Suburb Profile Reports


4575 - Kawana

Kawana Waters was the name given to a residential land development scheme in the coastal area of Landsborough Shire between Point Cartwright and Currimundi Creek. It was famed for its heathland wild flowers.

During World War II the area was used as a firing range. In the late 1950s the Landsborough Shire Council and the Queensland Government entered into a development lease of their combined landholding (3826 acres) with Alfred Grant Pty Ltd, the owner of a small adjoining parcel. The plan was for the Kawana Island residential development separated from the mainland by a tidal waterway from Currimundi Creek to Mooloolah River. Hydrological problems defeated the plan, and the island became 'Kawana Waters'.

The name was proposed by Alfred Grant who launched early land releases. The credit squeeze compelled him to withdraw and the Kawana Estates Pty Ltd continued the project. Grant had also persuaded the government to allot suburban names including Buddina, Warana, Bokarina & Wurtulla along the Kawana Waters coastline, and those names came into play as subdivisions were released.

The name continues with Kawana Waters State College (1986) in Bokarina and Kawana Shoppingworld (1980) in Buddina.

Today the area is linked to the site of the governments upcoming training hospital. The hospital is scheduled to open in late 2016. The project will create thousands of jobs during and after construction and be the catalyst for local commercial and residential development in the surrounding area.

Kawana is ideal for those looking for :-
  • Affordable Beachside Homes
  • Upmarket Waterfront Homes
  • Affordable Waterfront Units
Census Date 2006
Population 20316
Area 17.8km2