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    Milton - Brisbane Suburb

    Milton is everything we love about Queensland. It lays 2km West of Brisbane's CBD and is home to the Suncorp Stadium where you can see the Broncos, concerts and much more. Milton is also home to the iconic XXXX Brewery and the mini Eiffel Tower.

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    Along Park Road you will find the first cafe strip of its kind anywhere in Brisbane with the La Dolce Vita Cafe being the local favourite since they opened their doors in 1989.

    Milton definitely has a cosmopolitan vibe with a mix of cafes, trendy bars and outdoor activities. You don't even need a car to get around with excellent transport options including train, bus or pedestrian access to the inner city.

    Milton was traditionally home to many original homes but there are more and more residential highrise developments appearing and so it seems to get trendier by the day. There is also a good mix of industrial, commercial and retail surrounding Park Road.

     

    Local Parks

    One of the largest parks in Milton has to be Frew Park

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    Brisbane City Council rejuvenated the former Milton Tennis Centre and Milton Bowl site into a 3.5 hectare inner city parkland. The site is located between Frew Street and Milton Road, Milton.

    Frew Park was completed  in 2014 and includes the Roy Emerson Tennis Centre, The Arena play space, Wendy Turnbull Green, picnic areas and more.

    Roy Emerson Tennis Centre

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    Named after one of Brisbane's tennis greats, the Roy Emerson Tennis Centre will include six tennis courts, a rebound court, amenities and seating with a food and beverage outlet to service park visitors.

    Tennis Gear Australia will administer the Roy Emerson Tennis Centre. For Centre enquiries and bookings:

    phone 07 3367 8585

    visit the Emerson Tennis website.

    'The Arena' playground

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    The Arena play space has been designed to suit children and young people from 10-15 years of age. It combines architectural and play components to present a play space based on the former tennis court grandstand. Play areas for younger children are incorporated into the ground level of The Arena, along with features to cater for people of all abilities to enjoy play.

    Features of The Arena include:

    a large climbing wall

    a large three metre wide, three metre high, slide

    various angled surfaces for climbing

    seating ledges for social interaction

    climbing nets and cages, including a mesh cage eight metres off the ground

    a large, curling, five metre high, slide.

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    Wendy Turnbull Green

    On 3 June 2014, Council named the large open space in Frew Park, Wendy Turnbull Green, after one of Brisbane's great sporting heroines and Queensland Sporting Hall of Fame inductee. Wendy was born and raised in Brisbane and was affectionately known as 'Rabbit' because of her court speed. She enjoyed success on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour as both a singles and doubles player. 

    Other Frew Park features include:

    shaded picnic areas and barbecue facilities

    car park with 50 car spaces

    exercise equipment

    interpretive signage and artwork showcasing the site's history.

     

    Education

    Most state schools are zoned. This is the same for Milton.

    Primary

    Milton State School (If you live left of the Suncorp stadium near Rosalie)

    Petrie Terrace (If you live on the Paddington side) 

    Out of the above Petrie has the better reputation, however please see the information below on Kelvin Grove because, personally, this is where I would send my child and they go from Prep all the way to Year 12 without changing school.

     

    Secondary

    Kelvin Grove State College

    Kelvin Grove State College is part of a unique educational precinct. It is only three kilometres from Brisbane City’s central business district. Our P-12 college seeks to provide a supportive and engaging learning environment for all. Our focus is on excellence in all areas of education. This is articulated and promoted through expectations of a strong work ethic, pride in, and recognition of, socially just practices including valuing social diversity, and civic participation. The College is convenient to public transport, adjoins the Kelvin Grove campus of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and is close to all the conveniences of the city. It is also adjacent to Kelvin Grove Urban Village. Our programs include a Year 6 and 7 High Achiever Program for high achieving students in English, Maths, Science, Art, Music, Business and Technology. A Year 8 and 9 Academic Achiever Program for students with high ability in Literacy and Numeracy. We have the largest Art Department in the state which allows students to study Visual Arts and Media Studies, art students of Kelvin Grove State College have achieved numerous art awards and won many art competitions. We offer an extremely strong Music program, including an Instrumental Program which offers a range of highly successful ensembles and encourages students to participate in choir. We have a broad curriculum base with a choice of over 50 subjects in the Senior School which is complemented by special Excellence Programs and Extension Subjects.

     

    'Now obviously if you wish to go private this opens up a wide range of excellent schools within 2km away like the Brisbane Grammar Schools or another school that excels is Stuartholme although not cheap at $16,000 a year.

    Stuartholme School is a Catholic Independent Day and Boarding secondary school for girls in Years 8-12. Situated five kilometers from Brisbane’s CBD, Stuartholme provides a well-rounded educational experience with opportunities for each girl to be the best she can be in all areas of her school-life and beyond.  
    As a School of the Sacred Heart, Stuartholme enjoys an international reputation for its supportive learning environment which fosters a sense of community and belonging for each girl.  The Goals of Sacred Heart Education articulate the forward-thinking and dynamic educational philosophy that frames and infuses the holistic educational experience.

     

    Shopping

    You have numerous boutique shops around Milton if you are searching for something special. There is also Milton Village which is a small shopping centre which includes a Super IGA. If you require a Woolworths this can be found at Paddington Shopping Centre approx 2km away.

    If you require the larger department stores but don't want to venture in to the city then head to Indooroopilly 5km away. Indooroopilly  is a major regional shopping centre in the western suburb of Indooroopilly in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It hosts over 360 specialty stores and is the largest shopping centre in the western suburbs of Brisbane, by gross lettable area, and contains the only Myer store in that region.

     

    Public Transport

    Milton Train Station is covered by the Springfield line to Redcliffe Peninsula line and Ipswich via Brisbane City to Caboolture Line.  The train in to Brisbane Central takes 5 minutes.

    Milton is serviced by bus route 470/416 https://translink.com.au/sites/default/files/assets/timetables/161212-470,416.pdf

    and

    Route 475/476

    https://translink.com.au/sites/default/files/assets/timetables/161212- 475,476.PDF

     

    Demographics 

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    Milton (4064) is a suburb of Brisbane, Western Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 2 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Milton is in the federal electorate of Brisbane.

    In the 2011 census the population of Milton was 1,987 and is comprised of approximately 50.0% females and 50.0% males.

    The median/average age of the people in Milton is 30 years of age.

    63.4% of people living in the suburb of Milton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.7% England, 3.6% New Zealand, 1.6% Ireland, 1.5% India, 1.5% South Africa, 1.3% United States of America, 1.3% Scotland, 1.2% Colombia, 1.1% China , 1.0% Nepal, 1.0% Canada, 0.9% Indonesia, 0.9% Papua New Guinea, 0.9% Malaysia.

    79.5% of people living in Milton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Spanish, 1.7% Mandarin, 1.4% Other, 1.1% Italian, 1.0% Other, 0.9% Indonesian, 0.7% French, 0.7% Portuguese.

    The religious makeup of Milton is 33.1% No religion, 27.7% Catholic, 13.1% Anglican, 6.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.1% Uniting Church, 2.1% Hinduism, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Buddhism, 1.7% Other religious affiliation .

    31.5% of people are married, 56.1% have never married and 6.8% are divorced and 2.7% are separated. There are 48 widowed people living in Milton.

    65.3% of the people living in Milton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.9% are working on a part time basis. Milton has an unemployment rate of 4.5%. 

    The main occupations of people living in Milton are 39.4% Professionals, 14.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.4% Managers, 9.3% Technicians & trades workers, 7.9% Community & personal service workers, 7.8% Sales workers, 4.0% Labourers, 2.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

    The main industries people from Milton work in are 18.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.4% Health care and social assistance, 9.1% Education and training, 8.7% Accommodation and food services, 6.5% Retail trade, 6.3% Construction, 5.4% Public administration and safety, 4.9% Financial and insurance services, 4.6% Administrative and support services.

    13.7% of homes are fully owned, and 21.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 63.6% of homes are rented.

    The median individual income is $876 per week and the median household income is $1798 per week.

    The median rent in Milton is $360 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2400 per month.

     

     

     


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