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Biggera Waters

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Biggera Waters is 8,912, with a population density of 28.05 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Biggera Waters is bounded by Coombabah Road, Harbour Quays Drive, the suburb of Runaway Bay, Coombabah Road, Morala Avenue, Drome Street and Biggera Creek in the north, The Broadwater in the east, the Gold Coast Highway in the south, and Pine Ridge Road in the west.

Name origin

Biggera Waters is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "red iron eucalypt".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with the main industries being farming and fishing. Growth took place during the late 1870s and 1880s, following the subdivision of land. Significant development occurred during the 1960s and 1970s, spurred by the improved access brought about by the construction of the bridge. The population continued to gradually increase from the early 1990s as new dwellings continued to be added to the area.

Land use

Biggera Waters is a predominantly residential area, with some commercial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Metro Market Shopping Centre, Santo Family Park, Sara’s Place Park, Stewart Park and one school.