Twin Waters, Queensland

Twin Waters is a coastal suburb of Maroochydore in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Twin Waters had a population of 2,687 people.[1]

Twin Waters
Lagoon at Twin Waters resort, 2010
Twin Waters is located in Queensland
Twin Waters
Twin Waters
Coordinates26°38′01″S 153°04′53″E / 26.6336°S 153.0813°E / -26.6336; 153.0813 (Twin Waters (centre of suburb))
Population2,687 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density584/km2 (1,513/sq mi)
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Area4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Maroochydore
Federal division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Twin Waters:
Pacific Paradise Mudjimba Mudjimba
Pacific Paradise Twin Waters Coral Sea
Maroochydore Maroochydore Maroochydore

Geography edit

Twin Waters is bounded by the Maroochy River to the south and the Coral Sea to the south-east.[3]

Much of the river frontage is preserved within the Maroochy River Conservation Park (26°38′11″S 153°05′37″E / 26.6364°S 153.0936°E / -26.6364; 153.0936 (Maroochy River Conservation Park)), which covers 174 hectares (430 acres) is managed primarily for nature conservation.[4]

Due to the L-shape of the suburb, there are three distinct areas: north-west, south-west, and south-east. The south-eastern part of the suburb is predominantly occupied by the conservation park and the Twin Waters Resort (with its own lagoon). The north-west is occupied by the Twin Waters Golf Course with some residential development. The south-west has its own lagoon connected to the Maroochy River and is a mixture of residential development and the conversation park along the river front.[3]

There is a sandy surf beach along the coast with a narrow coastal reserve immediately behind it with a public access road.[3]

History edit

The Maroochy River Conservation Park was established in 1992.[4]

Twin Waters was originally part of the suburb of Mudjimba and contains a significant canal estate. It was officially named and bounded as a separate suburb on 9 May 2003.[2]

At the 2011 census, the suburb recorded a population of 2,542.[5]

In the 2016 census, Twin Waters had a population of 2,687 people.[1]

Education edit

There are no schools in the suburb. The nearest primary school is Pacific Paradise State School in neighbouring Pacific Paradise to the north-west. The nearest secondary school is Maroochydore State High School in Maroochydore to the south.[3]

Amenities edit

There is a boat ramp and floating walkway at Nojoor Road on the north bank of Maroochy River (26°38′19″S 153°05′16″E / 26.6386°S 153.0878°E / -26.6386; 153.0878 (Nojoor Road boat ramp)). It is managed by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.[6]

Tourism edit

Twin Waters is directly 8 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport. The relaxing residential community is set in tranquil surrounds of local canal estates and a conservation park in direct access to the Maroochy River and its 1.5 km surf-patrolled beach.[citation needed]

Attractions edit

The Twin Waters Resort is at 270 Ocean Drive (26°37′53″S 153°05′50″E / 26.6315°S 153.0971°E / -26.6315; 153.0971 (Twin Waters Resort)). It features 373 rooms situated around a lagoon with conference and reception facilities.[7]

Twin Waters Golf Club is at 151 Ocean Drive (26°37′43″S 153°05′07″E / 26.6285°S 153.0852°E / -26.6285; 153.0852 (Twin Waters Resort Gold Club)). It is an 18-hole par-72 championship course. It was designed by champion golfers Peter Thomson and Mike Wolveridge in 1991.[8][9]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Twin Waters (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.  
  2. ^ a b "Twin Waters – suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48911)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Maroochy River Conservation Park Management Plan" (PDF). Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. November 1999. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 September 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Twin Waters (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 October 2014.  
  6. ^ "Recreational Boating Facilities Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Twin Waters Sunshine Coast". Novotel. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Home". Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  9. ^ "TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: Twin Waters Golf Club". Golf Australia. Archived from the original on 6 April 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2022.

External links edit

  • "Twin Waters". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.