Victoria Point is a coastal locality in Redland City, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Victoria Point had a population of 15,020 people.[1]

Geography

Victoria Point is approximately 33 kilometres (21 mi) south-east of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland. It is primarily a residential area, but it also contains other public complexes and a ferry service to Coochiemudlo Island.

History

Redland Bay Provisional School opened on 13 November 1877 and in 1880 was renamed Victoria Point Provisional School. When a separate Redland Bay Provisional School opened on 14 December 1881, the two school operated on a half-time basis, sharing a teacher between them until Victoria Point Provisional School became a full time school again with its own teacher on 15 May 1882. In 1916 a new school building was built on a new site and it opened as Victoria Point State School.[3]

St Anne's Anglican Church was dedicated circa 1963. It closed circa 1988.[4]

Redlands Luthern Primary School (also known as Faith Primary School) opened on 24 January 1982[3] on land in Link Road, donated by Wally Hauser. It was established by three Lutheran congregations from Cleveland, Redland Bay and Mount Cotton. There were 64 students in Years 1 to 4 and 3 teachers in the school's first year, expanding to offering Years 1 to 7 by the school's third year of operation. The primary school had expected to become a feeder school to the Redeemer Lutheran College, but when that was not possible, it was decided to expand the school to also offer secondary education. Land on Beveridge Road in Thornlands was purchased and the secondary campus of the renamed Faith Lutheran College, Redlands opened on 28 January 2003.[3][5] The first group of Year 12s graduated in November 2007.[6]

In 1993 St Rita's Catholic Primary School opened in the tradition of the Augustinian Fathers offering preschool to Year 2 and attracted 92 students.[7]

Victoria Point State High School opened on 28 January 1997.[3]

The Victoria Point public library opened in 2006.[8]

Heritage listings

There is one heritage listing in Victoria Point, “Monkani” at 11 Point O’Halloran Road.[9]

Amenities

The area also hosts the Eprapah, the Charles S. Snow Scout Environment Training Centre, an area of bushland for the environmental education for members of the Scout and Guide movements. Eprapah Creek separates Victoria Point to the north from the next suburb of Thornlands.

The headland has two boat ramps for boat entry to Moreton Bay and a Volunteer Marine Rescue unit. Beach areas include Thompson's Beach, a small child safe beach which has a very shallow slope allowing a long tide. Shopping facilities have expanded rapidly in the last few years, with now four supermarkets, cinema complex and many specialty shops and lakeside restaurants. The Redland City Council operates a public library at Lakeside Shopping Centre, 7-15 Bunker Road.[10] It also operates a mobile library service which visits Boat Street.[11]

Demographics

In the 2016 census, Victoria Point recorded a population of 15,020 people, 52.9% female and 47.1% male.[12] The median age of the Victoria Point population was 45 years, 7 years above the national median of 38.[13] 74% of people living in Victoria Point were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.3%, New Zealand 5.1%, South Africa 1.3%, Scotland 0.8%, Netherlands 0.5%. 91% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.3% German, 0.3% Afrikaans, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Punjabi.

Education

Victoria Point is home to four schools, two state and two private.

Victoria Point State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at School Road (27°35′03″S 153°17′45″E / 27.5841°S 153.2957°E / -27.5841; 153.2957 (Victoria Point State School)).[14][15] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 520 students with 38 teachers (33 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).[16] It includes a special education program.[14][17]

St Rita's Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 39 Benfer Road (27°35′30″S 153°17′39″E / 27.5917°S 153.2943°E / -27.5917; 153.2943 (St Rita's Primary School)).[14][18] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 535 students with 38 teachers (32 full-time equivalent) and 23 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).[16] The school operates its own church.

Faith Lutheran College is a private primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 132 Link Road (27°35′05″S 153°17′36″E / 27.5848°S 153.2933°E / -27.5848; 153.2933 (Faith Lutheran College)).[14][19] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 840 students with 66 teachers (60 full-time equivalent) and 64 non-teaching staff (32 full-time equivalent).[16]

Victoria Point State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 93-131 Benfer Road (27°35′44″S 153°17′16″E / 27.5955°S 153.2878°E / -27.5955; 153.2878 (Victoria Point State High School)).[14][20] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1155 students with 95 teachers (89 full-time equivalent) and 41 non-teaching staff (32 full-time equivalent).[16] It includes a special education program.[14]

Retirement villages

In 2007, there is a growing elderly population with six retirement villages currently in the suburb.

Media

Victoria Point is serviced by community radio station BayFM.

Sporting clubs

The Redland Australian Football Club, often referred to as the Redlands Bombers, competes in the North East Australian Football League[21] and provides many sporting opportunities for the area.

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Victoria Point (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Victoria Point - locality (entry 43637)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ "Closed Anglican Churches". Anglican Church South Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Faith Lutheran College Redlands: 1982 ‐ 2007: 25 Years of Faith" (PDF). Faith Lutheran College Redlands. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 November 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Faith Lutheran College, Redlands, 1982 ‐ 2007: 25 Years of Faith" (PDF). Faith Lutheran College. 2007. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 October 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  7. ^ "History". St Rita's Catholic Primary School. Archived from the original on 28 October 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 15. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Schedule 4 - Heritage Places Register" (PDF). Redland City Council. March 2006. p. 2. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Victoria Point Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 24 April 2014. Archived from the original on 17 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Mobile Library". Redland City Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  12. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats - Victoria Point" Archived 5 September 2020 at the Wayback Machine, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 23 October 2017. Retrieved on 10 April 2020.
  13. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats - Australia" Archived 12 November 2019 at the Wayback Machine, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 23 October 2017. Retrieved on 10 April 2020.
  14. ^ a b c d e f "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Victoria Point State School". Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Victoria Point SS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "St Rita's Primary School". Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Faith Lutheran College". Archived from the original on 15 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Victoria Point State High School". Archived from the original on 11 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  21. ^ North East Australian Football League

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