Towns in Australia

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Newmarket QLD


Postcode: 4051

Newmarket is an inner north-western suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 5km from the Brisbane central business district (CBD) and is surrounded by the suburbs of Alderley to the north, Ashgrove to the west, Kelvin Grove to the south, and Wilston to the east. It is an older, mostly residential suburb containing pre-war and post-war homes, including many fine examples of the Queenslander style of home. Over the last few years, some medium-density townhouses and unit blocks have appeared as well.

Being so close to the Brisbane central business district (CBD), Newmarket is served by several forms of public transport options, as well as public roads. Enoggera Road is a six-lane arterial road, radiating out from the CBD, and passes through the middle of the suburb from Enoggera Creek in the south, to Alderley in the north. Newmarket Road also serves the local area, providing an east-west connector between Enoggera Road and Lutwyche Road at Windsor.

Newmarket offers a number of options to locals and nearby residents. The Brisbane City Council operates a public swimming pool in Sedgeley Park, on Alderson Street. Enoggera Creek, which forms the southern boundary of Newmarket, contains a linear park and bikeway. The suburb has several sporting ovals, including Spencer Park, which is home to Brisbane City Football Club and Windsor Royals Baseball Club, and McCook Park, which is home to Newmarket Soccer Football Club.

The first stage of the Newmarket Shopping Centre opened in 2005. The shopping centre contains a Coles Supermarket, Nando’s, Subway, Gloria Jean’s and several specially stores. There are plans to build a cinema complex at this site in the near future.