North Lakes & Surrounds


 

Suburbs

  • North Lakes (4509) 28km to CBD
  • Mango Hill (4509) 25km to CBD
  • Griffin (4503) 22km to CBD
  • Murrumba Downs (4503) 22km to CBD

 

History

Mango Hill, a residential suburb in the Pine Rivers district, originally began at the junction of the Bruce Highway and Anzac Avenue, the road to Redcliffe. Its southern boundary was Fresh Water Creek and most of its northern boundary was Saltwater Creek. Mango Hill is one of the suburbs running in a north-westerly arc from the Petrie rail corridor across to the Redcliffe district. Not only was the landscape of Mango Hill devoid of a public-transport service, it was criss-crossed with waterways. Modern earth-moving turned the watery landscape into a subdivider's opportunity.

Mango Hill had been known locally by that name since the 1950s, and it was defined as a suburb in 1980. It included North Lakes, which was formally named and detached in 2006, reducing Mango Hill's area by about two-thirds.

In the mid-1990s design and subdivision began at the north end of Kinsellas Road, and the project was named Mango Hill Estate after part of Anzac Avenue which was planted with Mango trees. A water course west of Anzac Avenue was made into a lake, and another was made the central axis of the North Lakes Golf Club. Henceforth, North Lakes became an accepted name, and the State secondary school is North Lakes College (2002). Westfield North Lakes (2003) has a supermarket, a discount department store and over 70 other shops.

During 2001-03 Mango Hill's population grew by 20%, and Lend Lease (the developer) predicted a final population of about 25,000 people. Sometime before the population reached this figure a railway was expected. Meanwhile North Lakes, 'only 30 minutes north of Brisbane CBD', involved a journey time of 1 hour 15 minutes by bus and train.

North Lakes has been more intensively developed than Mango Hill, and has the State secondary college, the Anglican Lakes College (2005), the drive-in shopping centre and the golf course. Mango Hill has seen the opening of a State primary school in 2012 and St Benedict's Catholic primary and secondary schools in 2008 and 2013 respectively. A proposed railway station is due to open at Mango Hill in 2016, while the area has a discarded golf course, considerable undeveloped land, and wetlands on its eastern fringes.

Suburb Profile

North Lakes (4509)

  • Population: 15k
  • 9% 5 year population increase
  • 6 years average length of ownership
  • 36% renters
  • 64% owner occupiers

The size of North Lakes is approximately 12 square kilometres. It has 74 parks covering nearly 12% of total area. The population of North Lakes in 2006 was 6,505 people. By 2011 the population was 15,017 showing a population growth of 130.9% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in North Lakes is 0-14 years. Households in North Lakes are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in North Lakes work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 70.4% of the homes in North Lakes were owner-occupied compared with 61.9% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $485,000.

 

Mango Hill (4509)

  • Population: 4.3k
  • 6% 5 year population increase
  • 7 years average length of ownership
  • 28% renters
  • 72% owner occupiers

The size of Mango Hill is approximately 27 square kilometres. The population of Mango Hill in 2006 was 2,556 people. By 2011 the population was 4,334 showing a population growth of 69.6% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Mango Hill is 0-14 years. Households in Mango Hill are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Mango Hill work in a other occupation. In 2006, 80.9% of the homes in Mango Hill were owner-occupied compared with 69.4% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $516,442. 

Griffin (4503)

  • Population: 2.4k
  • 1% 5 year population increase
  • 6 years average length of ownership
  • 37% renters
  • 63% owner occupiers

The size of Griffin is approximately 16 square kilometres. It has 2 parks. The population of Griffin in 2006 was 1,188 people. By 2011 the population was 2,354 showing a population growth of 98.1% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Griffin is 0-14 years. Households in Griffin are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Griffin work in a other occupation. In 2006, 73.8% of the homes in Griffin were owner-occupied compared with 62.5% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $457,000.

 

Murrumba Downs (4503)

  • Population: 9.4k
  • 3% 5 year population increase
  • 7 years average length of ownership
  • 27% renters
  • 73% owner occupiers

The size of Murrumba Downs is approximately 6 square kilometres. The population of Murrumba Downs in 2006 was 7,102 people. By 2011 the population was 9,397 showing a population growth of 32.3% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Murrumba Downs is 0-14 years. Households in Murrumba Downs are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1800 - $2400 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Murrumba Downs work in a professional occupation. In 2006, 77.3% of the homes in Murrumba Downs were owner-occupied compared with 69.3% in 2011. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $492,500.