McDowall – 4053

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McDowall is 9km north of Brisbane city. McDowall State School, which opened in January 1975, was named before the suburb itself. It was named in honour of Colonel John McDowall who was a distinguished early settler of the area. As the population grew, Brisbane City Council considered naming the suburb Annand, after Colonel Frederick Annand, but local residents did not approve and wanted the suburb to be named after the newly opened school.

Surrounding suburbs: Arana Hills, Chermside West, Enoggera, Everton Hills, Everton Park, Stafford Heights

Council hotline: (07) 3403 8888

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McDowall Need to know

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Local Members Councillor Norm Wyndham
McDowall Ward Office
Shops 5 and 6 / 271 Appleby Rd and Rode Rd Shopping Centre, Stafford Heights 4053
Phone: (07) 3403 7690
State Members Tracy Davis MP
Electorate: Aspley
Shop 2 / 1315 Gympie Rd, Aspley 4034
Phone: (07) 3263 6703
Green waste collection Green waste collected fortnightly, alternate to the recycling collection
Recycling collection Recycling collected fortnightly on a Monday
Rubbish collection General waste collected weekly on a Monday
Watering restrictions The last remaining water restrictions in SEQ were lifted on 1 January, 2013
Bikeways Cabbage Tree Creek: cnr Hamilton Rd and Hillside Cct along Hamilton Rd to Beckett Rd and Cabbage Tree Creek, McDowall 4053
24hr medical centre Prince Charles Hospital 24hr Emergency (nearest): Rode Rd, Chermside 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4000
  Holy Spirit Private Hospital 24hr Emergency (nearest): 627 Rode Rd, Chermside 4032
Phone: (07) 3326 3320
Early learning centres Gumtree Cottage (nearest): 122 Rodgers Pde East, Everton Park 4053
Phone: (07) 3353 0244
  Goodstart Early Learning Centre: 97 Flockton St, McDowall 4053
Phone: 1800 222 543
  McDowall Village Child Care Centre: cnr Beckett and Hamilton Rds, McDowall 4053
Phone: (07) 3353 5511
Hospitals Prince Charles Public Hospital (nearest): Rode Rd, Chermside 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4000
  North West Private Hospital (nearest): 137 Flockton St, Everton Park 4053
Phone: (07) 3246 3133
  Holy Spirit Private Hospital (nearest): 627 Rode Rd, Chermside 4032
Phone: (07) 3326 3320
Library Brisbane City Council Everton Park Library (nearest): 561 South Pine Rd, Everton Park 4053
Phone: (07) 3403 8888
Police Station Brookside Shopping Centre Police Beat: Shop 118 / 159 Osborne Rd, Mitchelton 4053
Phone: (07) 3247 7022
Primary schools Northside Private Christian College (nearest): 151 Flockton St, Everton Park 4053
Phone: (07) 3353 1266
  McDowall State Primary School: 1018 Rode Rd, McDowall 4053
Phone: (07) 3872 5333
Secondary schools Northside Private Christian College (nearest): 151 Flockton St, Everton Park 4053
Phone: (07) 3353 1266
  Prince of Peace Lutheran College (nearest): 25 Henderson Rd, Everton Hills
Phone: (07) 3872 5600
  Mitchelton State High School (nearest): 754 Samford Rd, Mitchelton 4053
Phone: (07) 3550 1111
  Everton Park State High School (nearest): 680 Stafford Rd, Everton Park 4053
Phone: (07) 3354 0222
Community centres Picabeen Community Centre (nearest): 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton 4053
Phone: (07) 3354 2555
Dog parks Teralba Park (nearest): cnr Osborne and Pullen Rds, Everton Park 4053
Entertainment facilities Event Cinemas Westfield Shopping Town (nearest): cnr Gympie & Hamilton Rds, Chermside 4032
Phone: (07) 3632 5555
  Hoyts Cinemas Stafford City Shopping Centre (nearest): 400 Stafford Rd, Stafford 4053
Phone: (07) 3356 1133
Parks/Playgrounds Beckett Rd: Beckett Rd and Paramount Cct, McDowall 4053
  Boulting St: Boulting St off Beckett Rd, McDowall 4053
  Chermside Hills (nearest): Access from Paramount Crs, Goldberg Pl, Hamilton Rd, Trouts Rd and Killarney Pl, Chermside 4032 West
Features: Has playground, barbecue, half-court basketball, rebound wall, bike/walkway
  Hamilton Rd, Cabbage Tree Creek: Beckett Rd, Hamilton Rd, Speilberg St and Streisand Dve, McDowall 4053
  Hamilton Rd Quarry: Hamilton Rd (no 825), near Trouts Rd, McDowall 4053
  De Mille St: De Mille St, Hamilton Rd and Hoffman St, McDowall 4053
  Ponti St: Ponti St, off Savalas St, McDowall 4053
  Bisset Pl: Bisset Pl and Sinatra Cres, McDowall 4053
Features: Has electric barbecue, picnic area, playground
Public pool Chermside Swimming Pool: 375 Hamilton Rd (entry via Kittyhawk Drv), Chermside 4032 (nearest)
Phone: (07) 3359 6134
Public skate park Stafford Skate Park (nearest): Webster Rd, Stafford Heights 4053
Recreation facilities Stafford Indoor Skate Centre (nearest): 280 Stafford Rd, Stafford 4053
Phone: (07) 3357 4444
  Ferny Districts Amateur Fishing Club (nearest): 11 Cabrilla St, Everton Hills 4053
Phone: (07) 3353 4655
Shopping centres McDowall Village Shopping Centre: cnr Beckett and Hamilton Rds, McDowall 4053
Phone: (07) 3353 1700
Anglican Churches (nearest): cnr Buller & McIllwraith Sts, Everton Park 4053
Phone: 07) 3355 0933
Catholic Churches (nearest): 18 Halle St, Everton Park 4053
Phone: (07) 3855 3255
Lutheran (nearest): 20 Rogers Pde, Everton Hills 4053
Phone: (07) 3353 3059

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