Coomera, Queensland facts for kids
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Gold Coast, Queensland
Coomera Railway Station
|Population||13,305 (2016 census)|
|• Density||540.9/km2 (1,401/sq mi)|
|Area||24.6 km2 (9.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Gold Coast City|
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.
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.
The Coomera Sport and Leisure Centre, one of the Venues of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Coomera State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at Dreamworld Parkway (special education program. The school has run the Australian Primary Schools Film Festival since 2001.). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 775 students with 65 teachers (58 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent). It includes a
Coomera Rivers State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 81-87 Finnegan Way (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1372 students with 86 teachers (82 full-time equivalent) and 48 non-teaching staff (33 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.
Picnic Creek State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school at 25 Edwardson Drive (). It includes a special education program.
Coomera State Special School is a special government primary and secondary (P-12) school at 9 Galaxy Drive ( ). It opened in February 2020.
St Joseph's College is a Catholic primary and secondary school (Prep to Year 12).
Foxwell State Secondary College is a government secondary school, which opened in 2020.
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