Wellington Point – About

Wellington Point – About

Background

Wellington Point, located in the north-east of Redland City is bounded by Moreton Bay in the north, Hilliards Creek in the east, the suburb of Alexandra Hills, the creek, McDonald Road, Cherry Street, Allenby Road and Balmoral Street in the south, and the suburb of Birkdale, Old Cleveland Road East, Tarradarrapin Creek Wetlands, Tulloch Drive, Pitt Road, Collingwood Road, Hardy Road, Badgen Road, Birkdale Road and Thomas Street in the west. Wellington Point has a land area of 973 hectares or approximately 10km2. Wellington Point is named after the Duke of Wellington.

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming. The Point itself was a popular recreational area for campers and day trippers from Brisbane and beyond. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, aided by the construction of the railway line from Brisbane to Cleveland. Significant residential development did not occur until the late 1960s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population doubling between 1991 and 2006 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area. Population and housing growth slowed between 2006 and 2011. Today, Wellington Point is a residential area, with substantial conservation and open space areas.

Major features of the area include Geoff Skinner Wetlands, Valley Road Wetlands, Wellington Point Constructed Wetlands, Horizon Shopping Centre, Apex Park, Brock Park, Doug Tiller Reserve, E G W Wood Sports Ground, Redlands Sporting Club, Wellington Point Reserve, William Forsyth Park, Wellington Point Recreation Hall and a number of schools.