Suburb Profile: Pimpama – Coomera
Location and boundaries
Pimpama – Coomera is bounded by the Pimpama River in the north and east, the Coomera River in the south, and the Pacific Motorway and the localities of Upper Coomera, Willow Vale and Kingsholme in the west.
Pimpama is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning “place of soldier (mickey) birds”. Coomera is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word for a wattle tree.
6,603 hectares (66 Km2)
1.86 persons per hectare
Settlement of the area dates from the late 1860s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, grazing and sugar growing. Population was minimal until the 1880s. Significant development did not occur until the 1960s. The population increased substantially from the early 1990s as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area, with the most rapid growth between 2006 and 2011.
Pimpama – Coomera is a rapidly developing residential and tourist area, with substantial rural areas and some industrial areas.
Major features of the area include Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE (Coomera Creative and Marine Campuses), Coomera Sports Park, Gainsborough Greens Golf Club, Le Mans Kart Racing Complex, Coomera Waters Marina, Gold Coast City Marina, Coomera Village Shopping Centre, Heritage Park, Natures Escape, Melaleuca Lagoons, Viney Park and several schools.
* 2011 Usual residents
Source: http://profile.id.com.au 15/11/14