The Indooroopilly electorate in Brisbane's south-western suburbs is one of the most beautiful in Brisbane. Stretching from the Chelmer/Sherwood area in the south to Toowong in the north, the Indooroopilly electorate also takes in St Lucia, Taringa, Fig Tree Pocket and of course Indooroopilly.
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Famous for its camphor laurel-lined streets and home to the well-known Laurel Avenue, Chelmer is a quiet and peaceful suburb only 7km from the CBD. The area is predominantly residential with little commercial influence. Over half the households are home to families with children and over 90% of the properties are stand-alone homes, adding to its peaceful atmosphere.
Fig Tree Pocket
Quite literally named after a huge fig tree in the area, Fig Tree Pocket is where you'll find the famous Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Established in 1927, the sanctuary is home to over 130 koalas and remains one of Brisbane's most popular tourist attractions. Fig Tree Pocket features reserves of natural bushland and large residential blocks on which stand-alone dwellings count for almost 100% of properties. With a population of less than 4000 and a median age of 38, Fig Tree Pocket is a vibrant community in easy reach of Indooroopilly Shopping Centre and the CBD.
With a median age of 35, a population of under 5000 and consisting primarily of families with children, Graceville is one of Brisbane's hidden secrets. Graceville treasures its two heritage-listed properties, the Graceville Uniting Church and the Graceville Memorial Park. The memorial was unveiled on the 29th of November, 1920, in honour of the fallen in World War I. In memory of the 51 soldiers and one nurse from the Sherwood Shire who did not return home, 52 trees were planted along what are now Plumridge and Appel Streets, with 40 of the original trees remaining today.
Home to a first-class golf course, a camp of flying foxes and one of Brisbane's oldest and largest shopping precincts, Indooroopilly - or Indro as the under-25s now call it - is at the heart of the electorate. The community is a diverse mixture of professionals, students and families, with over 41% of households consisting of couples with children. It is known for its parklands and beautiful river views. Indooroopilly provides a range of services, restaurants, schools and entertainment with easy access to the city via the freeway or a range of public transport options.
A small, family friendly suburb nestled in along the Brisbane River, over 45% Sherwood’s households consist of couples with children. A close-knit community, Sherwood hosts a well-known community festival annually, the Sherwood Community Street Festival, which has just celebrated its 13th year. Over 70% of properties in this area are stand-alone homes, many of them renovated Queenslanders and post-war homes.
Curled in a bend of the Brisbane River and somewhat inaccessible, St Lucia remained farming land until the early 1900s. The decision to move the University of Queensland from the city in the late 1930s saw a wave of new residential construction and the beginning of the suburb we know today. St Lucia is a community of city businesspeople, university students and academics, and prides itself on green, leafy streets and parks. A diverse restaurant precinct thrives on Hawken Drive.
Taringa - a name derived from an Aboriginal word for 'strong' - is known for its attractive homes, friendly community and popular eateries. Once named West Milton, Taringa provides a suburban lifestyle with easy access to all that the CBD and Indooroopilly have to offer, making it a popular choice for young professionals and families. Its Queensland Heritage listed landmark is a public seat constructed by the family of Pilot Officer Geoffrey Lloyd Wells, a local who did not return from World War II.
Known for its beautiful homes, Tennyson is a small suburb which is big on character. It has been aptly described as charming and idyllic and boasts a quirky naming system for the streets, based on the works of the poet Tennyson. Hence the well-known King Arthur Terrace. In 1862 work started on establishing farming properties and arrowroot, bananas and cotton were grown, moving on in the 1870s to focus on grain and vegetable production. The old power station was an iconic landmark of this area for many years. First opened in 1953, it ceased operation in 1986 but remained a part of the Tennyson landscape. Today it is the site of the world-class Queensland State Tennis Centre.
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