Birtinya, Queensland facts for kids
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Kawana Waters, Queensland
Apartment buildings on Lake Kawana, 2021
|Population||1,933 (2016 census)|
|• Density||365/km2 (950/sq mi)|
|Area||5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
The name Birtinya is reportedly an Aboriginal word meaning neighbouring proposed by the development company, Alfred Grant Pty Ltd, on 31 March 1960.
Birtinya is built around Lake Kawana, which includes a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) buoyed course for flat water competitions.
The Lake Kawana Community Centre located beside the lake on Sportsmans Drive () provides 15 spaces (halls and meeting rooms) together with commercial kitchen facilities and smaller kitchenettes for community events. It is operated by the Sunshine Coast Regional council. The centre was officially opened on 5 November 2005 by City of Caloundra mayor Don Aldous.
There are no schools in Birtinya. The nearest government primary and secondary school is Kawana Waters State College in neighbouring Bokarina to the east.
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