Mermaid Waters, Queensland


Mermaid Waters, Queensland
Mermaid Waters
Gold CoastQueensland
Population: 11,648 (2006)[1]
Postcode: 4218
LGA: Gold Coast City
State District: Mermaid Beach
Federal Division: Moncrieff
Suburbs around Mermaid Waters:
Broadbeach Waters Broadbeach Waters Broadbeach
Clear Island Waters Mermaid Waters Mermaid Beach
Robina Burleigh Waters Miami

Mermaid Waters is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 Census, Mermaid Waters had a population of 11,648.

The suburb derives it name from the Mermaid, a cutter ship that brought Australian surveyor John Oxley to the region in 1823.[2] Oxley named the area where he landed "Mermaid Beach". The adjacent area to the west eventually became known as "Mermaid Waters".

Facilities

Mermaid Waters is primarily a residential suburb, featuring many homes built along artificial canals and lakes.[3]

  • Shopping - Q Super Centre is a medium-sized shopping centre in the western parts of the suburb, with new retail and commercial developments being established in the adjacent area. Nearby Pacific Fair Shopping Centre in Broadbeach is the largest shopping centre in the Gold Coast.
  • Community centres - Albert Waterways Community Hall is at the northern end of the suburb, adjacent to Mermaid Waters Library. The Gold Coast City has a branch in Mermaid Waters at this complex. The Miami State School Community Hall is located on the grounds of Miami State Primary School.
  • Schools - Two schools are located in Mermaid Waters: Miami State Primary School and Merrimac State High School.
  • Libraries - Mermaid Waters Library located next to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Albert Waterways Community Hall.
  • Sports - Pizzey Park Sports Complex hosts a variety of sports and clubs in the southern Gold Coast. Adjacent to the complex is the Miami Olympic Swimming Pool.

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mermaid Waters (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=SSC32136&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Gold Coast Heritage site". http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/heritage. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  3. ^ Dunbar, Chantal (2004). Where to live in the Gold Coast. Surfers Paradise, Australia: Where to Live Guides. pp. 174–7. 

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