Postcode: 4503 | Location: 29 km to brisbane cbd
Local Government Authority
About 30km north of Brisbane
Popular affordable suburb for families.
Located about 45 minutes drive from the Brisbane CBD is Kallangur, a popular suburb for first home buyers and families given its affordability. There is a mix of architectural styles in the area including traditional and renovated Queenslanders and Colonials, post-war housing as well as chamferboard and brick and tile houses. The most common housing type in the area is single unit dwellings. Demand for property in the area has resulted in improved infrastructure in Kallangur including retail outlets and leisure/lifestyle activities. There are a number of primary and secondary schools in the area with a campus of the Queensland University of Technology also located at nearby Caboolture. There are also TAFE campuses at Bracken Ridge, Redcliffe and Caboolture. Given Kallangur's popularity and location near Forest Lake there is vast mix of facilities in the area including train stations at Petrie and Dakabin.
The area once belonged to Mrs. Griffin of Whiteside located west of Petrie which was acquired by a Scottish migrant by the name of Thomas Petrie in 1855. The name Kallangur is originated from the Aboriginal word kalangoor, meaning a goodly or satisfactory place. Kallangur grew in the early 1900s as it was on the main road route to the Redcliffe peninsula before the construction of the Houghton Highway bridge in the 1930s. More recent development has been in response to the general housing demand in the northern growth corridor. The main thoroughfare in Kallangur is route 71, Anzac Avenue. An ANZAC memorial gate was erected along with a bronze statue on the corner of Anzac Avenue and Goodfellows Road. The new Memorial Gardens was unveiled in front of the North's Leagues and Services Club in 2005 by the former Minister for Veterans' Affairs De-Anne Kelly.
The Kallangur Bypass, also referred to as the Petrie to Mango Hill transport corridor, is a proposed infrastructure project to alleviate traffic congestion in this area. The preserved transport corridor lies adjacent to the western section of the preserved Kippa-Ring (Redcliffe) railway line. The infrastructure project is a road between Petrie and Mango Hill, and is pending Queensland Transport decisions and funding.
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Kallangur State School
Dakabin State School
Undurba State School