About Walter Taylor Ward
Walter Taylor Ward encompasses Indooroopilly, Fig Tree Pocket, Taringa, St Lucia and parts of Chapel Hill, Toowong and Kenmore.
The Ward is bordered by its dominant natural feature; the Brisbane river and is situated in Brisbane's south-west. It includes a mix of inner-city medium density units and townhouses in the suburbs of Taringa and Indooroopilly, with the country feel of large blocks of land in Fig Tree Pocket.
Walter Taylor Ward takes its name from a local resident and engineer who was instrumental in the construction of the historic Indooroopilly Bridge, which was later renamed in his honour. Opened in 1936, the Walter Taylor Bridge links Indooroopilly and the suburbs in Brisbane's north with Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood and Corinda in the south.
Walter Taylor has a diverse population with people coming from all walks of life. Because of their proximity to the University of Queensland, Indooroopilly and Taringa have large seasonal student populations. Other suburbs in the Ward, including Chapel Hill and Fig Tree Pocket, have a high percentage of families and professionals.
Walter Taylor's residents are among Brisbane's most community minded with a wide range of support groups and organisations actively working for the benefit of their neighbourhoods. Bushcare, parks and recreational groups are common, as are community groups such as Lions, Rotary, Girl Guides and Scouts. Walter Taylor is alive with activity and brimming with community spirit. You can stay in touch with the local community by signing up for the Walter Taylor Ward e-newsletter.
The Ward has a number of thriving suburban business centres, dominated by the Indooroopilly business district centered on Station Road and Coonan Street.
One of Brisbane's only public golf courses is situated in Walter Taylor on the corner of Indooroopilly Road and Hillside Terrace. Other sporting and recreational grounds include the Cubberla Creek Reserve on Fig Tree Pocket Road in Chapel Hill and Jack Speare Park in Indooroopilly.