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Brighton is the northernmost suburb of Brisbane City, Australia, located 19 kilometres (12 mi) north of the Brisbane CBD. The Nashville locality makes up much of the southwest of the suburb. Brighton features mostly suburban housing. The large nursing home Eventide, run by the Queensland Government, is within Brighton. Brighton was also home to the World War II barracks of the RAAF Air Training School between December 1940 to May 1946 and was built on reclaimed land. After this time it became The Eventide Nursing Home. More than 700 patients were transferred from Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island to the facility. It was announced in late 2012 that the nursing home will close because ensuring the aging buildings complied with building codes was uneconomic. The main pub in Brighton is the Brighton Hotel located along Beaconsfield Terrace. An early settler, Captain William Townsend, bought the Brighton Hotel and used it as his home and, once sold in 1893, it was used as an orphanage. It resumed being a hotel in 1912.
Brighton is a desirable Brisbane suburb due to both the ease of public transport, such as the train service from nearby Sandgate, and also the bayside esplanade. This peaceful parkland esplanade follows the coast between the Houghton Highway bridge and Sandgate. The esplanade is used by walkers, cyclists and families. Brighton’s beach is used by kite surfers and also walkers during low tide. The road that follows the esplanade is called Flinders Parade named after the navigator Captain Matthew Flinders who was the first European to discover the area in order to establish a penal colony for Lord Brisbane, Governor of New South Wales.
Clayfield is an inner northern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) from the Brisbane CBD. Clayfield is bordered to the north by Nundah, to the east by Ascot and Hendra, to the west by Wooloowin and to the south by Albion. Its name derives from the fine white-grey sedimentary clay mined in Albion, between Morgan and Sykes Street, used in the brickworks that once existed between Oriel Road and Reeve Street near Sandgate Road. This industry, once known as “the clay fields”, was instrumental in the residential surge of European settlement of inner-north Brisbane. Kalinga Park and the Kalinga locality lay on the northern limit. Clayfield also encompasses the locality of Eagle Junction.
Clayfield was served by an electric tram line which ran along Sandgate Road until its closure on 13 April 1969. It is now served by bus and train services from the nearby Clayfield railway station and Eagle Junction railway station. Along the capital road (Alexandra Road), a canopy of poinciana and oak trees produce a ‘New England’ canopy effect.
Tarranalma is a heritage-listed villa at 18 Tarranalma Avenue, Clayfield, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was built in 1890. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992. Tarranalma is a large two-storeyed house built in rendered brick with a corrugated iron roof. The house is surrounded by 8 feet (2.4 metres) wide verandahs on both floors, which are interrupted by four double-storey projecting bays featuring bow windows. On the ground floor the square core contains the drawing, breakfast, dining and billiard rooms around a central hallway. The hallway leads to the substantial service wing which includes the kitchen, two large pantries, two bedrooms and a bathroom. A large staircase between the dining and billiard rooms leads to four large bedrooms which repeat the layout of the main rooms below. Above the service wing are five smaller bedrooms linked to the service rooms by a staircase at the far end of the wing.
Hamilton is an inner northern suburb of the City of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, lying on the north bank of the Brisbane River along Hamilton Reach. The area is hilly with views of the Brisbane central business district. In 2013, the suburb had the highest mean taxable income of any in Queensland. Hamilton Town Hall is a heritage-listed former town hall at 36-42 Racecourse Road, Hamilton, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Montague Talbot Stanley and built from 1919 to 1920. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 6 April 2005. The entrance to the library consists of a vestibule with Art Nouveau-styled leaded glass windows and tessellated/encaustic floor tiles. Some floor tiles are replicas laid down in 2004. Only a small section of the border pattern consists of the original tiles, the others being specially made replicas laid in 2004. Panels in the French doors opening into the library and sections on either side of the doors are all matching leadlight.
Internally, the Library has been substantially altered by the removal of walls and doorways. However, the “Reliance” strongroom with steel doors remains in working order. The main windows to both street facades are original Diocletian windows and sashes. The interior features shallow coffered ceilings with plaster rose. Picture rails remain in some rooms, and the section of the library with the strongroom is half paneled. The original open verandah to the north of the library has been unsympathetically enclosed with timber boarding and glass louvres.
Chermside is a major suburb of City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The suburb is situated just 9km north of the city and is one of Brisbane’s fastest developing suburbs. Chermside is known as a mini CBD of Brisbane. It is home to the largest Westfield shopping centre in Australia, which boasts many restaurants and many international and exclusive brands.
Chermside is a key destination along Queensland Transport’s future Northern Busway, and home to Westfield Chermside, the largest Westfield shopping centre in Australia, with 3 story Myer and a 16 screen cinema complex. Together with Indooroopilly, in the west; Carindale, in the southeast; and Upper Mount Gravatt, on the south side; the suburb has been described as a mini-CBD. The Northern Busway between the Royal Children’s Hospital and Windsor was completed in August 2009, and an extra 3 km of busway between Windsor and Kedron opened in June 2012 with Airport Link and 2 new busway stations at Lutwyche and Kedron. Planning for the ultimate Northern Busway between Kedron and Bracken Ridge (including Chermside) is being revised with stages subject to funding and government priority.
Aspley is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north and about a half-hour drive north of the Brisbane central business district. It is positioned on flat ground south of Cabbage Tree Creek, centred on Little Cabbage Tree Creek and on the surrounding hills to the east and south. Aspley is primarily accessed by Gympie Road, the primary artery in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. Other primary roads are Albany Creek Road to the west and Robinson Road to the east. Public transport is provided by buses operated by Brisbane Transport, Translink, Hornibrook Bus Lines. Brisbane’s tram network originally terminated just south of Aspley on Gympie Road at Chermside. The closest railway stations are Geebung and Zillmere.
The Aspley Hypermarket, originally built by South African company Pick ‘n Pay in 1984 (owned by Yu Feng and currently managed by Retail First), has a large presence in the suburb of Aspley. This shopping centre services the residents of Aspley, as well as surrounding suburbs of Carseldine, Zillmere, Chermside West, Taigum, Bridgeman Downs and Albany Creek. In 2012, the Pick ‘n’ Pay closed permanently and a Kmart department store and the first Coles superstore in Queensland opened on the site on December 1, 2012. In 2016/17, Aspley Hypermarket underwent a significant refurbishment and now has interior upgrades and a new food court, alongside a new façade and entry decoration. The shopping centre now has a Woolworths supermarket (added in 2017) inaddiont to Coles, Aldi, Sunlit Asian Supermarket and a fresh food precinct. Additionally, Aspley Hypermarket presents a mix of major chain and local specialty retailers and a large format Kmart.
Nundah (previously called German Station) is an inner suburb in the city of Brisbane, Australia, approximately 8 kilometres north-east of the Brisbane central business district, in the local government area of the City of Brisbane. Nundah is a mixed-density residential suburb, with some light industry and a commercial retail area concentrated on Sandgate Road. It is adjacent to the suburbs of Clayfield, Northgate and Wavell Heights, and is dominated by a large ridge that runs from the northwest to the southeast. The “Nundah Village” shopping district and Nundah State School are on this ridge, while the George Bridges Tunnel bisects it along Sandgate Road. The suburb includes the locality and formerly distinct suburb of Toombul, which is centred in the south of Nundah, around Sandgate Road. Various facilities in Nundah are named after this locality, including the large shopping centre Centro Toombul, Toombul Bus Station and the Toombul railway station.
Nundah retails a traditional “shopping strip” commercial district, centred mainly along the section of Sandgate Road that has been bypassed by the Nundah Bypass. There are plenty of cafes and speciality shops, as well as some medical facilities. There is also a small shopping centre anchored by a Woolworths supermarket, which was opened in mid-2007, containing over 200 parking spots, a Subway store, a Coffee Club, and numerous other small shops. There are proposals to relocate the Nundah Library into the Nundah Village district. The current Nundah Public Library opened in 1968 and had a major refurbishment in 2016.