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Parkwood
Gold CoastQueensland
Trentham Court, Parkwood, Queensland.jpg
Trentham Court, 2015
Parkwood is located in Queensland
Parkwood
Parkwood
Coordinates 27°57′17″S 153°21′52″E / 27.9547°S 153.3644°E / -27.9547; 153.3644 (Parkwood (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°57′17″S 153°21′52″E / 27.9547°S 153.3644°E / -27.9547; 153.3644 (Parkwood (centre of suburb))
Population 8,702 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,554/km2 (4,020/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4214
Area 5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Bonney
Federal Division(s) Fadden
Suburbs around Parkwood:
Arundel Arundel Arundel
Arundel Parkwood Southport
Molendinar Molendinar Southport

Parkwood is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Parkwood had a population of 8,702 people.

Facilities

Parkwood is near Arundel State School, a number of high schools, private schools, a Griffith University campus and the Gold Coast University Hospital. There are several shopping centres within 3–5 km, and numerous retail and small industrial areas in Molendinar, Labrador, and Southport. Parkwood is 3–5 km from Southport public pool and the Broadwater which feeds into the ocean. Beaches are located within 3–8 km and include Main Beach and Surfers Paradise beach. A number of golf courses are all within 0.5– 10 km of the suburb

Transport

Travelling north, Parkwood is approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Helensvale railway station and approximately 1 hour drive to Brisbane CBD (and 1 hour by train). The local bus service runs through many parts of Parkwood and all have interconnection with other bus routes and modes of transport. An extension to the G:link light rail system is proposed to run through the suburb. Beginning at Helensvale station, new stops would also be provided at Parkwood and Parkwood East before the line joins the existing line at the current terminus of Gold Coast University Hospital. From there, trams would continue to Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. The extension is expected to open before the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Sport and recreation

The Parkwood Sharks is the local rugby league club. The team plays home games at Musgrave Sports Park.

Education

There are no schools in Parkwood. The nearest primary school is Arundel State School in Arundel. The nearest secondary school are Pacific Pines State High School in Pacific Pines to the west, Coombabah State High School in Coombabah to the north and Southport State High School in Southport to the east.

Transport

Travelling north, Parkwood is approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Helensvale railway station and approximately 1 hour drive to Brisbane CBD (and 1 hour by train). The local bus service runs through many parts of Parkwood and all have interconnection with other bus routes and modes of transport. An extension to the G:link light rail system opened in December 2017. Beginning at Helensvale station, the extension includes new stops at Parkwood and Parkwood East before it joins the original section of the line at Gold Coast University Hospital. From there, trams continue to Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

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