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Strathpine

 

Postcode: 4500   |    Location: 22 km to brisbane cbd

 

 

Strathpine is a suburb north of Brisbane. It is home to the Pine Rivers District Moreton Bay Regional Council offices and many local businesses. The area contains a medium-sized Westfield shopping centre. Strathpine is a Scottish place name, it means a large valley with a river and pine trees.

History
The area now known as Strathpine was originally developed in the 1860s as an addition to the North Pine settlement during the Gympie gold rush. In the late 19th century, the area was known for sugar and rum production, with several sugar mills and distilleries in the area. The area was first named Strathpine by the Queensland Government Railways in the 1880s. The first school opened in Strathpine in the 1910s. The population of the area boomed in the 1940s after the opening of a large army camp and airfield which helped both Australian and American forces during World War II. Development slowly increased until the 1960s when Brisbane’s rapidly growing population expanded into the area. Most of the farms where sold off and the area quickly grew into a residential and commercial hub.  Growth continued into the 1980s and Westfield Strathpine opened on 22 August 1983. In recent years, the main road which passes through Strathpine (Gympie Road) has undergone gentrification or urban renewal. Gympie Road is tree-lined with trees of Pine species.

Education
The Strathpine area is home to several schools including:

 

Strathpine State School

Strathpine West State School

Pine Rivers State High School


Public transport
Strathpine railway station on QR Citytrain's Caboolture railway line has frequent services to Brisbane and Caboolture. Strathpine Bus Station at Westfield Strathpine has many services frequently departing to other areas of the Pine Rivers Shire, Redcliffe, Chermside and Toombul. Buses to Brisbane only operate at peak times.

Road transport
Strathpine CBD is centered around Gympie Road, which is a major road towards Brisbane. Other major roads include:

Samsonvale Road – to Warner

South Pine Road – to Brendale, Albany Creek

Strathpine Road – a replacement to Gympie Road between Bald Hills and Hoyland Street to Bracken Ridge.


There is also an extensive footpath network, provided by Pine Rivers Shire Council (now Moreton Bay Regional Council), around Strathpine.

Features
Long-established suburb popular with families

Comments
Located about 40-minutes drive north of Brisbane, Strathpine is a well-established suburb, with a history that dates back to the the Gympie gold rush during the 1860s. An army camp and airfield were established in the area during the Second World War with the population growing consistently ever since, as Brisbane expanded.  Strathpine's name is derived from the Scottish word "strath", which means valley. Hence, the suburb's name literally means "the valley of the pine", which is appropriate considering it used to be located in Pine Rivers Shire, before it was amalgamated into the larger Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The area is mainly comprised of single-detached dwellings, with brick-and-tile homes the most popular. There is a selection of post-war and chamferboard houses available and most homes are situated on generously sized blocks. Today, Strathpine is popular with families and is home to two primary and one secondary school. Strathpine is home to a Westfield shopping centre and also has a stop on the Caboolture railway line.


Source: REIQ

 

 

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