Lawnton, Queensland


Lawnton, Queensland

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Lawnton
city = Moreton Bay Regional Council
state = qld


caption = Newer shops in Lawnton
lga = Moreton Bay Regional Council
postcode = 4501
pop = 5,644 (2006)
area = 9.30
dist1 = 23
location1= Brisbane GPO
fedgov = Dickson
stategov = Kurwongbah
Aspley
near-nw = Petrie
near-n = Petrie
near-ne = Murrumba Downs
near-w = Joyner
near-e = Strathpine
near-sw = Warner
near-s = Bray Park
near-se = Strathpine

Lawnton is a suburb north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Moreton Bay Regional Council. The origin of the suburb name is from an early property owner by the name of Stephen Lawn. The property was acquired by Queensland Rail and was named Lawnton. [ [http://www.dovenetq.net.au/~piula/Placenames/page9.html Page Title ] ]

The Lawnton industrial estate as well as retail and commerce establishments along Gympie Road provide local services and employment. Alluvial gravel and sand mining also occur in Lawnton. There have been recent industrial and retail developments in Lawnton.

Leis Park has electric barbecues and a boat ramp into the North Pine River. Wyllie Park on the Lawnton / Petrie border also has electric barbecues.

Transport

Lawnton railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.

Education

*Lawnton State School
*Pine Rivers Special School

References


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