Deeragun, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDeeragun
Modern housing development in Deeragun with a walkway along Saunders Creek
|Population||4,250 (2016 census)|
|• Density||599/km2 (1,550/sq mi)|
|Area||7.1 km2 (2.7 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||16.5 km (10 mi) from Townsville CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Townsville
Deeragun is a relatively new suburb, being developed in the 1990s. The suburb is laid out around the old school and Nightjar Railway Station with much of the original residential development built by the Housing Commission. The origin of the name Deeragun is unrecorded.
The suburb contains the Woodlands Centro shopping complex that provides Northern Beaches residents access to a supermarket, a post office, several fast food outlets, medical and veterinary services, some recreational businesses and fuel service stations. Additional shopping and restaurant amenities are in various stages of construction since 2011.
A police station, Community Recreation Hall, a few churches and Woodlands Skate Park are also located in Deeragun.
The Bruce Highway borders Deeragun to the north. It is at Deeragun where the Bruce Highway becomes a dual lane carriageway for the first time when approaching Townsville from the north. The Townsville Ring Road is a high-speed bypass road for traffic between Deeragun and Bohle Plains suburbs.
Hermit Park Bus Service connects Deeragun with Townsville by providing through its "Route 33" a direct bus route to the Aitkenvale and Townsville CBD bus exchanges. Route 33 is part of the Department of Transport and Main Roads qconnect initiative and also has a major stop in Bushland Beach.
Deeragun is approximately 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi) from Townsville Airport.
St Anthony's Catholic College is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) and secondary (7-12) school at the corner Veales Road and Joanne Street for boys and girls at Veales Road (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,236 students with 92 teachers (89 full-time equivalent) and 76 non-teaching staff (51 full-time equivalent).
Northern Beaches State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Meranti Street (special education program.). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 760 students with 69 teachers (67 full-time equivalent) and 43 non-teaching staff (28 full-time equivalent). It includes a
There is no government primary school in the suburb; the nearest is Bohlevale State School just across the Bruce Highway in Burdell.
Additionally, there is a number of child care facilities available in the suburb.
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