Bundamba, Queensland facts for kids
Harold Street, 2015
|LGA(s)||City of Ipswich|
|State electorate(s)||Electoral district of Bundamba
Electoral district of Ipswich
Bundamba stretches from the Bremer River to the north, across Brisbane Rd, the main arterial link to the Ipswich Motorway, to the Cunningham Highway in the south. The suburb consists of residential and industrial areas, with a variety of shops lining Brisbane Rd.
The origin of the suburb name is from the Yugarabul Aboriginal language meaning place of the stone axe. It was initially written as Bundumba, then Bundanba, and then on 30 January 1932, the name was officially standardised as Bundamba.
Bundamba State School Opened on 5 February 1873. Bundamba State High School opened on 27 January 1970 and was renamed Bundamba State Secondary College on 1 January 2003.
The Redbank - Bundamba Loop Line comprised a series of railway sidings serving coal mines in the area. A spur line splits from the main track at Bundamba station, and heads to the Swanbank Power Station. Steam trains operated by Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway run monthly between Bundamba Racecourse station and Swanbank station.
Bundamba railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Ipswich and Rosewood via Ipswich. The standard off peak trains heading for the city depart every 14 and 44 past the hour.
Parks and sports facilities
- Ipswich Racecourse
- Ipswich Knights Soccer Club
- Ten Pin Bowling and Roller Skating Centre
- Bundamba Swim Centre Public Pool
- Rotary Park
- Alfred Seymour Park
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