Yatala, Queensland facts for kids
Gold Coast City, Queensland
The Big Pie sign, 2008
|Population||1,346 (2011 census)|
|Location||39 km (24 mi) south of Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Gold Coast|
|State electorate(s)||Waterford, Albert|
A property on the Albert River was acquired by a South Australian who named the property after Yatala Harbor near Port Augusta, South Australia. The word is from the Weira group of the Kaurna Aboriginal people, meaning water running by the side of a river. It refers to the swampy morass occurring when heavy rains cross what is usually a dry plain and was also used to describe the plain near Dry Creek in South Australia as evidenced by adjacent places named Yatala. See: Hundred of Yatala
Since 2006 development has been rapidly occurring within the suburb, with over 300 businesses now established within its boundaries. This type of urban development is predicted to eventually encompass all the semi-rural land currently separating the Brisbane Metropolitan Area and Gold Coast City. Currently, there is approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) of this land remaining between the two cities.
Yatala is home to the Yatala Pies shop which claims to have been "a landmark in the Yatala area" for "more than 130 years" as of 2011[update]. The restaurant is considered a common stop-over for travellers between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
There are no permanent public libraries in the vicinity of Yatala (Yatala residents are ineligible to use the nearby Beenleigh public library as it is operated by the Logan City Council), however the Gold Coast City Council operates a mobile library which regularly visits the nearby suburb of Ormeau.
Yatala is linked to both Beenleigh and Ormeau railway stations by bus routes 728 and 729, operated by Surfside Buslines.
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