Postcode: 4502 | Location: 24 km to brisbane cbd
Local Government Authority
24 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD
Ideal for buyers looking for a natural setting and outdoor lifestyle, Petrie is bordered by the North Pine Country Park, is close to Lake Kurwongbah and encompasses the Mungarra Reserve. Local parks also add to the number of recreational, picnic and barbecue spots.
The Petrie Markets held at the Pioneer Village on Dayboro Road on Sundays has become a defining feature of the area. Local residents and visitors are treated to a variety of crafts, entertainment and food stalls at the markets. Bordered by Lawnton, Kallangur and Kurwongbah, Petrie boasts a wide variety of homes from older style highset chamferboard houses to the newer lowest brick homes. New estates continue to grow as the relatively affordable housing attracts young couples and first homebuyers to the area. The make-up of residents also includes established families and older residents. Families are well catered for with Petrie State Primary School, Kurwongbah State Primary School, Our Lady of the Way Primary School and Kolbe Catholic College supplemented by numerous primary and secondary schools in surrounding suburbs. Public transport around Petrie is good with local bus routes running regularly and Petrie train station giving residents the option to commute by rail into the city.
Westfield Shopping Town Strathpine supplements Petrie's local stores, and hosts a cinema complex and games arcades as entertainment for residents from surrounding suburbs. Westfield also acts as a central point for local and city bus routes in the area. For residents looking to get away for the weekend, the Sunshine Coast is easily accessible via Anzac Avenue and the Bruce Highway. With excellent access to local amenities and recreational facilities and parklands, Petrie's popularity has remained steady and is reflected in good price growth over the last five years.
The origin of the suburb name is from an early inhabitant by the name of Tom Petrie. The township was named Petrie after his death. Prior to this, the area was known as North Pine. Tom Petrie was a highly regarded individual in the area through his community work and his cooperation with the local Aboriginal inhabitants. Petrie is a suburban village with new housing developments on land which was previously used for pine plantations and agriculture. Petrie railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast. The residential estates of Frenchs Forest and Petrie-on-Pine are located in this area.
Large industries in Petrie include Boral Quarries and Amcor Paper Mill. The Gympie Road, Dayboro Road and Anzac Avenue roundabout junction and surrounding area encompass the town centre which includes retail, commerce and mechanical industries.
Tourism in Petrie is mainly focused on recreation. The North Pine Country markets operate each Sunday from 8:00am – 2:00pm on Dayboro road. Recreational activities such as bushwalking, canoeing, fishing and horseriding take place. Signage at Wyllie Park on the Lawnton / Petrie border provides information relating to tourism in the area.
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Petrie State School
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Kurwongbah State School
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Our Lady of the Way Catholic School
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Mt Maria College