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Park Avenue

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Park Avenue is 5,181, with a population density of 11.19 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Park Avenue is located north of the Rockhampton CBD. Park Avenue is bounded by Yaamba Road (the Bruce Highway) in the north, Moores Creek in the east, the Fitzroy River in the south, and Splitters Creek and Richardson Road in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for grazing. Growth took place in the 1920s and 1930s. Significant development occurred during the post-war years. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s, a result of little change in dwelling stock and a decline in dwelling occupancy rates and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Park Avenue is a primarily residential area, with a substantial commercial area at the junction of Yaamba Road and Moores Creek Road, and some industrial land use in the south.

Major features

Major features of the area include Stockland Rockhampton (shopping centre), Kershaw Gardens, Church Park, Queens Park, Tom Nutley Field and several schools.