Seventeen Mile Rocks, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSeventeen Mile Rocks
|Population||2,899 (2006 census)|
|Location||11 km (7 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
|State electorate(s)||Electoral district of Mount Ommaney|
|Federal Division(s)||Division of Oxley|
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.
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