kids encyclopedia robot

Seventeen Mile Rocks, Queensland facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Seventeen Mile Rocks
Population 2,899 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 4073
Location 11 km (7 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Jamboree Ward)
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Mount Ommaney
Federal Division(s) Division of Oxley
Suburbs around Seventeen Mile Rocks:
Sinnamon Park Fig Tree Pocket Corinda
Mount Ommaney Seventeen Mile Rocks Oxley
Sumner Darra Oxley

Seventeen Mile Rocks is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 11 kilometres (7 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD on the Brisbane River.

Seventeen Mile Rocks is named after a collection of rocks that marked a distance of 17 miles (27 km) from the mouth of the Brisbane River. These rocks were largely removed to widen the river and allow access for marine vessels to further reaches of the river.

The suburb was previously an industrial one; but in recent years new housing estates have been developed greatly increasing the residential population. The major estate is Edenbrooke, while the newest is Verandah. The major road through the suburb is Seventeen Mile Rocks Road which links the suburb to Jindalee and the Western Freeway at the western end and Oxley at the eastern end.

Rocks Riverside Park is located in Seventeen Mile Rocks. It is one of Brisbane's largest riverside parks. It features walking and cycling tracks, a basketball court, a flying fox, a climbing web as well as picnic facilities and playing fields.

A drive-in movie theatre also existed in the suburb, but was removed in the late 1980s to create another housing estate. Several of the new estates also feature walking tracks and lakes.

kids search engine
Seventeen Mile Rocks, Queensland Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.