Baringa is a suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

History

The name Baringa comes from the Gubbi-Gubbi language and means summit. It is also a word in the Kabi Kabi language meaning little mountain.[1]

The locality of Baringa was excised from Bells Creek on 18 August 2017. It was created to accommodate residential population growth in the Caloundra South Priority Development Area.[1][2] The first residential land sales commenced in August 2016 with the expectation of homes being occupied from 2017. Baringa is part of a $5 billion master-planned community being developed by Stockland and is expected to accommodate 50,000 people in 30 years time.[3]

Education

A new primary (P-6) school, Baringa State School, opened in 2018 on Baringa Drive, the highest point in the residential area. The school will have an initial capacity of 470 students with a plan to accommodate 1100 students in approximately 5-8 years. The principal is Noel Baggs. The school will have an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Baringa - suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 50277)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Recent place name decisions". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  3. ^ "UNVEILED: Your first look inside the Coast's newest city". Sunshine Coast Daily. 11 August 2016. Archived from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  4. ^ Jones, Kate (22 September 2017). "New state-of-the-art primary school in Caloundra named". The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.