Suburb Profile: Currumbin Waters

Location and boundaries

Currumbin Waters is bounded by Guineas Creek Road in the north, the Pacific Motorway in the east, the New South Wales border in the south, and Piggabeen Road and Simpsons Road in the west.

Name origin

Currumbin Waters is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “high up” or “place where high trees grow” or “kangaroo”.



Land area

998 hectares (10 Km2)

Population density

8.91 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the post-war years. Rapid growth took place during the 1970s and 1980s. Growth slowed during the 1990s, with the population growing marginally between 2001 and 2006, a result of fewer new dwellings being added to the area. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Currumbin Waters is a relatively recent residential and tourist area, with rural land in the south and west and some industrial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Currumbin Fair Shopping Centre, Currumbin Hills Sport Park, Merv Craig Sporting Complex, Currumbin District Horse Club, the Currumbin Creek and two schools.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14