Lake Manchester, Queensland

Lake Manchester is both a lake in the City of Brisbane and the surrounding locality which is split between the City of Brisbane and Somerset Region in Queensland, Australia.[3][4][5] It is 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of the CBD. At the 2016 Australian Census, the locality had a population of 23.[1]

Geography

The locality is mostly undeveloped mountainous terrain of the south west D'Aguilar Range. The north of the suburb is part of the D'Aguilar National Park and most of the southern parts belong to the Brisbane State Forest.

History

The locality is named after the lake which was created by the Lake Manchester Dam constructed between 1912 and 1916. It is named after civil engineer, Ernest James Theodore Manchester, who was the President of the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board from 1909 to 1928.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lake Manchester (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Pullenvale Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Lake Manchester (entry 20760)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Lake Manchester (entry 41384)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Lake Manchester (entry 48320)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 July 2015.

Coordinates: 27°29′1″S 152°45′47″E / 27.48361°S 152.76306°E / -27.48361; 152.76306