Stuart, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsStuart
|Population||1,386 (2016 census)|
|• Density||26.00/km2 (67.3/sq mi)|
|Area||53.3 km2 (20.6 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||City of Townsville|
Stuart is bounded to the north-east by the Coral Sea. The North Coast railway line forms the western boundary with the Stuart railway station serving the suburb. The Bruce Highway passes from the south-east to the north-west through the suburb. The Flinders Highway passes from the south-west to its junction with the Bruce Highway. Most of this large suburb is undeveloped land with the developed land mostly used for infrastructure and industrial purposes. There is a small amount of residential development.
Infrastructure in Stuart includes:
- Townsville Correctional Centre
- Stuart landfill and waste transfer station
Industries in Stuart include:
- Mount Stuart Power Station
- Sun Metals Zinc Refinery
Stuart has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Centenary Drive, off Dwyer Street: Stewart's Creek Gaol (the historic buildings within the present Townsville Correction Centre)
- Off Stuart Drive: former Operations and Signals Bunker
- 523 Stuart Drive: St Brigid's Church
History during WW2
The unit then moved to a concrete bunker at Roseneath.
There are no schools in Stuart. The nearest primary schools are Townsville South State School in neighbouring South Townsville to the north-west, Oonooba State School in Idalia to the west, and Wulguru State School in neighbouring Wulguru to the south-west. The nearest secondary school is William Ross State High School in Annandale to the west.
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