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Suburb Profile: Bucasia, QLD

A coastal suburb approximately 12 km from Mackay, Bucasia is a fairly new township in Queensland. Reportedly named after Reverend Father Pierre Bucas for pioneering the efforts to provide new homes to displaced Aborigines, the suburb has witnessed a massive surge in its population post-1970s. With council plans proposing building of residential projects and shopping complexes, the suburb is now one of the largest in the Mackay region. Read on for more!

bucasia suburb profile

Image: Queensland.com

The Neighbours
The age distribution of the suburb is lower than the national average, with recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics listing the median age of residents as 33 years. Of the approximate 4,771 people living in Bucasia, children aged 0-14 comprise 26.8%, while people aged over 65 account for 7.8% of the population. What was once seen as a holiday suburb is now becoming the ideal choice for young families who are looking for a coastal residential suburb.

The Commute
The most common method of transport for commuting to work is via car, with 73.3% people driving to work. A very small percentage of the population uses public transport like buses and light rail for commuting. Bus 308 operated by TRANSlink QLD runs every four hours from Mackay to Bucasia with Caneland Centre and Downie Ave near Old Shoal Point Rd as stops. Other modes of transport include taxis and the Mackay Transit Coaches that service the Mackay region.

bucasia suburb profile

Image: Caneland Central

The School Run
Primary schooling options include Bucasia State School and Eimeo Road State School. The closest high school to the suburb is the Mackay Northern Beaches State High School. CQUniversity is situated approximately 15 km from Bucasia.

Shopping For The Family
Hibiscus Shopping Centre in Bucasia is the most popular choice for locals, housing an IGA and a variety of other speciality stores for fresh produce and retail options. Other big shopping complexes are spread across the Mackay region with Caneland Central shopping centre offering over 110 specialty stores and big brands like Target, Woolworths, Myer, Coles etc and several other fine dining options. Jewellery stores, designer shops for women, kids clothing stores are also scattered across the suburb.

bucasia suburb profile

Image: The Mackay Region

What’s Going On?
For the seaside suburb it is, Bucasia’s popular recreational spot is the Bucasia Beach, with dolphin heads as the top attraction and the sandy pristine shoreline extending for kilometres. Likewise, the Bucasia Esplanade is frequented by locals for its picnic area, children’s playground, BBQ  and other recreational facilities that include a skate ramp and swings.

The Bluewater Trail is another favourite destination in the Mackay region that covers the iconic regional botanic gardens, the environmental walkway and lagoon swimming facility among other things. An exhilarating bike ride or a leisurely stroll amidst the coolingly serene regional Queensland makes for an ideal retreat for communities seeking a quick getaway. Other than these, the Mackay regional council also hosts music events, farmers markets, and art and cultural events at Artspace Mackay.

Looking to build a new house in Bucasia? Get in touch with our team on 1800 184 284 or book a call for free, expert advice on building the home that’s right for you.

Preity Bhandary

Preity is currently pursuing a Master of Global Media Communication at the University of Melbourne. She is passionate about sustainable housing and loves exploring the historic architecture of cities.

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