Port Curtis, Queensland

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Port Curtis is a suburb in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Port Curtis had a population of 281 people.[1]

Port Curtis
RockhamptonQueensland
Port Curtis is located in Queensland
Port Curtis
Port Curtis
Coordinates23°25′11″S 150°32′26″E / 23.4197°S 150.5405°E / -23.4197; 150.5405 (Port Curtis (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 23°25′11″S 150°32′26″E / 23.4197°S 150.5405°E / -23.4197; 150.5405 (Port Curtis (centre of suburb))
Population281 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density6.122/km2 (15.86/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4700
Area45.9 km2 (17.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Port Curtis:
Depot Hill The Common Koongal
Fairy Bower
Allenstown
Port Curtis Lakes Creek
Bouldercombe
Gracemere
Midgee Nerimbera

GeographyEdit

The Fitzroy River bounds the suburb to the north-east. Gavial Creek, a tributary of the Fitzroy River, flows through the locality with their confluence at the north of the suburb. The land is flat and low-lying (less than 10 metres above sea level).[3]

The North Coast railway line passes along the western edge of the locality with the junction with the Central Western railway line at Rocklands railway station (23°26′11″S 150°31′13″E / 23.4364°S 150.5203°E / -23.4364; 150.5203 (Rocklands railway station)) within Port Curtis.[3][4]

As at January 2021, very little of the land has been developed with only a few small pockets of residential and industrial use.[3]

HistoryEdit

Port Curtis Road State School opened on 23 March 1875.[5]

Apart from some land south of Baxter Street, Port Curtis was completely flooded by the Fitzroy River in early January 2011.[6]

In the 2016 census Port Curtis had a population of 281 people.[1]

EducationEdit

Port Curtis Road State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Port Curtis Road (23°24′48″S 150°30′50″E / 23.4134°S 150.5140°E / -23.4134; 150.5140 (Port Curtis Road State School)).[7][8] In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 54 students with 5 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).[9] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 67 students with 5 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Port Curtis (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.  
  2. ^ "Port Curtis – suburb in Rockhampton Region (entry 49353)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Rocklands – railway station in Rockhampton Region (entry 28655)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "Port Curtis". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  7. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Port Curtis Road State School". Archived from the original on 25 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "2015 Annual Report" (PDF). Port Curtis Road State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  10. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.

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