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Allenstown
RockhamptonQueensland
Population 2,911 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4700
Location
LGA(s) Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s) Rockhampton and Keppel
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Suburbs around Allenstown:
The Range Rockhampton City Rockhampton City
The Range Allenstown Depot Hill
Fairy Bower Fairy Bower Port Curtis

Allenstown is a suburb of Rockhampton, Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia. It is situated about three kilometres south-west of the central business district of Rockhampton. In the 2011 census, Allenstown had a population of 2,911 people.

Geography

The main business precinct of Allenstown is anchored by local shopping centre Allenstown Square, which was previously known as Allenstown Plaza before undergoing a major refurbishment and extension which was completed in 2012. Just across the road, there's the Rockhampton's only 'Dan Murphy's store. The suburb is also serviced by two primary schools, Allenstown State School and St Peter's School.

History

The suburb is named after William Allen, builder, around 1862.

At the 2006 census, Allenstown had a population of 2,721.

Heritage listings

Allenstown has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 36 Larnach Street: St Marks Church
  • Upper Dawson Road: South Rockhampton Cemetery
  • 170 William Street: St Josephs Cathedral
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