Table of contents
- Bentley Park Queensland
- Bentley Park Queensland History
- Bentley Park Queensland Map
- Bentley Park School
- Public Transport in Bentley Park Queensland
- Bentley Park Crime
- Bana Gidarja Creek
- Sport and Recreation
- Bentley Park Queensland FAQs
Bentley Park Queensland
Bentley Park in Queensland is a suburb on the south-side of Cairns. Indeed, with a population of almost 10,000 it is an important locality.
Bentley Park Queensland History
During the late 1990s the part of Edmonton, north of Blackfellow’s Creek, was partitioned off as a new suburb, called Bentley Park.
Subsequently, as a result of strong population growth, this suburb has become one of the larger suburbs in the Cairns region.
Bentley Park Queensland Map
Bentley Park School
There are two significant education facilities in the suburb.Indeed Bentley Park College is one of the largest education facilities in Cairns. Indeed this state funded school is a valuable resource for the fast growing Cairns southern corridor.
There is also a school on Robert Road in Bentley Park Qld. Indeed St Therese is a catholic primary school with a proud history. Consequently it is a small suburban school with a strong sense of community.
Public Transport in Bentley Park Queensland
The suburb is well serviced by a state funded bus service. Consequently, there are numerous bus stops in the suburb. Robert Road is particularly well serviced by buses.
Bentley Park Qld Cycle and Pedestrian Access
Furthermore, the suburb is very well serviced by ‘shared pathways’ that support cycle and pedestrian access. It also connects to the Cairns Southern Cycleway for those wanting to take longer journeys on a safe off-road cycleway.
Bentley Park Crime
There are pockets of significant social disadvantage in the suburb. These problems are exacerbated by a lack of public housing and a lack of services to many of the disadvantaged youth in the suburb. This has led to ‘spikes’ in the rates of youth crime, which never fails to attract media attention.
Most crime in the suburb takes the form of ‘break and enter’ and theft. This includes theft of motor vehicles, so be sure to lock up properly and keep your keys in a safe place.
Bana Gidarja Creek
Bana Gidarja Creek, formerly known as Blackfellow Creek, travels along the southern border of this suburb. As a result, the creek separates the suburb from the township of Edmonton.
Sport and Recreation
Bentley Park Queensland is home to a number of sporting clubs including South Cairns Cutters AFL. Indeed the ‘cutters’ are a real force in the local AFL competition. Another club particularly popular with children is the South Cairns Gymnastics Club.
Located at 66-76 Robert Rd, Todd Park is a Council park with children’s play equipment. It also has expansive green fields and skate park/bmx facilities.
Skeleton Creek runs along the northern boundary of the park. In addition, there are benches, a drinking fountain, bins and a small car park accessed from Robert Road.
Pubs and Clubs
South Cairns Sports is the only licensed club in the suburb, with cold beer and good food. The club is located at 57-59 Robert Rd (on the corner with Bicentennial Drive).
Bentley Park Queensland FAQs
The postcode is 4869.
Bentley Park is just south of Cairns. Only 15 minutes from Cairns CBD, it lies between the town of Edmonton and the suburb of Mount Sheridan.
There is no post office in this suburb. However, there are post offices in the nearby suburbs of Edmonton (south) and Mount Sheridan (north).
The suburb lies within the Local Government Municipality of Cairns Regional Council. Furthermore, it is in Division 2 of the Council representational area.
The area also falls within the State Electorate of Mulgrave and the Electorate of Leichhardt in the Australian Parliament.
- Cairns Flooding
- Edmonton Qld
- Mount Peter
- Mount Sheridan
- Packers Camp
- Public Murals
- White Rock
- Wrights Creek