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Hope Island

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Hope Island is 11,699, with a population density of 2.13 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Hope Island is bounded by the Main Channel in the north, the Coral Sea in the east, the Broadwater, the Coomera River and Saltwater Creek in the south, Coombabah Creek in the south-east, and the Coomera River and the Pimpama River in the west.

Name origin

Hope Island is named after Captain Louis Hope, a contributor to the development of the Queensland sugar industry.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for sugar cane growing. Growth took place on South Stradbroke in the early 1900s, particularly during the 1920s, spurred by improved access, land auctions and the construction of many holiday houses. Significant development occurred in South Stradbroke from the 1950s, following land reclamation. Population was minimal in Hope Island until the 1980s, with rapid development from the late 1980s. The population doubled during the 1990s, and then doubled again between 2001 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area and an increase in the share of occupied dwellings.

Land use

Hope Island is a rapidly developing residential and tourist area, with numerous islands and conservation areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park, Moreton Bay Marine Park, Jumpinpin - Broadwater Fish Habitat Reserve, South Stradbroke Island Conservation Park, The Broadwater, Brown Island, Coomera Island, Rat Island, South Stradbroke Island, Woogoompah Island, Hope Island Marina, Sanctuary Cove Marina, Links Hope Island Golf Club, Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club, Hope Island Central Shopping Centre, Hope Island Shopping Centre, Broadwater Plaza, Sanctuary Cove Marine Village, Pat Cash International Tennis Academy, Banksia Park, Charles Holm Park, Saltwater Park, Sickle Park, Stan Kenwrick Park, Village Square and Banksia Park Hall.

Included areas

This small area includes the localities of Hope Island and South Stradbroke, and most of the locality of Southern Moreton Bay Islands.