Suburb Profile: Pacific Pines – Gaven

Location and boundaries

Pacific Pines – Gaven is bounded by Kopps Road, Binstead Way, Hervey Street and Universal Street in the north, the Pacific Motorway in the east, Matilda Road, the locality of Nerang and Nerang National Park in the south, and Saltwater Creek and the locality of Maudsland in the west.

Name origin

Gaven is named after the Gaven family, original land holders.



Land area

1,590 hectares (16 Km2)

Population density

10.30 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1880s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant residential development occurred from the 1970s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s. The population almost trebled during the 1990s, with even more rapid development between 2001 and 2011, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Pacific Pines – Gaven is a relatively new residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Pacific Pines Town Centre, Brockman Way Reserve, Codrington Park, Pacific Pines Central Park and several schools.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14