Postcode: 4021 | Location: 36 km to brisbane cbd
Local Government Authority
Redcliffe Shire; 36km to Brisbane
Canal-front living as well as older homes.
Located on the gorgeous Redcliffe peninsula, Kippa-Ring has recorded strong price growth in recent years. There is a mix of new developments and well-established older homes in Kippa-Ring. The older section is home to low-set houses on generous blocks, while one of the new development's boasts canal-front living. Large, striking, homes with private jetties are the norm in the Newport Canals development. The City of Redcliffe was Queensland's first settlement set amid Moreton, Bramble and Deception Bays and is now home to more than 50,000 residents. North of Brisbane's CBD, Redcliffe is accessible via the Bruce Highway and the Gateway Arterial Road to the Port of Brisbane and the Brisbane domestic and international airports (only 20 minutes away).
A lingering concern among locals working in the Brisbane CBD is the lack of a rail link through to Redcliffe. Currently the line terminates at Brighton with no plans to extend across the Hornibrook Bridge into Redcliffe. The suburb has a diverse range of both public and private business activities including tourism, manufacturing and light industry, retail and the fishing and seafood industry.The Redcliffe City Council has made a strong commitment to economic growth with recent initiatives including the construction of a new library and art gallery and the redevelopment of the Redcliffe hospital. The main commercial element is retail trade with most local residents commuting to Brisbane for work. Families are well catered for with several primary, high and special schools in Redcliffe and surrounding suburbs. Those undertaking tertiary education have access to a TAFE campus on Klinger Road.
The suburb's curious name is a combination of the Kabi indigenous word "kippa", meaning young uninitiated man, and ring, a reference to a bora ring.
Attractions and features
Kippa-Ring is home to the Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre, as well as Kippa-Ring Village shopping centre, both of which are side by side. Peninsula Fair houses one of the first Kmart stores in Queensland and the only multiplex cinemas on the Redcliffe peninsula, the Australian Multiplex Cinemas with eight screens. One infamous feature of Kippa-Ring is its location as the terminus of the much-promised QR Citytrain train line to Redcliffe. Instead, the cheaper alternative of improving existing bus services, and the addition of a T2 lane on most of busy Anzac Avenue from Kippa-Ring to Rothwell, had been chosen.
Kippa-Ring is home to Talobilla Park which hosts baseball club, Redcliffe Padres, rugby league club the Redcliffe Dolphins, Redcliffe PCYC softball and soccer club as well as a canoe, dragon boat and rowing club.
Educational institutions within Kippa-Ring are Hercules Road State School with just over 820 enrollments, Kippa-Ring State School with more than 500 enrollments, and Southern Cross Catholic College's Holy Cross primary campus.