Postcode: 4505 | Location: 35 km to brisbane cbd
The name disputably comes from Burpen-gar, meaning the place of the green wattle tree. This tree, sometimes also called the early black wattle, grows in open forest country. Burpengary is one of Moreton Bay region's fastest growing residential areas. Retailers in Burpengary include ALDI and Woolworths. Burpengary Creek is the suburb's main waterway.
Burpengary has three primary schools: Burpengary State School, St Eugene College and Burpengary Meadows State School. In 2008, St Eugene College will commence high school intakes for year 8 students.
Burpengary railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.
The suburb of Burpengary was initially founded as a large truckstop due to its strategic location on the North Coast Road (now the Bruce Highway) from Brisbane to the North Coast (now the Sunshine Coast). Burpengary is still home to a functional truck weigh-bridge. Burpengary has been a predominantly blue-collar suburb with a significant proportion of the population directly employed in a labouring or trade-related jobs.However, with expanding planned communities, easy access to the M1 and council approving plans for mini city initiatives, more and more families are moving to the locality including those in the professions. This is fuelling economic growth with the expansion of the shopping precinct, local services and increasing pressure on the local transport infrastructure since 2005.
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Caboolture - 35km to Brisbane CBD
Fast-growing area with plenty of wide open spaces.
There is a mix of residential, lifestyle acreage homes and rural properties in Burpengary, with space aplenty for new developments featuring larger than average blocks. The older residential areas of Burpengary feature high-set weatherboards and low-set brick homes. While the area used to be home to mostly retirees, this is changing, with a large number of families who enjoy wide open spaces shifting to the region.Two new high schools have opened in the last few years and more primary schools are expected to open in the near future. Existing schools in the area include Burpengary Meadows State School, Burpengary State School, St Eugene Primary School, Beachmere State School, Deception Bay State School, Deception Bay State High School, Deception Bay North State School, Christ the King Catholic Primary School and Moreton Downs State School.
Some of the acreage properties close to the town centre have been converted to townhouses and rural land is continuing to be subdivided. Caboolture, of which Burpengary is a part, offers a relaxed, yet rich and diverse lifestyle, with beautiful beaches and stunning mountain scenery - all less than an hour from Brisbane. This way of life is the main reason thousands of people move to Caboolture every year and make Burpengary one of the fastest growing areas in Australia. Regular rail services and the nearby national highway make Brisbane easily accessible, allowing residents to work in the city but enjoy living in tranquil, rural surroundings. Burpengary Plaza is home to a variety of retail outlets, while there are employment opportunities in the area in education, small businesses and retail. Nearby Deception Bay is a haven for boaties providing access to the Caboolture River.