Kallangur & Surrounds


 

Suburbs

  • Petrie (4502) 24km from CBD
  • Kallangur (4503) 25km from CBD
  • Narangba (4504) 32km from CBD
  • Dakabin (4503) 27km from CBD
  • Burpengary (4505)  35km from CBD
  • Burpengary East (4505)  30km form CBD

 

History

The first change of horses for Cobb and Co. coaches after leaving Brisbane took place at Tom Petrie's Murrumba homestead but, by 1870, increasing demand led to the establishment of a separate hostelry, known as Petrie's accommodation house, which offered a range of services to travellers. 

By the early 1890s, the North Pine district had a population of 500 and the Post Office Directories for the period list the presence of a visiting police magistrate, six justices of the peace, a clerk of petty sessions, two police officers, a postmistress and savings bank officer, a stationmaster and telegraph operator, two teachers, five clergymen, two bakers, one blacksmith, one butcher, two carpenters, one hotelkeeper, several insurance agents, one painter and two storekeepers. 

In 1911, the Department of Railways changed the name of the North Pine Station to Petrie as a tribute to Tom Petrie who had died the year before. As postal operations were being conducted from the Station at this time, it also became necessary to change postal addresses. Many local residents opposed the name change and the issue generated a great deal of controversy for several years.

Kallangur was initially part of the Whiteside Run taken up by the Captain Frank (Francis Henry) Griffin in 1843.  During the 1870s, it became part of extensive grazing properties owned by Tom Petrie and the Rev. Charles Ogg. The name Kallangur was recommended by Constance Campbell Petrie from her father’s reminiscences. Tom Petrie recorded the word from an Aboriginal dialect in the Maroochy area, translated as ‘good’ or a ‘good place’.

Kallangur was a small rural farming community with fruit growing, small crops, poultry farms and timber-getting, the area was viewed as just a northern rural extension of North Pine. Kallangur yielded a wonderful variety of timber: box, ironbark, bloodwood, yellow stringy-bark, oak, wattle and plenty of white gum.  For many farmers, the timber provided posts and rails for fencing and stockyards. Timber not used was sold to sawmills and timber-getters.

Originally part of the Redcliffe Agricultural Reserve that was broken up for pastoral and agricultural purposes after separation from New South Wales in 1859, it was part of the Caboolture Divisional Board until 1888 when then it moved to Redcliffe Divisional Board. In 1921 it was transferred to Pine Shire Council.

During the 1960s, the rural nature of the district began to change rapidly as sustained residential development commenced.

The population reached 140,000 during late 2004 and a total approaching 200,000 is expected by 2021. This relentless pace of expansion is bringing particular challenges and costs, but it is also leading to an influx of energetic people determined to see the growing Shire retain its unique characteristics as a place where people can live and prosper in a pleasant, family oriented community and retain contact with the natural environment.

The redevelopment of the old Petrie paper mill into a university precinct will be fast-tracked after the state government declared it a priority development area.

The declaration paved the way for The Mill at Moreton Bay, with the University of the Sunshine Coast at its core, to be up and running by 2020.

It will initially be home to some 10,000 students and by 2030 that number will balloon to 20,000 plus lecturers and administration.

The 460ha precinct, which stretches out to Kallangur and Lawnton railway stations, will not only contain a campus but short and long-term accommodation, retail outlets, restaurants and business.

Suburb Profile

 

Petrie (4502)

 

  • Population: 8.5k
  • 0% 5yr population decrease
  • 9 Years average length of ownership
  • 22% renters
  • 78% owner occupiers

The size of Petrie is approximately 7 square kilometres. It has 8 parks covering nearly 5% of total area. The population of Petrie in 2006 was 8,578 people. By 2011 the population was 8,496 showing a population decline of 1.0% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Petrie is 0-14 years.

Households in Petrie are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Petrie work in a other occupation. In 2006, 77.5% of the homes in Petrie were owner-occupied compared with 76.1% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $418,500.

  

 

Kallangur (4503)

 

  • Population: 19.0k
  • 2% 5yr population decrease
  • 9 Years average length of ownership
  • 35% renters
  • 65% owner occupiers

The size of Kallangur is approximately 11 square kilometres. It has 8 parks covering nearly 1% of total area. The population of Kallangur in 2006 was 15,659 people. By 2011 the population was 18,980 showing a population growth of 21.2% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Kallangur is 0-14 years.

Households in Kallangur are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Kallangur work in a other occupation. In 2006, 69.2% of the homes in Kallangur were owner-occupied compared with 62.7% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $379,288.

  

 

Dakabin (4503)

 

  • Population: 1.4k
  • 6% 5yr population increase
  • Unknown average length of ownership
  • 24% renters
  • 76% owner occupiers

The size of Dakabin is approximately 6 square kilometres. It has 3 parks covering nearly 7% of total area. The population of Dakabin in 2006 was 1,275 people. By 2011 the population was 1,448 showing a population growth of 13.6% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Dakabin is 0-14 years.

Households in Dakabin are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Dakabin work in a other occupation. In 2006, 83.6% of the homes in Dakabin were owner-occupied compared with 74.2% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $455,000.

  

Narangba (4504)

 

  • Population: 16.2k
  • 6% 5yr population increase
  • 7 Years average length of ownership
  • 22% renters
  • 78% owner occupiers

The size of Narangba is approximately 42 square kilometres. It has 9 parks covering nearly 1% of total area.The population of Narangba in 2006 was 13,805 people. By 2011 the population was 16,231 showing a population growth of 17.6% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Narangba is 0-14 years.

 Households in Narangba are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Narangba work in a other occupation. In 2006, 77.9% of the homes in Narangba were owner-occupied compared with 76.8% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $460,000.

  

 

 

Burpengary (4505)

 

  • Population: 13.0k
  • 1% 5yr population decrease
  • 10 Years average length of ownership
  • 24% renters
  • 76% owner occupiers

The size of Burpengary is approximately 46 square kilometres. It has 21 parks covering nearly 4% of total area.  The population of Burpengary in 2006 was 17,530 people. By 2011 the population was 12,953 showing a population decline of 26.1% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Burpengary is 0-14 years.

Households in Burpengary are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 -$2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Burpengary work in a other occupation. In 2006, 82.5% of the homes in Burpengary were owner-occupied compared with 74.1% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $412,500.

 

Burpengary East (4505) 

 

  • Population: 5.8k
  • Unknown length of ownership- very low turn over
  • 6% renters
  • 94% owner occupiers

The predominant age group in Burpengary East is 0-14 years. Households in Burpengary East are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Burpengary East work in a other occupation. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $543,000.