Mermaid Waters, Queensland facts for kids
Gold Coast, Queensland
Canal and homes, 2015
|Population||11,789 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Gold Coast City|
|State electorate(s)||Mermaid Beach|
The suburb derives it name from the Mermaid, a cutter ship that brought Australian surveyor John Oxley to the region in 1823. Oxley named the area where he landed "Mermaid Beach". The adjacent area to the west eventually became known as "Mermaid Waters".
Mermaid Waters is primarily a residential suburb, featuring many homes built along artificial canals and lakes, including the 17-hectare fresh water Lake Hugh Muntz. Mermaid Waters is serviced by three public transport routes: Surfside Buslines routes 756 Broadbeach South - West Burleigh, 750 Broadbeach South - Robina Railway Station and 757 Broadbeach South - Burleigh Heads.
The nearest rail station is there a number of small local shopping centres in the suburb and is a medium-sized shopping centre in the western parts of the suburb called the Q Super Centre., with new retail and commercial developments being established in the adjacent area. Nearby Pacific Fair Shopping Centre in Broadbeach is the second largest shopping centre in the Gold Coast and currently undergoing $670 million development. Albert Waterways Community Hall is at the northern end of the suburb, adjacent to Broadbeach Branch Library. The City of Gold Coast has a branch in Mermaid Waters at this complex. The Miami State School Community Hall is located on the grounds of Miami State Primary School. Two schools are located in Mermaid Waters: Miami State Primary School and Merrimac State High School. Broadbeach Branch Library located next to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Albert Waterways Community Hall. Pizzey Park Sports Complex hosts a variety of sports and clubs in the southern Gold Coast. Adjacent to the complex is the Miami Olympic Swimming Pool.
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