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Petrie is a suburb north of Brisbanemarker, Queenslandmarker, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Moreton Bay Region. It is located in the North Pine Rivermarker section of its local council 24 kilometres north of Brisbane Citymarker.

The origin of the suburb name is from an early inhabitant by the name of Tom Petrie. The township was named Petrie after his death. Prior to this, the area was known as North Pine. Tom Petrie was a highly regarded individual in the area through his community work and his cooperation with the local Aboriginal inhabitants.

Petrie is a suburban village with new housing developments on land which was previously used for pine plantations and agriculture. Petrie railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Ipswichmarker, as well as Caboolturemarker and the Sunshine Coastmarker.

The residential estates of Frenchs Forest and Petrie-on-Pine are located in this area.

Economy

Large industries in Petrie include Boral Quarries and Amcor Paper Mill. The Gympie Road, Dayboro Road and Anzac Avenue roundabout junction and surrounding area encompass the town centre which includes retail, commerce and mechanical industries.

Attractions

Tourism in Petrie is mainly focused on recreation. The North Pine Country markets operate each Sunday from 8:00am – 2:00pm on Dayboro road. Recreational activities such as bushwalking, canoeing, fishing and horseriding take place. Signage at Wyllie Park on the Lawntonmarker / Petrie border provides information relating to tourism in the area.

Education

  • Petrie State School
  • Kurwongbah State School
  • Our Lady of the Way Catholic School
  • Mt Maria College


TransLink bus routes servicing Petrie



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