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Helensvale is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and was named after Helena White. At the 2011 Census, Helensvale had a population of 15,987.[2]

Helensvale
Gold CoastQueensland
Latrobe Avenue, Helensvale, Queensland.jpg
Latrobe Avenue, 2015
Population 16,862 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4212
Location
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Fadden
Suburbs around Helensvale:
Upper Coomera Coomera Hope Island
Oxenford Helensvale Coombabah
Pacific Pines Gaven Arundel
Discovery Park, 2015

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HistoryEdit

The name is derived from the name given to a local sugar plantation. A plantation was established in the area around 1870 by Arthur Robinson and Ernest White. Helena was the name of White's youngest sister.[3] Helensvale was the first integrated suburb built on the hinterland fringe of the Gold Coast, and welcomed its first residents in the 1980s with a shopping centre, primary and secondary state schools, golf course, parks and a bowls club.[4]

Helensvale Library opened in 2013.[5]

TransportEdit

Helensvale has been planned to develop as a transport hub. The Gold Coast Highway and Pacific Motorway, the two most important road routes on the Gold Coast, link here. Helensvale railway station also includes a light rail stop and a bus interchange and is the only place on the Gold Coast where trains, trams and buses interconnect. The G:link light rail system connects Helensvale with Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. The interchange with the Gold Coast railway line at Helensvale offers passengers a one-transfer journey between the central districts of the Gold Coast and Brisbane.[6]

AmenitiesEdit

The Gold Coast City Council operates a public library at Helensvale Plaza on the corner of Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive.[7]

Sport and recreationEdit

A number of sporting teams represent the local area, including the Helensvale Hornets is the local rugby league club who play home games at Robert Dalley Park and Helensvale Hogs RUFC are the local Rugby Union club who play home games at the park at Rugby Lane. There are also swimming pools which are located next to Helensvale High School near the rugby union field.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Helensvale (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 February 2018.   
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Helensvale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 October 2013.   
  3. ^ "Helensvale History". Council of the City of Gold Coast. Archived from the original on 20 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "QLD - Travelmate". www.travelmate.com.au. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 13. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Moore, Tony (17 December 2017). "$440 million of Commonwealth Games rail connection opens". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 17 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Helensvale Library". Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 

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Coordinates: 27°56′S 153°20′E / 27.933°S 153.333°E / -27.933; 153.333