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About the profile areas

The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Frenchville is 9,728, with a population density of 11.32 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Frenchville is located to the north-east of the Rockhampton CBD. Frenchville is bounded by the locality of Norman Gardens in the north, Mount Archer National Park in the east, the locality of Koongal, Bloxsom Street, Thozet Road, the locality of Koongal, Frenchmans Creek and Simpson Street in the south, and Moores Creek in the west.

Name origin

Frenchville is named in honour of Frenchman Anthelme Thozet, the first director of the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming, particularly dairy farming. Some growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s and 1970s. The population was relatively stable from the early 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Frenchville is a residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Rockpool Water Park, Kendrick Tucker Velodrome, Duthie Park, Glen Millar Park, Joyce Harding Park and two schools.