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Albany Creek
Moreton Bay, Queensland
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Albany Creek Road, Queensland
Albany Creek is located in Queensland
Albany Creek
Albany Creek
Location in Queensland
Population 15,769 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,626/km2 (4,210/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4035
Area 9.7 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)
  • Everton
  • Aspley
Federal Division(s) Dickson
Suburbs around Albany Creek:
Eatons Hill Brendale Bridgeman Downs
Eatons Hill Albany Creek Bridgeman Downs
Bunya Bunya McDowall

Albany Creek is a southern suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Albany Creek had a population of 15,769 people.

Geography

Albany Creek is located approximately 18.8 kilometres north-west of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, about a half-hour drive to the Brisbane central business district.

It is positioned on a small hill which runs down to the South Pine River. Albany Creek is west of Bridgeman Downs and east of Eatons Hill.

Cashs Crossing is a historic crossing point of the South Pine River (27°20′30″S 152°57′40″E / 27.3418°S 152.9611°E / -27.3418; 152.9611 (Cashs Crossing)). It takes its name from early settlers James and Mary Cash, who settled near the crossing point. South Pine Road now crosses the river at that point via a bridge.

History

Albany Creek is situated in the Yugarabul traditional Aboriginal country.

The suburb of Albany Creek was originally established on the intersection of two Aboriginal tracks. The main track formed the primary route north of Brisbane and is still known as "Old Northern Road". The second track formed a route from Old Northern Road to Little Cabbage Tree Creek in Aspley and onto Downfall Creek in Chermside. Albany Creek Road and Gympie Road now follow this second route.

Albany Creek was originally known as Chinaman's Creek before its name was changed in 1885 to honour the Duke of Albany.

A United Methodist Free Church opened in Chinaman's Creek on Sunday 30 December 1866.

Chinaman's Creek State School opened on 25 January 1875, but was downgraded to Chinamans Creek Provisional School in 1883. In 1887 it became Albany Creek State School.

Cashs Crossing at the South Pine River was on the main route from Brisbane to Gympie. In 1891 it was proposed to build a bridge over it. Construction of the bridge had commenced by August 1892. South Pine Bridge was completed in November 1892. It survived the disastrous floods in February 1893 despite three days of great concern.

Initially a rural area, Albany Creek began to develop as a suburban area in the 1960s as the Brisbane metropolitan area expanded. This led to the opening of more schools to cater for the growing population with Albany Hills State School opening on 30 January 1979, Albany Creek State High School opening on 25 January 1982, Good Shepherd Christian (Baptist) School opening in 1983, and All Saints (Catholic) Primary School opening on 24 January 1989.

Albany Creek public library opened in 2000.

In the 2016 census Albany Creek had a population of 15,769 people.

Education

Albany Creek State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 696 Albany Creek Road (27°20′45″S 152°58′14″E / 27.3458°S 152.9706°E / -27.3458; 152.9706 (Albany Creek State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 847 students with 59 teachers (51 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 844 students with 60 teachers (51 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Albany Hills State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Keong Road (27°21′37″S 152°58′22″E / 27.3603°S 152.9727°E / -27.3603; 152.9727 (Albany Hills State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 812 students with 58 teachers (51 full-time equivalent) and 33 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 827 students with 64 teachers (56 full-time equivalent) and 38 non-teaching staff (23 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

All Saints Primary School is a private Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 4 Faheys Road East (27°21′00″S 152°58′14″E / 27.3500°S 152.9706°E / -27.3500; 152.9706 (All Saints Primary School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 656 students with 42 teachers (36 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 645 students with 44 teachers (37 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).

Good Shepherd Christian School is a private Baptist primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 185 Old Northern Road (27°20′38″S 152°57′56″E / 27.3439°S 152.9655°E / -27.3439; 152.9655 (Good Shepherd Christian School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 109 students with 14 teachers (11 full-time equivalent) and 10 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 108 students with 13 teachers (11 full-time equivalent) and 8 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).

Albany Creek State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Albany Forest Drive (27°21′27″S 152°58′07″E / 27.3576°S 152.9686°E / -27.3576; 152.9686 (Albany Creek State High School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1261 students with 104 teachers (97 full-time equivalent) and 45 non-teaching staff (31 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program. In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1305 students with 102 teachers (97 full-time equivalent) and 52 non-teaching staff (34 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Albany Creek recorded a population of 15,860 people, 50.6% female and 49.4% male.

The median age of the Albany Creek population was 38, 1 year above the national median of 37.

79% of people living in Albany Creek were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.9%, New Zealand 3.4%, South Africa 2%, Scotland 0.8%, and Italy 0.4%.

92.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.7% Italian, 0.4% Afrikaans, 0.4% German, 0.3% Hindi, and 0.3% Cantonese.

Amenities

Albany Creek is a major suburban service centre within the Moreton Bay Regional Council, featuring fast food restaurants, a municipal pool, and a bus interchange.

Albany Creek has three main shopping centres, including Woolworths, Aldi and a Centro Albany Creek, which hosts a Coles supermarket. Several smaller shopping facilities are also located along Albany Creek Road.

The Albany Creek Library is located at 16 Ferguson Street.

Albany Creek has the following churches:

  • Good Shepherd Baptist Church
  • All Saints Parish
  • Albany Creek Uniting Church, 652 Albany Creek Road (27°20′46″S 152°58′31″E / 27.3462°S 152.9754°E / -27.3462; 152.9754 (Albany Creek Uniting Church))
  • Southpine Seventh-day Adventist Church

There are a number of parks in the area:

  • Bill Patterson Way (27°21′42″S 152°58′16″E / 27.3617°S 152.9710°E / -27.3617; 152.9710 (Bill Patterson Way))
  • Bunya Crossing (27°21′22″S 152°56′58″E / 27.3561°S 152.9494°E / -27.3561; 152.9494 (Bunya Crossing))
  • Clarrie Beckingham Reserve (27°21′49″S 152°59′03″E / 27.3636°S 152.9843°E / -27.3636; 152.9843 (Clarrie Beckingham Reserve))
  • Daniel Reserve (27°21′48″S 152°57′41″E / 27.3634°S 152.9613°E / -27.3634; 152.9613 (Daniel Reserve))
  • Jacaranda Park (27°20′49″S 152°57′57″E / 27.3470°S 152.9658°E / -27.3470; 152.9658 (Jacaranda Park))
  • Kim Grayson Park (27°21′57″S 152°58′42″E / 27.3658°S 152.9784°E / -27.3658; 152.9784 (Kim Grayson Park))
  • Leotine Cooper Park (27°20′52″S 152°58′13″E / 27.3479°S 152.9703°E / -27.3479; 152.9703 (Leotine Cooper Park))
  • Mahaca Park (27°21′07″S 152°58′50″E / 27.3519°S 152.9806°E / -27.3519; 152.9806 (Mahaca Park))
  • Mountford Park (27°20′26″S 152°57′57″E / 27.3406°S 152.9659°E / -27.3406; 152.9659 (Mountford Park))
  • Parkview Place Park (27°21′36″S 152°59′12″E / 27.3599°S 152.9866°E / -27.3599; 152.9866 (Parkview Place Park))
  • Richard Lee Reserve (27°21′15″S 152°57′36″E / 27.3541°S 152.9599°E / -27.3541; 152.9599 (Richard Lee Reserve))
  • Stanton Reserve (27°20′41″S 152°57′31″E / 27.3446°S 152.9586°E / -27.3446; 152.9586 (Stanton Reserve))
  • Wolter Park (27°20′33″S 152°58′49″E / 27.3426°S 152.9804°E / -27.3426; 152.9804 (Wolter Park))

Sport

The local soccer or football club is ACE FC. With over 1000 registered players and more than 2,500 members, it is the largest soccer club in Brisbane. It provides for junior and senior players. Its other activities include the clubs Kindy Program for players aged 3 to 5, and the club's Football School which provides players a soccer development program for 12 months of the year and is modelled on European academies. In the off-season, ACE FC provides a Five A Side Competition which incorporates over 35 men and women. The Five A Side competition has grown to be one of the largest off-season social comps in Brisbane. ACE FC coaching staff include ex-European players Salvo Sottile as Technical Director, Josh McCloughan, retired Brisbane Roar defender and Roberto Lettieri who played National League at the end of his career after a successful season in Brazil.

Albany Creek's local rugby league club team is the Albany Creek Crushers.

The suburb also has a cricket team that goes by the name of Albany Creek Hawks or just Albany Creek Cricket Club.

Transport

Albany Creek is located in Zones 4 and 5 of the TransLink public transport fare system and is serviced by several Brisbane Transport bus routes. The nearest railway station is Strathpine.

Notable residents

  • Bronte Barrett, Olympic gold medalist, swam for Albany Creek and trained at the Albany Creek Leisure Centre
  • Leith Brodie, Olympic bronze medalist, swam for Albany Creek and trained at the Albany Creek Leisure Centre
  • Scott Daruda, Super Rugby rugby union player, grew up and played football in Albany Creek
  • Robbie Kruse, Queensland Roar Striker, played for Albany Creek Excelsior Soccer Club in his youth
  • Nelle Lee, actress grew up in and attended school in Albany Creek
  • Anthony Morris, screenwriter, lives in Albany Creek
  • Jessica and Lisa Origliasso, the female pop duo The Veronicas, twin sisters, grew up in Albany Creek
  • Kylie Palmer, Olympic gold medalist, swam for Albany Creek and trained at the Albany Creek Leisure Centre
  • Patrick Rafter, two time U.S. Open winning tennis player, attended Albany Creek State High School
  • Matt Renshaw, Australian and Queensland representative cricket player attended Albany Hills State School
  • Lisa Skinner, gymnast, represented Australia at 3 Olympics attended Albany Creek Primary School
  • Geoff Trappett, Paralympic athlete, won gold and silver medals, grew up in Albany Creek.
  • Ben Tune, former Wallaby and Queensland Reds great, grew up in Albany Creek
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