Suburb Profiles

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White Rock

Nearby Suburbs
Bayview Heights
Woree
Mount Sheridan


White Rock is a large suburb to the south of Cairns City. The suburb is segregated into a number of areas, including a public housing area, the Forest Gardens area, and the low-lying open space area, which was a refuse tip. White Rock is about 17mins drive south of Cairns CBD.


The People
 It has a population of 3541, which is predominantly made up of families with young and teen-aged children. There are a mix of cultures and a mix of housing, with high levels of rental properties, and low rates of home ownership.


General facilities
 There are only a number of facilities in White Rock including Bak Park. The nearest public swimming pool is at Trinity Anglican School in the suburb, which is open after hours. Other nearby swimming pools includes Woree, about 8mins drive away. The nearest library is at Earlville, about 8mins drive north.
 

Medical
There are no medical services in White Rock but the adjacent suburbs of Bentley Park, Bayview Heights and Woree offer medical, dental and pathology services. The nearest hospital is in Cairns city, about 17mins drive north.


Shopping
There are a number of convenience stores in the suburb. The nearby suburbs of Woree, Bentley Park and Mount Sheridan offer general shops. The closest major shopping centre is at Earlville, about 8mins drive north, and offers large grocery outlets, speciality stores and a cinema complex. 


Childcare
There is a kindergarten and child care centre in White Rock. The adjacent suburbs of Woree and Earlville also offer child care options. 


Schools
Trinity Anglican School has its major campus in White Rock. The adjacent suburbs of Woree and Bentley Park offer a number of schooling options including state colleges (Prep-12) and a Catholic college. There are also a number of state primary schools and catholic primary schools.


Public Transport
Sunbus provides a public transport service to the area and taxis are available.

Source: cairns.com.au, Pricefinder & our own in house research
Last updated 22.06.2017