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Chevron Island
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Surfers Paradise skyline, as seen from Chevron Island, 2013.
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Chevron Island in Open Street Map, 2015
Location Nerang River
Total islands 2
Major islands Chevron; Cronin
Highest elevation 2 m (7 ft)
State Queensland
Region Gold Coast, South East Qld
Largest settlement Surfers Paradise

The Chevron Island is an urban island that lies in the Nerang River and is a neighbourhood within the suburb of Surfers Paradise in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.


Chevron Island is one of a number of man-made islands created from land reclamation in the Nerang River. It was constructed in the 1950s. Prior to this land reclamation, the Nerang River was wide and shallow with many sandbanks with shifting riverbanks. Through dredging, deeper channels were created for shipping in the river with the spoil being used to create inhabitable islands and permanent river edge embankments, all of which facilitated residential and commercial development.


Chevron Island is a medium density residential area. It is connected by two bridges to Southport and Bundall to the west and to the coastal strip of Surfers Paradise to the east with Thomas Drive continuing from Slatyer Road in Southport/Bundall through to Elkhorn Avenue in coastal strip of Surfers Paradise.

The island has an elevation of 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) above sea level at the mean high tide mark.

Cronin Island (27°59′34″S 153°25′06″E / 27.99278°S 153.41833°E / -27.99278; 153.41833 (Cronin Island)) is another small reclaimed island accessible from Chrevon Island and also lies within the Nerang River.

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