Annandale is a suburb of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. It borders the southern side of Ross River. It is the biggest suburb of Townsville and thus the most populated in the city. It was the biggest planned Housing development in Townsville City, which started construction in the mid-1970’s and was completed in early 2005, Annandale is one of Townsville’s newest suburbs and is home to some of Townsville’s wealthy, who live more toward the riverbank. Before the 2006 Queensland state election, Annandale was part of the Electoral district of Burdekin, but just prior to the 2006 state election, the suburb became part of the Electoral district of Mundingburra.
In 2006 there were 1624 registered dogs in Annandale, seven out of every ten homes owned at least one dog, this is the highest density of dogs of Townsville suburbs.
William Ross has a student count from grades 8 through to 12 of 1004 students which continues to rise annually, particularly considering the school’s locality for defence families.
William Ross also services predominantly the suburbs of Annandale, Stuart, Wulguru, Cluden, Serene Valley, Alligator Creek, Cungulla, Oak Valley, Woodstock, Calcium, Idalia, Oonoonba and Fairfelid waters