Moreton Bay and foreshore reserve, 2014
|Population||3,256 (2016 census)|
|Location||17 km (11 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane (Wynnum Manly Ward)|
Lota is an eastern outer coastal suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Lota is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) east of the CBD. The suburb is of primarily post-war residential make-up but is gradually being developed with modern beachside properties.
This part of Moreton Bay was originally occupied by the semi-nomadic Mipirimm people of Quandamooka.
Most of the land of Lota was acquired by early settler Irish-born William Duckett White in 1862, following sub-division of the lands from Lytton to Fig Tree Point (Lota). The suburb is named after White's house 'Lota House', built in 1863.
St Agnes' church was dedicated on 16 May 1957 by Archbishop Halse. Its closure was approved on 21 January 1994 by Assistant Bishop Wiliams. The building was moved to Alexandra Hills Parish.
In the 2011 census, Lota recorded a population of 3,255 people.
Lota has one heritage-listed site.
The south and east of the suburb is dominated by the mudflats and mangrove wetlands of Lota Creek and Moreton Bay. To the west and north, the land rises towards the heights of Manly and Manly West.
Lota railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Cleveland. In 1960, the railway line between Lota and Cleveland was closed, leaving Lota as the terminal until re-opening of the line in stages between 1983 and 1987.
Lota is home to several key amenities, including Bayside PCYC, Bayside United Soccer Club, Lota State School and Melaleuca Environmental Park. The Lota Foreshore Park (Lota Camping Reserve) is a large bay-front park that stretches along the eastern edge of the suburb, with playgrounds, barbecuing facilities, boat ramps and a sculpture park. A boardwalk crosses Lota Creek from Whites Road to Chelsea Road in Ransome.
At the local level, Lota is in the Wynnum-Manly ward of the Brisbane City Council, represented by Cr Peter Cumming since March 1994. At the state level, Lota is within the Lytton electorate, a traditionally safe Labor seat, held by Joan Pease. LNP MP Ross Vasta has held the Federal electorate of Bonner since 2010.
Lota State School was opened on 29 January 1952.
In the 2011 census, Lota recorded a population of 3,255 people, 50.6% female and 49.4% male.The median age of the Lota population was 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian median. 74.9% of people living in Lota were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 7.8%, New Zealand 4.9%, South Africa 1.2%, Scotland 0.9%, Ireland 0.7%. 92.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% German, 0.3% French, 0.2% Punjabi, 0.2% Japanese, 0.2% Italian.
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