Urraween is a suburb of Hervey Bay in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Urraween had a population of 6,969 people.[1]

Geography

Urraween is a residential area. The Maryborough - Hervey Bay Road passes through the suburb from the south-west to the north-west. Urraween is a popular residential area due to its proximity to the public and private hospital. Yarrillee State School is in the north-west of the suburb and the Stocklands Hervey Bay shopping centre is in the north-east of the suburb.[3]

History

The name Urraween is derived from Kabi words ngur/uin meaning place of emus.[2]

Prior to the development of Urraween the lands were used for agriculture which included a pineapple farm.

Hervey Bay Christian Academy opened in 1993.[4]

Yarrilee State School opened in January 2000.[4]

St James Lutheran College opened on 27 January 2003.[4]

In the 2016 census, Urraween had a population of 6,969 people.[1]

Education

Yarrilee State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 15 Scrub Hill Road (25°17′21″S 152°48′17″E / 25.2892°S 152.8046°E / -25.2892; 152.8046 (Yarrilee State School)).[5][6] In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 769 students with 54 teachers (50 equivalent full-time) and 33 non-teaching staff (21 equivalent full-time).[7] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 791 students with 55 teachers (51 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent).[8] It includes a special education program.[5][9]

St James Lutheran College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 138-172 Pantlins Lane (25°17′53″S 152°48′49″E / 25.2980°S 152.8137°E / -25.2980; 152.8137 (St James Lutheran College)).[5][10] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 609 students with 43 teachers (41 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (26 full-time equivalent).[8]

Bayside Christian College Hervey Bay is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school at 171 Pantlins Lane (25°17′55″S 152°48′55″E / 25.2986°S 152.8153°E / -25.2986; 152.8153 (Bayside Christian College Hervey Bay)).[5][11]

Amenities

St James Lutheran Church is at 138-172 Pantlins Lane (25°17′55″S 152°48′53″E / 25.2987°S 152.8148°E / -25.2987; 152.8148 (St James Lutheran Church)).[12][13]

New Life Christian Church is at 225 Main Street (25°18′04″S 152°50′08″E / 25.3011°S 152.8356°E / -25.3011; 152.8356 (New Life Christian Church)).[14][15]

Fraser Coast Baptist Church is at 175 Urraween Road (accessed via Pantlins Lane, 25°17′57″S 152°48′57″E / 25.2991°S 152.8158°E / -25.2991; 152.8158 (Fraser Coast Baptist Church)).[16][17]

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Urraween (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Urraween – suburb in Fraser Coast Region (entry 46687)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ a b c d "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Yarrilee State School". Archived from the original on 22 March 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Yarrilee State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 September 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  8. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Yarrilee SS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 22 March 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "St James Lutheran College". Archived from the original on 22 March 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Bayside Christian College Hervey Bay". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "St James Lutheran Church, Hervey Bay". St James Lutheran Church, Hervey Bay. Archived from the original on 22 March 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  13. ^ Google (22 March 2021). "St James Lutheran Church" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  14. ^ Google (22 March 2021). "New Life Christian Church" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  15. ^ "Home". New Life Christian Church. Archived from the original on 22 March 2021. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Home". Fraser Coast Baptist Church. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  17. ^ Google (22 March 2021). "Fraser Coast Baptist Church" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 22 March 2021.

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