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Mermaid Waters
Gold CoastQueensland
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Canal and homes, 2015
Mermaid Waters is located in Queensland
Mermaid Waters
Mermaid Waters
Coordinates 28°02′59″S 153°25′23″E / 28.0497°S 153.4230°E / -28.0497; 153.4230Coordinates: 28°02′59″S 153°25′23″E / 28.0497°S 153.4230°E / -28.0497; 153.4230
Population 12,045 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,696/km2 (4,390/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4218
Area 7.1 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Gold Coast City
State electorate(s) Mermaid Beach
Federal Division(s) Moncrieff
Suburbs around Mermaid Waters:
Clear Island Waters Broadbeach Waters Broadbeach
Robina Mermaid Waters Mermaid Beach
Robina Burleigh Waters Miami

Mermaid Waters is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Mermaid Waters had a population of 12,045 people.

Facilities

H & A Oval 3, Mermaid Waters, Queensland
H & A Oval, 2015
Waterways Village Shooping Centre - Mermaid Waters
One of the two small sized shopping centre located in 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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Education

Miami State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at 18-36 Oceanic Drive (28°03′35″S 153°25′34″E / 28.0596°S 153.4260°E / -28.0596; 153.4260 (Miami State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 819 students with 64 teachers (55 full-time equivalent) and 43 non-teaching staff (27 full-time equivalent). The school includes a special education program.

Merrimac State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Dunlop Court (28°02′23″S 153°24′59″E / 28.0398°S 153.4163°E / -28.0398; 153.4163 (Merrimac State High School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1208 students with 103 teachers (96 full-time equivalent) and 57 non-teaching staff (43 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

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