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Rocky Point
Queensland
Population 1,957 (2016 census)
 • Density 416/km2 (1,080/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4874
Area 4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Weipa Town
State electorate(s) Cook
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Suburbs around Rocky Point:
Albatross Bay Albatross Bay Mission River
Trunding Rocky Point Mission River
Trunding Trunding Mission River

Rocky Point is a rural locality in the Weipa Town, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Rocky Point had a population of 1,957 people.

Geography

Over half of the land in Rocky Point is used for residential housing with the remainder undeveloped.

History

Weipa North State School opened on 14 March 1966. On 1 January 2002 it became the Weipa campus of the Western Cape College.

In the 2016 census Rocky Point had a population of 1,957 people.

Amenities

The Weipa Town Authority provides the Hibberd Library in Hibberd Drive.

St Joseph's Catholic Church is on Boundary Road at Rocky Point. It is within the Weipa Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cairns.

Education

Western Cape College is a government primary and secondary (Early Childhood-12) school for boys and girls. Its Weipa Camus is at Central Avenue (12°37′36″S 141°52′48″E / 12.6268°S 141.8801°E / -12.6268; 141.8801 (Western Cape College)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 958 students with 88 teachers (85 full-time equivalent) and 76 non-teaching staff (62 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program. It offers boarding facilities at Lot 50 Tamarind Road (12°37′38″S 141°53′23″E / 12.6273°S 141.8897°E / -12.6273; 141.8897 (Western Cape College Residential Centre)).

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