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Fort Lytton with Brisbane River in background
Lytton is located in Queensland
Lytton
Lytton
Location in Queensland
Population 6 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.87/km2 (2.3/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4178
Area 6.9 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 20.1 km (12 mi) ENE of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane (Wynnum Manly Ward)
State electorate(s) Lytton
Federal Division(s) Bonner
Suburbs around Lytton:
Pinkenba Port Of Brisbane Port Of Brisbane
Pinkenba Lytton Wynnum
Hemmant Wynnum West Wynnum

Lytton is an outer riverside suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Lytton had a population of 6 people.

The historical region was a significant naval base after the establishment of Fort Lytton between 1880 and 1881. The Fort safeguarded the city and shipping routes from hostile invasions during the colonial period as Brisbane was close to the French naval garrison at Nouméa.

Geography

It is 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north-east of the Brisbane CBD, but travel by the railway or road is considerably longer.

History

A pilot station and a village were established at Lytton in 1859. It was most likely named after Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803–73) who was the Colonial Secretary of State in 1858–59.

It would be two years before a road was surveyed from Norman Creek. A telegraph line was run from Brisbane to Lytton in 1862. During the years 1876–1908 a local post office was open.

Due to Lytton location on the south-east bank of the Brisbane River at its seaward end Fort Lytton was built in the 1881 to guard the mouth of the Brisbane River. The fort had a moat and was an pentagonal structure concealed behind an embankment. It was fortified with two six inch disappearing guns, also in 1881 a rifle range was added.

Heritage listings

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

Present day

Although Lytton was once a town, it is now primarily commercial and industrial. It shares the same postcode as the Port of Brisbane. Caltex owns and operates the Lytton oil refinery in the north east of the suburb. The plant could produce 109,000 barrels per day in 2012.

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Economy

Although Lytton was once a town, it is now primarily commercial and industrial. It shares the same postcode as the Port of Brisbane. Ampol owns and operates the Lytton Oil Refinery in the north east of the suburb (27°24′55″S 153°09′27″E / 27.4154°S 153.1575°E / -27.4154; 153.1575 (oil refinery)). The plant could produce 109,000 barrels per day in 2012.

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