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Windsor QLD


Postcode: 4030

Windsor is an inner northern suburb of Brisbane. It is largely residential, featuring many old Queenslanders, although there is also considerable retail commercial activity, primarily concentrated along Lutwyche and Newmarket Roads.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman is a resident of the suburb.

Prior to December 1968 the suburb was served by frequent Brisbane City Council tram services along Lutwyche Road, with routes converging from Chermside, Kalinga (until 1962), Stafford, and Grange the latter tram line branching off Lutwyche Road at Maygar street, on the border of Lutwyche and Windsor. These services combined to provide the suburb with an off-peak service of a tram every 2½ minutes along Lutwyche Road in the late 1950s.

Two former tramway electrical substations remain features of Lutwyche Road, near Albion Road. One of these now houses the heritage collection of the Queensland Electrical Engineers Association.

The southern part of Windsor in and around Swan Terrace was known as “Swan Hill” and was named after an early landowner.

Downey Park, the so-called “home of women’s sport in Brisbane” is located in Windsor.

The 1974 floods affected the suburb. Various streets close to Breakfast Creek were affected.

The North-South Bypass Tunnel will emerge close to Campbell Street, Bowen Hills. Several businesses along Lutwyche Road in Windsor have been resumed as part of this process and as part of the inner-northern busway project. Several of these businesses have protested the City Council’s moves.