- Mermaid Waters, Queensland
Gold Coast, Queensland
Population: 11,648 (2006) 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
The suburb derives it name from the Mermaid, a cutter ship that brought Australian surveyor John Oxley to the region in 1823. Oxley named the area where he landed "Mermaid Beach". The adjacent area to the west eventually became known as "Mermaid Waters".
Mermaid Waters is primarily a residential suburb, featuring many homes built along artificial canals and lakes.
- Transport - Mermaid Waters is serviced by three public transport routes: Surfside Buslines routes 4, 750 and 757. The nearest rail station is Robina railway station, linking the Gold Coast with Brisbane.
- 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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ "Gold Coast Heritage site". http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/heritage. Retrieved 2007-04-17.
- ^ Dunbar, Chantal (2004). Where to live in the Gold Coast. Surfers Paradise, Australia: Where to Live Guides. pp. 174–7.
Gold Coast, Queensland Suburbs:Arundel · Ashmore · Benowa · Biggera Waters · Bilinga · Broadbeach · Broadbeach Waters · Bundall · Burleigh Heads · Burleigh Waters · Carrara · Clear Island Waters · Coolangatta · Coombabah · Coomera · Currumbin · Currumbin Waters · Elanora · Gaven · Helensvale · Highland Park · Hollywell · Hope Island · Labrador · Main Beach · Mermaid Beach · Mermaid Waters · Merrimac · Miami · Molendinar · Nerang · Oxenford · Pacific Pines · Palm Beach · Paradise Point · Parkwood · Robina · Runaway Bay · Southport · Surfers Paradise · Tugun · Upper Coomera · Varsity Lakes Western localities: Northern localities:
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