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Upper Coomera - Willow Vale

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Upper Coomera - Willow Vale is 32,210, with a population density of 2.55 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Upper Coomera - Willow Vale is bounded by Shaws Pocket Road, the locality of Luscombe, Cliff Barrons Road, Upper Ormeau Road and the Pimpama River in the north, the locality of Pimpama and the Pacific Motorway in the east, the Coomera River, Wongawallan Creek, Kriedeman Road and the locality of Guanaba in the south, and the Scenic Rim Regional Council area and Logan City in the west.

Name origin

Upper Coomera is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word for the wattle tree. It was originally known as Upper Ormeau.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, banana farming, sugar cane growing, dairy farming and quarrying. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population almost trebling between 1991 and 2001, and again between 2001 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Upper Coomera - Willow Vale is a recent residential and rural-residential area, with substantial rural areas, particularly in the north.

Major features

Major features of the area include Tamborine National Park, Gold Coast Compound Indoor Skatepark, Upper Coomera Aquatic Centre, Coomera City Centre shopping centre, Upper Coomera Village Shopping Centre, The Hub shopping centre, Brygon Reserve Shopping Village, Thumm Estate Winery, Chardon Bridge Park, Coach Park, Abraham Park, Heritage Gardens Park, John Siganto Park, Millers Rest, Ormeau Sports Park, Riverstone Crossing Sports Park, Tallowwood Park, Upper Coomera Adventure Park, Welch Pioneer Park, Riverhouse Lifestyle Centre, Upper Coomera Centre, Gullivers Coomera, Golden Door Health Retreat, Boral Environmental Reserve and numerous schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the localities of Kingsholme, Upper Coomera, Willow Vale and Wongawallan, and the Gold Coast City part of the locality of Cedar Creek.