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Coominya
Queensland
Coominya Shops.JPG
Cafe and post office at Coominya
Population 1,174 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4311
Location
LGA(s) Somerset Region
County Cavendish
Parish England
State electorate(s)
  • Nanango
  • Lockyer
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Coominya:
Mount Hallen Esk Wivenhoe Hill
Mount Hallen Coominya Patrick Estate
Atkinsons Dam Mount Tarampa Clarendon
Rifle Range

Coominya is a town and locality in the Somerset Region in South East Queensland, Australia. The town is located 83 kilometres (52 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane and approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Wivenhoe Dam. In the 2011 census, Coominya had a population of 1,174 people.

Geography

Coominya is bounded by Logan Creek to the north and Buaraba Creek to the south. Although located closely between Atkinsons Dam to the south-west and Lake Wivenhoe to the north-east, it does not bound either of these two reservoirs. The Brisbane Valley Highway approximately follows its north-east border. The Brisbane Valley railway line passes through Coominya from the north-west to the south-east with the Coominya railway station serving the town. However, the railway line was closed in 1993.

History

Coominya War Memorial
Coominya War Memorial, 2010

From 1886 to 1906, the area was known as Bellevue (the local pastoral property). The name Coominya is believed to be derived from the Yuggera language where kung means water and nya means to see referring to its lagoons.

Coominya Post Office opened by December 1907 (a receiving office had been open from 1887, known earlier as Bellevue).

Comminya State School opened on 17 September 1912.

The Coominya War Memorial is located on Railway Street and was dedicated on 25 April 1997.

Heritage listings

Bellevue Homestead
Bellevue Homestead

Coominya has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Bellevue Homestead

Amenities

Facilities in Coominya include a post office, a general store, a cafe and a pub.

Attractions

Attractions in the Coominya area include the historic Bellevue Homestead, moved from Wivenhoe Dam to Coominya. Coominya is known for its scenery and wildlife including lorikeet parrots, koalas, kangaroos.

Mural at Coominya Railway Station by Deb Edwards
Q150 Mural at Coominya Railway Station by Deb Edwards

As part of Q150 (Queensland's 150th anniversay) the local heritage society commissioned a series of murals depicting early life at the town.

Past population

At the 2006 census, Coominya had a population of 467.


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