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Cooee Bay & Taranganba

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Cooee Bay & Taranganba is 3,659, with a population density of 5.96 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Cooee Bay and Taranganba is located to the south of the Yeppoon township. Cooee Bay and Taranganba is bounded by the South Pacific Ocean in the north and east, Ivey Street East, Old Scenic Highway, the localities of Lammermoor and Taroomball and Taranganba Road in the south, and Ross Creek in the west.

Name origin

Taranganba is named after an original property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming and grazing. Population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s, with substantial growth during the 1970s and 1980s. Growth continued from the 1990s, with the population nearly doubling between 1991 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly Tara Park estate in Taranganba, with the most rapid development between 1991 and 1996.

Land use

Cooee Bay and Taranganba is a residential area, with some outlying rural land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Yeppoon Aquatic Centre, Cooee Bay Sports Complex, Cedar Park Shopping Centre, Capricorn Coast Leadership Development Centre, Cooee Bay Beach, Lammermoor Beach, Wave Point Beach, Cresta Park, Daniel Park, Remora Park, Robinson Park, Keppel Outlook and Taranganba State School.