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Lake Manchester
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Lake Manchester is located in Queensland
Lake Manchester
Lake Manchester
Location in Queensland
Population 23 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.244/km2 (0.63/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4306
Area 94.2 km2 (36.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
  • City of Brisbane
    (Pullenvale Ward),
  • Somerset Region
State electorate(s) Moggill
Federal Division(s) Ryan
Suburbs around Lake Manchester:
Banks Creek Jollys Lookout
Enoggera Reservoir
Banks Creek Lake Manchester Upper Brookfield
Kholo Kholo Kholo

Lake Manchester is both a lake in the City of Brisbane and the surrounding locality which is split between the City of Brisbane and Somerset Region in Queensland, Australia. It is 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of the CBD. In the 2016 census, Lake Manchester had a population of 23 people.


The locality is mostly undeveloped mountainous terrain of the south west D'Aguilar Range. The north of the suburb is part of the D'Aguilar National Park and most of the southern parts belong to the Brisbane State Forest.


The locality is named after the lake which was created by the Lake Manchester Dam constructed between 1912 and 1916. It is named after civil engineer, Ernest James Theodore Manchester, who was the President of the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board from 1909 to 1928.


There are no schools in Lake Manchester. The nearest government primary school is Mount Crosby State School in Mount Crosby to the south. The nearest government secondary school is Ipswich State High School in Brassall, Ipswich, to the south.

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