Killaloe, Queensland

Killaloe is a coastal rural locality in the Shire of Douglas, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Killaloe had a population of 116 people.[1]

Killaloe
Queensland
Killaloe is located in Queensland
Killaloe
Killaloe
Coordinates16°29′36″S 145°25′36″E / 16.4933°S 145.4266°E / -16.4933; 145.4266Coordinates: 16°29′36″S 145°25′36″E / 16.4933°S 145.4266°E / -16.4933; 145.4266
Population116 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density4.715/km2 (12.21/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4877
Area24.6 km2 (9.5 sq mi)
LGA(s)Shire of Douglas
State electorate(s)Cook
Federal Division(s)Leichhardt
Suburbs around Killaloe:
Bonnie Doon Coral Sea Coral Sea
Cassowary Killaloe Port Douglas
Cassowary Craiglie Port Douglas

GeographyEdit

The south-eastern boundary of the locality are Packers Creek and the Dickson Inlet whick lead to the Coral Sea, which forms the northern boundary of the locality. The Cassowary Range forms the south-western boundary of the locality. Numerous small creeks flow down from the range through the locality to the sea.[3]

The Captain Cook Highway and the cane tramway to the Mossman sugar mill pass through the locality from south-east to north-west. Most of the developed land occurs on either side of these transport routes and the predominant land use is the growing of sugarcane. The land closer to the coast is not developed.[3]

There is a waste transfer station on Killaloe Dump Road.[4]

Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture (Gold Coast Tiger Prawns) operate an aquaculture facility in Killaloe where they raise black tiger prawns. It is the most northerly prawn farm in Australia and the warm conditions allow harvesting from November, making this farm a major supplier for large prawns for the Christmas season.[5] Following an outbreak of white spot syndrome (a disease in prawns) in south-east Queensland in 2016, the company expanded its Killaloe operation.[6]

HistoryEdit

The locality was named and bounded on 8 September 2000.[2]

EducationEdit

There are no schools in Killaloe, but there is a primary school in neighbouring Port Douglas. The nearest secondary school is Mossman State High School.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Killaloe (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.  
  2. ^ a b "Killaloe - locality in Shire of Douglas (entry 48701)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Waste and recycling facilities". Douglas Shire Council. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Our Farms". Gold Coast Tiger Prawns. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Go Douglas 2016". Douglas Shire Council. p. 33. Retrieved 27 November 2018.