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Redland City Mainland

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Redland City Mainland is 142,775, with a population density of 6.48 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Redland City Mainland includes all mainland suburbs in Redland City and excludes all islands.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s. Land was initially used mainly for grazing, then for sugar growing, general farming, fishing and timber-getting. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth into the early 1900s, aided by the construction of the Brisbane to Cleveland railway line in 1889. Significant residential development did not occur until the post-war years, particularly from the 1960s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1970s, aided by the construction of the Leslie Harrison Dam (Tingalpa Reservoir) in the late 1960s. The population has increased substantially since the early 1990s, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Redland City Mainland is a growing residential area, with substantial rural, rural-residential, industrial, commercial, conservation and bushland areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Moreton Bay, Venman Bushland National Park, Brisbane Koala Bushlands, Capalaba Central Shopping Centre, Capalaba Park Shopping Centre, Capalaba Town Centre, Kos Village Shopping Centre, Stockland Cleveland Shopping Centre, Cleveland Town Centre, Victoria Point Shopping Centre, Victoria Point Lakeside Shopping Centre, Town Centre at Victoria Point Shopping Centre, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (Alexandra Hills Campus), Redland Hospital, Mater Private Hospital, Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Redland Art Gallery, Redland Museum, Redland Performing Arts Centre, Cleveland Aquatic Centre, Victoria Point YMCA & Aquatic Centre, Capalaba Greyhound Racecourse, Cleveland Redland Showground, Ormiston House, Raby Bay Marina, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek Marine Commuter Facility, Mount Cotton, Sirromet Wines, Howeston Golf Course, Redland Bay Golf Club, Tarradarrapin Creek Wetlands, Capalaba Regional Park, Point Halloran Conservation Area, Hilliards Creek Platypus Corridor, various conservation areas, part of Tingalpa Reservoir and numerous schools.

Included areas

Redland City Mainland encompasses the suburbs and localities of Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Capalaba, Cleveland, Mount Cotton, Ormiston, Redland Bay, Sheldon, Thorneside, Thornlands, Victoria Point and Wellington Point.