Suburb Profile: Kingsholme – Upper Coomera

Location and boundaries

Kingsholme – Upper Coomera is bounded by Shaws Pocket Road, the locality of Luscombe, Cliff Barrons Road, Upper Ormeau Road and the Pimpama River in the north, the locality of Pimpama and the Pacific Motorway in the east, the Coomera River, Wongawallan Creek, Kriedeman Road, Caballo Road and the locality of Guanaba in the south, and the Scenic Rim Regional Council area and Logan City in the west.

Name origin

Kingsholme is thought to be named after a place in Ireland. Upper Coomera is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word for the wattle tree. It was originally known as Upper Ormeau.
 

Population

23,601*

Land area

12,602 hectares (126 Km2)

Population density

1.87 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, banana farming, sugar cane growing, dairy farming and quarrying. Some growth took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development did not occur until the 1970s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population almost trebling between 1991 and 2001, and again between 2001 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Kingsholme – Upper Coomera is a rapidly developing residential area with substantial rural areas, particularly in the north.

Major features

Major features of the area include Tamborine National Park, Coomera City Centre shopping centre, Upper Coomera Village Shopping Centre, The Hub shopping centre, Riverhouse Lifestyle Centre, Thumm Estate Winery, John Siganto Park, Golden Door Health Retreat and numerous schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the localities of Cedar Creek (part), Kingsholme, Upper Coomera, Willow Vale and Wongawallan.

* 2011 Usual residents
 

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