Innisfail Water Tower, a landmark in East Innisfail, 2005
|Population||1,828 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Cassowary Coast Region|
East Innisfail is a suburb of Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. The suburb links to the Innisfail CBD via the Jubilee Bridge over the Johnstone River and the Bruce Highway. In the 2011 census, East Innisfail had a population of 1,828 people.
The suburb has three churches, a park running along the river and East Innisfail State School. Land for the school was secured by the Department of Lands in 1935.
At the 2006 census East Innisfail had a population of 1,608.
Due to deterioration from both age and increased traffic flow, the Jubilee Bridge was closed on 19 July 2010 after concerns were raised over the safety and integrity of the structure. A new bridge was built, which opened on 2 September 2011.
In early 2011, some residents in low-lying areas of the suburb were evacuated ahead of the passing of Cyclone Yasi. Shortly after there were a number of cases of dengue fever recorded in the suburb.
East Innisfail has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "East Innisfail". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
- "New School for East Innisfail". Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954). Qld.: National Library of Australia. 22 February 1935. p. 8. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
- John Flynn (24 July 2010). "Innisfail split in half". Cairns Post.
- Innisfail Suburbs. Centre for the Government of Queensland. Retrieved on 17 May 2012
- (2 September 2011). Innisfail's Jubilee Bridge is Open to Traffic
- "Queensland's Innisfail residents full of dread as Cylone Yasi nears". news.com.au. News Limited. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- "Dengue fever spreads in north Queensland". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- "Innisfail Water Tower (entry 602757)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
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