Eastern Heights is a suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Eastern Heights had a population of 3,709 people.[1]

Geography

Eastern Heights is bordered to the west by Queens Park and Limestone Park.

History

The origin of the suburb name is from a high ridge on the eastern side of the Ipswich CBD.[3]

To serve the growing settlement, the Newtown State School opened in 1882. In 1915 the old school buildings were put up for sale. One section found its way to Redbank Plains State School while the other became the property of W. Pysden a boot repairer in East Street, Ipswich. Many buildings in the Ipswich area have a similar history of migration.[4]

The Catholic Church of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal was opened in 1962 by Coadjutor Bishop Patrick O'Donnell in the presence of the ailing Archbishop James Duhig.[5]

St Peter's Anglican Church was dedicated on 25 September 1977 by Archbishop Felix Arnott. Its closure circa 2 May 2009 was approved by Archbishop Phillip Aspinall.[6] It was at 28 Lloyd George Street (27°37′43″S 152°46′26″E / 27.6286°S 152.7738°E / -27.6286; 152.7738 (St Peter's Anglican Church (former))).[7]

In the 2016 census, Eastern Heights had a population of 3,709 people.[1]

Heritage listings

Fairy Knoll residence, 2015

Eastern Heights has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Transport

Eastern Heights is serviced by a regular bus service.

Education

There are no schools in Eastern Heights. The nearest government primary schools are Ipswich Central State School in neighbouring Ipswich CBD to the north-west, Silkstone State School in neighbouring Silkstone to the north-east, and Raceview State School in neighbouring Raceview to the south. The nearest government secondary school is Bremer State High School in neighbouring Ipswich CBD to the south-west.[10]

Amenities

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church (OLMM) is at 33A Robertson Road (27°37′41″S 152°46′28″E / 27.6281°S 152.7744°E / -27.6281; 152.7744 (Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church)).[11]

  • Jim Donald Memorial Park (soccer)
  • Hancock Park
  • Scout Hall
    Garowie 20/04/2015

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Eastern Heights (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Eastern Heights – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 45043)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Eastern Heights – suburb (entry 45043)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. ^ Council, Ipswich City. "Suburb and Place Names". www.ipswich.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  5. ^ Blake, Thom. "The Church of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal". Queensland religious places database. Archived from the original on 13 December 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  6. ^ Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. "Closed Churches". Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  7. ^ Universal Business Directories (Aust.) Pty. Ltd (1990). "Churches and Other Places of Worship". UBD street directory. Brisbane. Universal Business Directories (Australia). pp. 15–19. Archived from the original on 24 August 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Fairy Knoll (entry 600600)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Garowie (entry 600599)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  11. ^ "The Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal". Churches Australia. Archived from the original on 27 February 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.

External links

  • "Eastern Heights". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.