Suburb Profile: Biggera Waters – Labrador

Location and boundaries

Biggera Waters – Labrador is bounded by Coombabah Road, Harbour Quays Drive and Drome Street in the north, The Broadwater in the east, Loders Creek and Musgrave Avenue in the south, and Olsen Avenue, the Gold Coast Highway and Pine Ridge Road in the west.

Name origin

Biggera Waters is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “red iron eucalypt”. Labrador is thought to be named after a Peninsula in Canada.

Population

22,746*

Land area

951 hectares (10 Km2)

Population density

23.91 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for farming and fishing. Growth took place during the late 1870s and 1880s, following the subdivision of land. Significant development occurred from the 1960s, spurred by the improved access brought about by the construction of the bridge. The population continued to gradually increase from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area and an increase in the share of occupied dwellings.

Land use

Biggera Waters – Labrador is a predominantly residential area, with several commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Chirn Park Shopping Centre, Labrador Park Shopping Centre, Metro Market Shopping Centre, The Broadwater, Cooke Murphy Oval, Cos Zantiotis Playing Fields, Harley Park, Keith Hunt Park, Nick Pavlis Park and two schools.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: http://profile.id.com.au 15/11/14