The local community describes Coolbinia as Old fashioned, safe and quite with a community spirit. To better understand what is means to be ‘a local’ our suburb profile seeks to understand the local stories Koora (past), Yeyi (present), Boordawan (future) and respond to Ngalang Maya (our place). This snapshot identifies the unique character of Coolbinia’s neighbourhood and helps the City rethink how we deliver services with a local focus.
Coolbinia, the Aboriginal word for mistletoe, was part of Mount Lawley until 1953. It was designed for green streets with low-density dwellings, reflecting different eras of residential development.
386 Walcott Street is a single-storey masonry building oriented south-west, in an open garden comprising lawn, mature trees and perimeter planting. It has rendered and painted brick walls on the exterior and a tiled roof. The front parapet wall marks the entrance to the building with a symbol of an Aesculapian Staff above the central opening. There are timber-framed double hung sashes in the rooms to the west of the entrance and timber-framed hopper windows to the south, which are shaded under a concrete hood.
The medical centre has aesthetic value as a good example of an Inter-War Functionalist style building and associated with the development of Coolbinia in the 1930s.