Salisbury is a residential suburb of Brisbane and is located nine kilometres south of the Brisbane CBD. It is surrounded by the neighbouring suburbs of Moorooka, Tarragindi, Rocklea, Nathan, Archerfield, and Coopers Plains. Many main road run through the area or along the suburbs boundaries. These include Beaudesert Road, Evans Road, Riawena Road, Kessels Road, Orange Grove Road, Toohey Road, Tarragindi Road, Henson Road, and more. The south western boundary runs along the railway line while the northern boundary extends into Toohey Forest Park. The Rocky Water Holes Creek runs westwards through the suburb of Salisbury. Salisbury was originally known as Rocklea East and did not get its name until 1885 when the railway station was opened on the South Coast railway line. The name originated from a property in Rocklea that was named ‘Salisbury’ which was owned by William Coote, a journalist and historian. Salisbury was an area which was intensively farmed and settlement was encouraged once the South Coast railway was opened. Following this, in 1889, a post office was opened, in 1920, a primary school, and a progress association hall in 1921. The suburb remained mostly rural until after the Second World War and because of the area’s comparative remoteness, a number of munition factories were built within the area along Evans Road. Until 1969, when they were closed, tram lines that ran from the City to Moorooka were extended in 1941 to service the munition factories. By the 1990s, the industrial sites were dying and the munitions area was redeveloped for industrial and commercial uses, while the railway workshops were stripped and repaired for the Yeronga TAFE campus. Substantial residential development occurred during the years after the war and Salisbury saw a rapid growth from the 1960s.
Filled with Facilities
Currently, Salisbury is an established residential and industrial suburb and its northern area is taken up by a substantial amount of parklands. Salisbury is home to some major features. These include Toohey Forest, Toohey Mountain, The Construction Training Centre, SkillsTech Australia, Life Church, Russ Hall Park, plus a variety of local shops, schools, sporting facilities and clubs, and aged care facilities. Salisbury is filled with some high quality schools, as well as schools in neighbouring suburbs. Some of these schools include Brisbane Christian College, St Pius X Catholic Primary School, Salisbury State School, Coopers Plains State School, Robertson State Primary School, Wellers Hill State School, St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School, Moorooka State School, St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School, Rocklea State School, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School, St Thomas Moore College, and many more. Not only are there early learning, primary, and secondary education facilities within Salisbury and its surrounding suburbs, but there is also a tertiary study facility in close proximity. Salisbury is situated next to Griffith University’s Nathan Campus.
As well as high quality educational facilities, Salisbury is home to many fantastic parks and recreational facilities. Some of these parks include Arthur Lewis Place, Assembly Street Park, Bill Moore Park, Kellett Road Park, Lillian Avenue Park, Rosebank Square, Salisbury Recreation Reserve also known as Russ Hall Park, Toohey Forest Park, Wilcox Park and more. These parks have some great amenities including fitness and exercise equipment, soccer/football fields, barbeques, picnic areas, playgrounds, half court with netball hoops, cricket facilities, off leash dog areas, fitness circuits, netball facilities, restoration sites, shared pathways, bikeways, pathway and track networks, and more. As well as this, some of the parks are home to some clubs and organisations such as the Toohey Mountain Reservoir, Salisbury Bowls Club, Salisbury and District Senior Citizens Centre, Rocky Waterholes Catchment Group and more.
Getting to and from Salisbury is an easy and seamless task. The area is serviced by a number of bus routes that connect to the Brisbane CBD as well as surrounding areas. This is as well as being served by the Salisbury railway station which provides regular access to the Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Beenleigh. As well as this, the housing in Salisbury are all on various sized blocks of land. Houses range from traditional Queenslander style homes on 800m2 of land to more modern style homes on 400m2 of land. Salisbury is constantly undergoing developments and renewals that see many families attracted to the area.
Salisbury, like most of Australia, is a very multicultural suburb. Census data revealed that approximately 68% of Salisbury residents were born in Australia while the next most common countries of birth included India, New Zealand, England, China, and Vietnam. The data also revealed that approximately 74% of people living in Salisbury spoke only English at home. The next most common languages included Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Spanish, and Gujarati.
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