Peregian Springs is a suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. The suburb is home to a large-scale housing estate of the same name which is being developed by FKP Property Group. At the 2016 census, Peregian Springs had a population of 7,065.
Peregian is an Aboriginal word for emu.
St Andrew's Anglican College was planned to commence construction in 2001 to open in 2002. However, the discovery of the endangered Wallum sedge frog (Litoria Olongburensis) on the site necessitated the revision of the school's master plan to protect the frog's natural habitat. Construction commenced in 2002 and the school was opened on 28 January 2003 by Archbishop of Brisbane, Phillip Aspinall. The school opened 161 students directed by principal Sue Hornum.
Peregian Springs State School commenced construction on April 2009. Gwen Sands was appointed principal to establish the school on 13 July 2009. Parents, friends and community members voted for the school’s name through a wide consultation process involving the whole community. Ministerial approval for the school's name was received on 29 September 2009. The school opened on 27 January 2010 with 265 students attending on the first day. The school was officially opened by the Minister for Education and Training, Geoff Wilson on 12 February 2010. The school doubled in size in the first two years with 500 students enrolled by the end of 2011. During 2011, Stage 2 of the building program was completed giving the school another 8 classrooms and a science and technology classroom. Peregian Springs State School was awarded Independent Public School status in 2012. By 2017 the school had an indoor sports centre, outdoor courts and additional classrooms, common areas and playgrounds to accommodate more than 1000 students.
- Average solar irradiation: 4.90 kWh/m²/day
- Average wind speed: 3.88 m/s
- Average air temperature: 19.38 °C
- Average earth temperature: 20.18 °C
- Average humidity: 66.63
- Average air pressure: 99.11 kPa
Wildlife Conservation Area
There are 50 hectares of conservation areas to ensure habitat and breeding grounds for native fauna. A recovery plan for the Emu Mountain Sheoak and a dedicated nature corridor form part of the conservation effort.
The Ridges Peregian Springs residential development utilises a stormwater management system that includes the building of swales which are designed to provide treatment of run-off, moving water away from residential areas and using vegetation as a filter to reduce pollutants and improve water quality.
Peregian Springs was known as Peregian before a major development started in 2008. Before the development begin Peregian consisted of a south-west settlement and a 3 street housing to the East-South region. The land was filled with various species of flora and fauna.
Peregian Springs Shopping Centre
The 5000 m² centre has rainwater tanks to collect rain run-off for irrigation and cleaning, and solar shading to reduce the need for air conditioning. It includes a Coles supermarket, 15 specialty stores and 300 parking spaces.
Peregian Springs Residential Estate
Peregian Springs State School is a government primary (P-6) school for boys and girls at 191 The Avenue. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1025 students with 73 teachers (62 full-time equivalent) and 41 non-teaching staff (24 full-time equivalent).
St Andrew's Anglican College is a church primary and secondary (P-12) school for boys and girls at 40 Peregian Springs Drive. At 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1260 students with approximately 100 teachers. The school has an associated Early Learning Centre and Day Care facility called Little Saints which accepts children from six weeks old.
Sports and recreation
Integrated cycling and walk paths connect slow-speed street paths, forming a large network throughout the suburb.
Peregian Springs Golf Club
The privately owned, 18-hole, 72-par Peregian Spring Golf Course is for members and guests only. The following charity events are housed annually:
- Advanced Sports Incorporated - Sports Star of the Year awards on the Sunshine Coast.
- Energex Rescue Helicopter Service - An annual golf day to raise money for the rescue service.
- St Andrew School Peregian Springs - Events to raise money for the local school.
- Coolum Surf Life Saving Club - Funds-raising event to support the SLSC and nippers club.
- Peregian Beach SLSC - Raises money to support the local Surf Life Saving Club.
- Variety Club - Raises money to fund local Sunshine Coast charities and providing need to special schools.
- Peregian Springs Pro-Am – "Metropolitan Tournament of the Year - 2007" - $50,000 prize money donated by FKP Limited.
- The FKP Peregian Springs Series - In its seventh year, the series is the richest golf pro-am series in Australia and is attended by golf professionals from all over Australia and New Zealand.
- Noosa Jazz Festival - Held late August til early September the event is spread across the Sunshine Coast region, with pivotal performances held in Peregian Springs.
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