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Petrie

About Petrie

The suburb of Petrie is now a suburban village built on land that was once used for pine plantations and agriculture, which gives it a slightly rural feel. Petrie has a small-town country feel but has all the amenities professionals and families could need. A number of parks, playgrounds and lakes make getting outdoors easy without even having to leave the suburb.

Facilities

The Petrie railway station provides access to regular train services to Brisbane, Ipswich, Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.

The town centre includes establishments; such as retail, commerce, cosmetology, health, education, sport and mechanical industries and establishments. There are also police, fire brigade and ambulance establishments in the town centre.

Education

USC Moreton Bay opened in 2020 on the former Petrie Paper Mill site. This university is the first full-service university campus in the Moreton Bay Region, delivering more education opportunities for local students.

Primary educational facilities include Our Lady of the Way Catholic Primary School, Petrie State School and Kurwongba State School. Mt Maria College is the only secondary educational facility in Petrie, however more schools can be found in neighbouring suburbs.

Things to see and do in Petrie

  • Mungarra Reserve
  • Sweeney Reserve
  • Wyllie Park
  • Youngs Crossing Park
  • Old Petrie Town

History of Petrie

The origin of the suburb name can be traced back to an early inhabitant, Tom Petrie. Tom Petrie was a highly regarded individual in the area through his community work and his cooperation with the local Aboriginal inhabitants. The suburb was named Petrie a year after his death in 1911, previously it had been known as North Pine.

Petrie became increasingly urbanised during the 1970s, following on from the initial boost given by the completion of the Australian Paper Mills factory east of the railway station in 1957.

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