Diverse properties along the Ross River
Kelso is the last of 3 suburbs along River way drive and it's also the only one of the 3 to have homes backing on to the Ross River.
Kelso was named after Scottish immigrants, and early settlers, Mary and James Kelso, who had cattle property in 1878 called Laudham Park on Five Head Creek. To make way for construction of the Ross River Dam in 1970, the Townsville City Council resumed 1620ha of the property's best grazing land. At its peak, Laudham Park stretched for more than 40,000ha along both banks of the Upper Ross River to the foothills of Mount Stuart and out to the Pinnacles part of Hervey Range. Most of what was Laudham Park is today under water due to the construction of the dam and the rest is now the suburb of Kelso. The first residential blocks started selling back in 1966.
Approximate Size: 15 square kilometres
Average property Value: $288,500
Approximate Population: 11,000
Local School Catchment
Pre-Schools: Village Kids Childrens Centre, Goodstart Early Learning Centre, St Anna's Early Education Centre
Primary Schools: Kelso Primary School, Rasmussen Primary School Ryan Catholic College
Secondary Schools: Thuringowa State High School, Ryan Catholic College
Shopping Centres: Riverway Drive corner shops
Data as of August 2017 - Aquired from RPData & Onthehouse.