Suburb Profile: Ashmore – Benowa

Location and boundaries

Ashmore – Benowa is bounded by the Southport-Nerang Road in the north, Wardoo Street, Slatyer Avenue and the suburb of Bundall in the east, the Nerang River in the south, and the Pacific Motorway in the west.



Land area

1,342 hectares (13 Km2)

Population density

14.58 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1870s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, farming and sugar cane growing. Population was minimal until the post-war years. Significant development occurred from 1976, with rapid growth during the late 1970s and 1980s. Gradual growth continued from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Ashmore – Benowa is a predominantly residential area, with some industrial land use in the north-east.

Major features

Major features of the area include Gold Coast Institute of TAFE (Ashmore Campus), Royal Pines Resort Golf Course, Ashmore City Shopping Centre, Ashmore Plaza Shopping Centre, Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre, Bronberg Plaza, Central Park Plaza, Pindara Private Hospital, Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens – Rosser Park, Ashmore Athletics Track, Ashmore Village Park, Girral Park, Sir Bruce Small Park, Sun Valley Park, Timbertops Park, Tranquility Park and numerous schools.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14