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Anstead Bushland Reserve, 2012
|Area:||12.5 km² (4.8 sq mi)|
|LGA:||City of Brisbane
Anstead is an outer western suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located 16 kilometres (10 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD. Anstead is on the northern bank of the Brisbane River.
Anstead is named after the original land owner John Anstead, a timber getter and quarry master in the 1860s. Anstead was officially gazetted in 1975, prior to which it was part of the suburb of Moggill.
In the 2011 census, Anstead recorded a population of 1,527 people, 50.4% female and 49.6% male. The median age of the Anstead population was 39 years, 2 years above the national median of 37. 73.4% of people living in Anstead were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 7.8%, South Africa 3.5%, New Zealand 3.3%, Scotland 1%, United States of America 0.9%. 92.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 0.8% Afrikaans, 0.7% French, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.5% Hindi, 0.5% Serbian.
An alternative location for a bridge to replace Moggill Ferry is proposed within the Moggill Pocket Arterial Road Transport Corridor. Land has been set aside by the Queensland government as a future transport corridor passing through the suburbs of Kenmore, Pullenvale, Anstead and Karalee to connect the Centenary Highway at Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland with the Warrego Highway at North Tivoli. The corridor was identified in the 1960s and planned and preserved in the late 1970s. It has not been determined whether or not local traffic on and off-ramp access to the arterial road will be provided. Community feelings over the transport corridor are similar to those expressed over the Moggill Ferry/Bridge debate. As of 2010, there is no date or funding provided to commence the construction of the Moggill Pocket Arterial Road Transport Corridor.
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