Bundamba, Queensland facts for kids
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|Population||6,514 (2016 census)|
|• Density||592.2/km2 (1,534/sq mi)|
|Area||11.0 km2 (4.2 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||City of Ipswich|
Bundamba stretches from the Bremer River to the north, across Brisbane Rd, the main arterial link to the Ipswich Motorway, to the Cunningham Highway in the south. The suburb consists of residential and industrial areas, with a variety of shops lining Brisbane Rd.
The origin of the suburb name is from the Yugarabul Aboriginal language meaning place of the stone axe. It was initially written as Bundumba, then Bundanba, and then on 30 January 1932, the name was officially standardised as Bundamba.
Bundamba State School Opened on 5 February 1873. Bundamba State High School opened on 27 January 1970 and was renamed Bundamba State Secondary College on 1 January 2003.
The Redbank - Bundamba Loop Line comprised a series of railway sidings serving coal mines in the area. A spur line splits from the main track at Bundamba station, and heads to the Swanbank Power Station. Steam trains operated by Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway run monthly between Bundamba Racecourse station and Swanbank station.
Parks and sports facilities
- Ipswich Racecourse
- Ipswich Knights Soccer Club
- Ten Pin Bowling and Roller Skating Centre
- Bundamba Swim Centre Public Pool
- Rotary Park
- Alfred Seymour Park
Bundamba State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at 221 Brisbane Road (special education program.). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 551 students with 44 teachers (41 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent). It includes a
Bundamba State Secondary College is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 15a Naomai Street (). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 897 students with 86 teachers (83 full-time equivalent) and 52 non-teaching staff (36 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program and an intensive English language program.
Bundamba has a campus of TAFE Queensland (formerly known as The Bremer Institute of TAFE) at 22 Byrne Street (). It delivers post-secondary practical vocational training.
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