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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Coomera is 13,807, with a population density of 5.66 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Coomera is bounded by the locality of Pimpama, Yawalpah Road and McCoys Creek in the north, the Coomera River in the east and south, and the Pacific Motorway in the west.

Name origin

Coomera is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word for a wattle tree.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1860s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, grazing and sugar growing. Population was minimal until the 1880s. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s. The population increased substantially from the early 1990s as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area, with the most rapid growth between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Coomera is a rapidly developing residential and tourist area, with a marina in the south-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast (Coomera Creative and Coomera Marine Campuses), Coomera Waters Marina, Gold Coast City Marina, Coomera Village Shopping Centre, Coomera Sports Park, Billabong Ponds, Melaleuca Lagoons, Natures Escape, Butterfly Park, Colman Road Reserve, Figbird Park, Pine Tree Hollow Park, Turquoise Parrot Park, Viney Park, William Guise Foxwell Park and several schools.