All About Carindale
Carindale is a suburb of the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located 10 kilometres east of the CBD  and is bordered by Belmont, Carina, Carina Heights, Mackenzie, Mansfield, Mount Gravatt East and Tingalpa. As of the 2016 census, Carindale recorded 15,740 people
Carindale is represented by Ross Vasta, Steve Minnikin and Ryan Murphy at federal, state, and local levels.
Suburbs around Carindale : Carina · Tingalpa · Belmont ; Carina Heights, Chandler ; Mount Gravatt East · Mansfield · Mackenzie . Holland Park. Wynnum
Population Facts about Carindale
At the 2011 census, Carindale had 15,577 residents.At the 2016 census, Carindale had a population of 15,740. As of the 2016 census, the population of Carindale was 15,740, with 51.4% female and 48.6% male. The median age of Carindale’s population was 42 years, four years above the Australian median.
65.3% of people living in Carindale were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 66.7%; the following most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.5%, England 3.2%, China 2.8%, South Africa 2.4%, and India 1.7%.
71.5% of people spoke only English at home; the following most common languages were Mandarin 4.2%, Greek 3.6%, Cantonese 3.3%, Italian 1.7%, 1.1% Afrikaans. According to the 2016 census, Carindale has the largest Greek-Australian community of any suburb in Queensland, comprising 746 people and accounting for 4.7% of the suburb’s population.
History of Carindale
Europeans first settled the area in the 1850s, focusing on timber and agriculture.
St Gabriel The Archangel’s Anglican church was consecrated in 1958. A new church was dedicated in 1991 and consecrated in 2010
In 1973 the Carindale Nursing Home opened on Foxglove St, Mt Gravatt East, and in 1978 the developers were permitted to use Carindale as the name for the new shopping centre.
In 1980 the suburb of Carindale was established.
Carindale was the name of a housing development built in the area in 1976 and was adopted as the official name of the suburb when it was split off from Belmont in 1980.
The name itself is a combination of “Carin” from the nearby suburb of Carina and “dale”, meaning valley. The name is a combination of “Carin” and “dale”.
Places of interest In Carindale
Notable features of the suburb include a large shopping centre – Westfield Carindale, Pacific Golf Club, Belmont State School, Belmont Bushland Reserve, Belmont Private Hospital (psychiatry only), and Bulimba Creek.
Pacific Golf Club
Belmont Private Hospital
Belmont Bushland Reserve
The Gateway Motorway borders the suburb.
Along with Indooroopilly on the west, Chermside on the north side, and Upper Mount Gravatt on the south side, the suburb is a mini-CBD
The Carindale Library opened in 1999 and underwent significant renovations in 2012.
The suburb is home to Brisbane’s largest Westfield shopping centre, Westfield Carindale. This large shopping complex has over 400 stores.
History Of Westfield Carindale
Westfield Carindale is a large Queensland shopping centre in Carindale, east of Brisbane.
The centre is one of the largest shopping centres in Australia.
The centre includes over 450 specialty stores and nearly 6,000 parking spaces.
Other facilities include a food court and a state-of-the-art, luxury Glasshouse Dining Precinct.
Brisbane City Council operates a public library in Westfield Carindale.
In 1979, the 116,884 sq ft shopping centre was the largest in Brisbane (1,258,139 sq ft).
In 1996, Suncorp floated the property as Suncorp Property Trust.
In March 1999, it became the first centre in Queensland to house two major department stores in one centre.
Jones Lang LaSalle managed it for twenty years until October 1999, when Westfield Group bid for Suncorp’s 50% trust. Westfield won the bid, and the trust was renamed Carindale Property Trust.
Suncorp sold its remaining 50% as part of the Suncorp Retail Property Fund sale to the Lend-Lease Groups Australian Prime Property Fund in 2001. The trust was renamed Carindale Property Trust.
In October 2010, Westfield Carindale began a $300 million redevelopment that added approximately 22,000 square feet of retail space to the centre.
The project’s first phase opened on March 29, 2012, and included more than 75 new retail stores in a new two-story shopping centre, a Coles supermarket, and a larger Target department store relocated.
The second development phase opened on August 9, 2012, and focused on Australian and international fashion brands. The new districts featured top brands such as Adidas, Aesop, Kookai, Leona Edmiston, Marcs, Mecca Maxima, Saba and Scotch & Soda.
Other redevelopment features include a new Brisbane City Council library, a new restaurant area (The Glasshouse) and an improved parking management system with parking guidance.
Westfield Carindale also housed Queensland’s newest “Event Cinemas” complex.
In December 2013, Carindale opened its first indoor children’s play centre, “We Play,” on Level 3 near the “Go Health” gym. Parents can drop off their child for a maximum of 2 hours while they shop and have We Play staff supervise. In 2020, a new Kmart store was opened. It is located on Level 1, where David Jones used to be.
Transportation At Westfield Carindale
The Carindale Bus Station is a major transport hub, providing access to three major universities, the Redland Shire and the Brisbane CBD.
In addition, the proposed Carindale Bus Station as part of the Eastern Busway will provide additional and more efficient public transport[citation needed.
Public transport frequently travels to and from Carindale and Brisbane CBD via Old Cleveland Road and Creek Road, which lead to the South East Busway.