Bli Bli, Queensland facts for kids
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
|Population||6,283 (2011 census)|
|• Density||293.6/km2 (760/sq mi)|
|Area||21.4 km2 (8.3 sq mi)|
|Location||9 km (6 mi) NW of Maroochydore|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
A few kilometres inland from the Maroochydore urban area, Bli Bli rises above the wetlands which were, for many years, the home of the Sunshine Coast sugar cane industry. Whilst this industry is all but gone, state government legislation ensures the wetlands will remain an undeveloped "Green Space" (See Qld Plan).
The name Bli Bli is believed to be derived from the Kabi word bilai meaning sheoak tree (Casuarina glauca).
Bli Bli Provisional School opened on 2 April 1901, becoming a State School in 1909.
The first Bli Bli Post Office opened by March 1903 (a receiving office had been open from 1898) and closed in 1954. The current Bli Bli Post Office opened on 1 October 1987.
In March 1973, Bli Bli Castle was opened. The Norman/medieval-style castle was built as a tourist attraction. The Castle now houses medieval paraphernalia as well as a large doll display and coffee shop.
Horton Park Golf Club Maroochydore was relocated to David Low Way Bli Bli in May, 2015. The club was renamed Maroochy River Golf Club and has 18 championship holes with a Driving Range.
In the 2011 census, Bli Bli recorded a population of 6,283 people, 50.6% female and 49.4% male.
The median age of the Bli Bli population was 39 years, compared to the national median age of 37.
79.3% of people living in Bli Bli were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.4%, New Zealand 4.2%, Scotland 0.7%, Germany 0.7%, South Africa 0.6%.
93.2% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% German, 0.4% Italian, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% Japanese, 0.1% Dutch.
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