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Coomera
Gold Coast City, Queensland
Coomera Railway Station, Queensland, July 2012.JPG
Coomera Railway Station
Population 8,793 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4209
Location
  • 54 km (34 mi) from Brisbane
  • 24 km (15 mi) from Surfers Paradise
LGA(s) Gold Coast City
State electorate(s) Albert
Federal Division(s) Fadden
Suburbs around Coomera:
Pimpama Pimpama Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Upper Coomera Coomera Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Oxenford Hope Island
Helensvale
Hope Island
Coomera Division, March 1902
Map of the Coomera Division, March 1902

Coomera is a suburb of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Census, Coomera had a population of 8,793. The name Coomera comes from the Yugambeh word kumera, a species of wattle.

Geography

Located next to the Pacific Motorway, Coomera is close to Pimpama, Hope Island, Willow Vale, Wongawallan, Oxenford, and east of Upper Coomera. The southern boundary of Coomera is aligned with the Coomera River.

Urban growth

Dreamworld and WhiteWater World aerial July 2011
Aerial view of Dreamworld, 2011

Coomera has long been earmarked as a new satellite growth suburb, similar in many ways to Robina. With Australia's biggest and most popular theme park, Dreamworld and location of the Big Brother Australia house, and plans for a TAFE, a university campus and Queensland's biggest shopping centre around the existing station, Coomera has been predicted to grow considerably beyond its present size.

Coomera has seen significant residential development including Coomera Waters which is a masterplanned community encompassing a 2,500 lot harbour, canal and dry land estate over 375 hectares of land located on the northern side of the north arm of the Coomera River, directly opposite Sanctuary Cove on Hope Island.

Other residential developments currently under construction include Beacon Heights, Big Sky, Coomera Downs, Coomera Parklands Stage II, Coomera Waters, Genesis, Lily Rise and Nautical Edge.

Current real estate developments under construction or in the pipeline for the Coomera district at the beginning of 2011 have increased year on year by $400 million to total $5.9 billion.

Sport and recreation

A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Coomera Cutters is the local rugby league club who play home games at Coomera Sports Park and the Coomera Colts Soccer Club and Coomera Magpies Australian Football Club.

Coordinates: 27°50′45″S 153°20′26″E / 27.8458°S 153.3406°E / -27.8458; 153.3406

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