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Maroubra is a beachside suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 10km south-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Randwick and is considered to be part of the Eastern Suburbs region. Maroubra Junction is a locality in the centre of the suburb.
Maroubra is the largest suburb in Randwick City (in both size and population) and also contains the largest town centre (Maroubra Junction), the Bowen Library and multi-purpose centre and the largest Council park (Heffron Park). The Maroubra population is similar to the Randwick City average, with higher proportions of 20-34 year olds and fewer children and older people. Maroubra had slightly more family households, married people and widowed people. There was a lower proportion of flats in Maroubra overall than the Randwick City average, with flats mainly occurring in the eastern coastal section of the suburb and in Maroubra Junction. More people spoke a language, other than English, at home than the average with the most popular languages being Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Greek and Indonesian.
Anzac Parade leads directly from the city to Maroubra Junction via the University of New South Wales (near Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick). If traffic is heavy on Anzac Parade (particularly during peak hour and special events at the football stadiums) then Wentworth Avenue allows access to the highway system (M5, Eastern Distributor and the airport).
Anzac Parade is a major public transport corridor. Regular bus services run from the junction to the city, railway, Eastgardens, airport, university and hospital. Less regular services depart from Maroubra Beach to the city and the railway.
Trams previously ran from Maroubra Beach to Railway Square and Circular Quay, but the system was closed in 1961
1a Fenton Avenue, Maroubra 2035
Betawi Indonesian Restaurant
Shop 304 116 Maroubra Road, Maroubra 2035
Shop 303 116 Maroubra Road, Maroubra 2035
Cheung Sing Chinese Restaurant
2 Piccadilly Place, Maroubra 2035
Flavour Of North India
878 Anzac Parade, Maroubra 2035
The Promenade Marine Parade, Maroubra 2035
The Palms Restaurant
Maroubra Rsl Club 946 Anzac Parade, Maroubra 2035
Arthur Byrne Park,
Named after Arthur Byrne, alderman for the Central Ward 1957-1962. First dedicated in 1910 (see Byrne Crescent).
Coral Sea Park,
Created in 1947 on the site of the old Maroubra Speedway. The Park, and surrounding streets were named after the Battle of the Coral Sea, 1942, and Allied warships which participated in that battle. The Speedway itself was opened in 1925 and closed several years later.
Named after the former Premier of N.S.W. and local member, Robert Heffron. Work commenced on the park in 1972. Previously, the area was used as a Navy stores and later, a hostel for migrants. Originally, the area was a swamp.
Jack Vanny Memorial Park,
Named after John Francis Vanny, alderman for the Central Ward 1971-1983 Deputy Mayor 1980-1981. First dedicated 1959 (see Vanny Place).
Named after Richard Thomas Latham, Randwick’s Town Clerk 1938-1963. First dedicated in 1948. Prior to this, the area was part of the Randwick Rifle Range.
Appears to have been created in May 1924 and probably named after Henry Francis Nagle. One source has the park being notified for public reserve 29/12/1933.
Named after R. A. Popplewell.
Created in the 1970s and named after a nearby quarry.
Named after James Snape The park was created in 1908.
Housing in Maroubra
There are approximately 10896 dwellings in Maroubra, the majority of these (39%) are were flats, with one to three storey flats accounting for 28% of dwellings and flats with four plus storey accounting for 11% of dwellings. Separate houses accounted for 33% of dwellings and semi-detached housing 19%. Maroubra has a slightly higher proportion of separate houses than the Randwick City average (28%) and a lower proportion of flats (39% compared with the Randwick City average of 48%), reflecting the diverse residential character of the suburb.
Tenancy and Home Ownership
Maroubra has a higher proportion of dwellings that are fully owned than the Randwick City average (38.7% compared with 34.6%) and slightly fewer dwellings that are being purchased (13.6% compared with 14.4%). The suburb has a significantly lower proportion of private rentals to the Randwick City average (27.0% compared to 34.2%). However, there is more public housing located in the suburb (approximately 11.5% of housing compared to 7.1% for Randwick City average). The majority of this public housing is located in the Coral Sea Estate.