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Bundamba
IpswichQueensland
Braeside Road, Bundamba, Queensland.jpg
Harold Street, 2015
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Population 6,514 (2016 census)
 • Density 592.2/km2 (1,534/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4304
Area 11.0 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)
  • Bundamba
  • Ipswich
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Bundamba:
North Tivoli Karalee Riverview
North Booval
Booval
Bundamba Dinmore
Ebbw Vale
Silkstone Blackstone New Chum

Bundamba is a suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Bundamba had a population of 6,514 people.

Geography

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.

History

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.

Transport

Bundamba railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Ipswich and Rosewood via Ipswich.

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


Education

Bundamba State School, 2010
Bundamba State School, 2010

Bundamba State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at 221 Brisbane Road (27°36′40″S 152°48′16″E / 27.6112°S 152.8044°E / -27.6112; 152.8044 (Bundamba State School)). 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 special education program.

School hall, Bundamba State Secondary College, 2015
School hall, Bundamba State Secondary College, 2015

Bundamba State Secondary College is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 15a Naomai Street (27°36′54″S 152°48′49″E / 27.6149°S 152.8136°E / -27.6149; 152.8136 (Bundamba State Secondary College)). 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 (27°36′17″S 152°48′39″E / 27.6047°S 152.8108°E / -27.6047; 152.8108 (Bundamba TAFE)). It delivers post-secondary practical vocational training.

Bundamba has a campus of the Queensland Pathways State College on the corner of Mary and Byrne Streets on the TAFE campus (27°36′17″S 152°48′39″E / 27.6048°S 152.8109°E / -27.6048; 152.8109 (Queensland Pathways State College)). The college is a secondary (10-12) school for boys and girls, which seeks to retain students in school who have difficulties in engaging with mainstream secondary education. The college has its headquarters in Coorparoo, Brisbane.

Bundamba has a campus of the YMCA Vocational School at the corner of River Road and Mary Street on the TAFE campus (27°36′14″S 152°48′35″E / 27.6040°S 152.8096°E / -27.6040; 152.8096 (YMCA Vocational School)). It is a private secondary (8-12) facility for boys and girls with a focus on vocational training for marginalised or disadvantaged The school has its headquarters at Kingston in Logan City.

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