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Redbank

Redbank - 25 km west of Brisbane.

Redbank is a suburb approximately 25 kilometres (16 miles) south-west of Brisbane CBD, the capital of Queensland, Australia. 

Its local government area is the City of Ipswich. 

Redbank should not be confused with the adjoining suburb of Redbank Plains to the south.

At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 1,605.

The origin of the suburb name is from a description of the area provided by Major Edmund Lockyer whilst exploring in a boat along the Brisbane River who noted the "red banks" adjacent to the river.

The Redbank - Bundamba Loop Line comprised a series of railway sidings serving coal mines in the area.

Redbank State School.
Education
The historic Redbank State School on Brisbane Road opened in 1881 remains open to this day.

Hotels
Two hotels are located in Brisbane Road.

They are the Kerwick Hotel and the Commercial Hotel, both over 100 years old.




Kerwick Hotel, Redbank.
The Kerwick Hotel  is named after Nicholas Kerwick who was born in Kilkenny Ireland but spent most of his youth in the north of England. 

He came to Ipswich and worked on the Brisbane Valley Railway line, then lived at Redbank for several years. 

Later he became the licencee of the One Mile Hotel.




Commercial Hotel Redbank.
Transport
Redbank railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane CBD, Ipswich and Rosewood. 

The Redbank train station has a Queensland Police Service Rail Squad stationed on platform 2, near the ticket office.

Redbank Railway Station.

Redbank railway station is located on the Main line in Queensland, Australia.

It serves the Brisbane suburb of Redbank.

Redbank station is beside the large Redbank Railway Workshops, where most of Aurizon's diesel locomotives are repaired and maintained, and where all wagons are made and repaired. 

The workshops also repair and overhaul Citytrain electric multiple units

Near the station are coal train wagon storage roads used for the Jondaryan and McCallister coal mines, west of Toowoomba.

The Redbank Railway Workshops have been operating in the suburb since 1958.

Shopping
Redbank Plaza.
The landmark Redbank Plaza opened in September 1985 and is a major shopping centre adjacent to the Ipswich Motorway at Redbank. 

It was the first major centre established in Ipswich's eastern suburbs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redbank,_Queensland

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redbank_railway_station

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