Gilston, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGilston
City of Gold Coast, Queensland
Gilston Public Hall, 2016
|Population||2,459 (2016 census)|
|• Density||258.8/km2 (670/sq mi)|
|Area||9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||City of Gold Coast|
The western boundary of the suburb is marked by the Nerang River.
Settlement began in the 1860s with dairying and timber being the main industries. Mr Bryant, a local storekeeper, named the district Gilston after Gilston in England.
Nerang Upper Provisional School opened on 1 June 1881. In 1903, it became Gilston Provisional School. In 1908 it became Gilston State School. The school was on Gilston Road until 1985 when increasing enrolments resulted in a new school campus being constructed in Worongary Street. In 1996, funds were raised to relocate the original school building onto the new campus.
The first telephone office opened in March 1923.
After engaged in fundraising since March 1930, the Gilson Hall was finally opened on Friday 16 June 1933 by Thomas Plunkett, junior, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for the Albert. The hall was erected on the site of the old Lutheran church on Gilstone Road and was 60 by 30 feet (18.3 m × 9.1 m) with a stage and dressing rooms.
Gilson has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Colliston, 926 Gilston Road: H2 Hinde Tree
Gilston Public Hall is located at Gilston Road beside Gilston Hall Park (). It is used by a number of community groups. The Gold Coast mobile library service visits this location every fortnight.
The Grand Golf Club has its entrance at 364 Gilston Road but most of the course is in neighbouring Advancetown, accessed by a bridge over the Nerang River ( ). This private club has a 19-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman.
Gilston State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 588 Worongary Road (special education program.). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 599 students with 40 teachers (37 full-time equivalent) and 24 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent). It includes a
There is no secondary school in Gilston. The nearest secondary school is Nerang State High School in neighbouring Nerang to the north.
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