Twin Waters is a coastal suburb of Maroochydore in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Twin Waters had a population of 2,687 people.[1]

Geography

Twin Waters is bounded by the Maroochy River to the south and the Coral Sea to the south-east.[3]

Much of the river frontage is preserved within the , which covers 174 hectares (430 acres) is managed primarily for nature conservation.[4]

Due to the L-shape of the suburb, there are three distinct areas: north-west, south-west, and south-east. The south-eastern part of the suburb is predominantly occupied by the conservation park and the Twin Waters Resort (with its own lagoon). The north-west is occupied by the Twin Waters Golf Course with some residential development. The south-west has its own lagoon connected to the Maroochy River and is a mixture of residential development and the conversation park along the river front.[3]

There is a sandy surf beach along the coast with a narrow coastal reserve immediately behind it with a public access road.[3]

History

The Maroochy River Conservation Park was established in 1992.[4]

Twin Waters was originally part of the suburb of Mudjimba and contains a significant canal estate. It was officially named and bounded as a separate suburb on 9 May 2003.[2]

At the 2011 census, the suburb recorded a population of 2,542.[5]

In the 2016 census, Twin Waters had a population of 2,687 people.[1]

Attractions

The Twin Waters Resort and Twin Waters Golf Club attract visitors to the locality.[6][7]

Education

There are no schools in the suburb. The nearest primary school is Pacific Paradise State School in neighbouring Pacific Paradise to the north-west. The nearest secondary school is Maroochydore State High School in Maroochydore to the south.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Twin Waters (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Twin Waters - suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48911)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Maroochy River Conservation Park Management Plan" (PDF). Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. November 1999. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 September 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Twin Waters (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 October 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Twin Waters Sunshine Coast". Novotel. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Home". www.twinwatersgolfclub.com.au. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.

External links

  • "Twin Waters". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.