire Bay, Green Point, Hardys Bay, Killcare, Killcare Heights, Kincumber, Kincumber South, Pretty Beach, Saratoga, St Huberts Island, Wagstaffe and Yattalunga.