Suburb Profile: Mermaid Waters – Clear Island Waters

Location and boundaries

Mermaid Waters – Clear Island Waters is bounded by Gooding Drive, Nerang-Broadbeach Road, Hooker Boulevard, Sunshine Boulevard and Melody Parade in the north, the suburb of Mermaid Beach in the east, the Gold Coast Highway, Kiers Road, Pacific Avenue, the suburb of Miami and Bermuda Street in the south, and Markeri Street and Robina Parkway in the west.

Name origin

Mermaid Waters is named after a ship which landed on a nearby beach in the 1820s.



Land area

1,148 hectares (11 Km2)

Population density

13.61 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Development of the area dates primarily from the post-war years. Significant growth occurred during the 1970s and 1980s. Gradual growth continued between 1991 and 2006 as new dwellings were added to the area and dwelling occupancy rates increased. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Mermaid Waters – Clear Island Waters is a residential area with substantial waterways.

Major features

Major features of the area include Surfers Paradise Golf Club, Merrimac Golf Course, Mermaid Waters Shopping Village, Q Super Centre, Kombumerri Park, Pizzey Park, various lakes and several schools.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14