Thuringowa Central, Queensland

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Thuringowa Central
Townsville,  Queensland
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Population2,023 (2016 census)
 • Density1,012/km2 (2,620/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4817
Area2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Thuringowa
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Thuringowa Central:
Kirwan Kirwan Kirwan
Kirwan Thuringowa Central Kirwan
Condon Douglas Douglas

Thuringowa Central is a suburb of Townsville in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. [1] In 2016 census, the population of Thuringowa Central was 2,023. [2]

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Geography

Shaped like an inverted letter "T", Thuringowa Central consists of residential housing in the north, commercial building in the centre and south-west, and recreational areas along the Ross River in the south-east. [3]

History

Thuringowa Central was the central business district of the former City of Thuringowa before its amalgamation with the adjacent City of Townsville in 2008.

When Thuringowa was a city most visitors did not know the location of the city's centre, so in 2004 the Thuringowa city Mayor developed the city centre masterplan to complement the Riverway project. [4]

The Thuringowa Central library opened in 1986 and underwent a major refurbishment in 2016. [5]

In 2016 census, the population of Thuringowa Central was 2,023. [2]

Facilities

Thuringowa Central is the location of the headquarters public library for CityLibraries Townsville and is situated at 86 Thuringowa Drivel. [6] Services offered include community meeting rooms and free public wifi. [7] Access to the Library collections, services and events can be found on the CityLibraries Townsville website. [8]

The Willows Shoppingtown in Kirwan is a nearby major retail centre. One of the two Townsville Council Chambers, Thuringowa Soundshell, and Reading Cinemas are located in this suburb.

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References

  1. "Thuringowa Central - suburb in City of Townsville (entry 45229)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government . Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Thuringowa Central (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 April 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  3. "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland . Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. http://www.thuringowa.qld.gov.au/council/departments/planning/masterplan.htm%5B%5D
  5. "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 16. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  6. "Public Libraries Connect Directory of Public Libraries". Public Libraries Connect. 10 April 2014. Archived from the original on 24 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  7. "Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. November 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  8. "City Libraries Townsville". City Libraries Townsville. Archived from the original on 24 June 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.

Coordinates: 19°19′S146°44′E / 19.317°S 146.733°E / -19.317; 146.733