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Parkhurst
Queensland
Population 1,385 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4702
Location
LGA(s) Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s)
  • Rockhampton
  • Keppel
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Suburbs around Parkhurst:
Glenlee Rockyview Limestone Creek
Glenlee Parkhurst Limestone Creek
Pink Lily Kawana Norman Gardens

Parkhurst is a suburb of Rockhampton in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 1,385.

Geography

Parkhurst is bounded to the north by Ramsay Creek and to the west by Ramsay Creek and then the Fitzroy River. To the south it is bounded by Limestone Creek (the creek, not the suburb) and by Yeppoon Road.

A section of the Bruce Highway passes through the centre of the suburb from south to north, while the North Coast railway line also passes through the suburb from south to north, to the west of the highway.

The Parkhurst Industrial Estate is in the south-west of the suburb, while the residential land is in the west near the river and in the north-east of the suburb. Most of Parkhurst remains farmland, but Rockhampton's urban sprawl has led to further residential developments being established throughout Parkhurst including the Northridge, Rosedale, Paramount Park, Riverside and Edenbrook estates.

The increasing population at Parkhurst and in areas further north such as Rockyview and Glendale has led to the construction of the Parkhurst Town Centre, a new shopping centre anchored by a Woolworths supermarket. Construction of the centre commenced in August 2015. Woolworths was the first store in open in the centre on 15 November 2016.

The land near the river is prone to flooding. Rockhampton's water treatment facility is located near the river.

History

The Glenmore Homestead is one of the earliest in the Rockhampon area, being established in the late 1850s. Land was opened up for settlement and small farms were established.

Parkhurst Provisional School accepted its first enrolments on 11 June 1900. In 1909 it became Parkhurst State School.

Heritage listings

Glenmore Homestead (2009)
Glenmore Homestead, 2009

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

  • Belmont Road: Glenmore Homestead

Attractions

Parkhurst is home to the Rockhampton Heritage Village. Located at 296 Boundary Road, this open air museum showcases a range of historic buildings with exhibitions of artefacts from Rockhampton's history. The museum is a venue for local markets and has a large function venue built in the style of a traditional woolshed.

Limestone Creek Environmental Park offers a range of walking tracks in and around Limestone Creek through an open eucalypt forest where wildlife can be seen. It is popular with bird watchers and photographers.

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