North Lakes is a residential suburb formally named in 2006. It is 26 km north of Brisbane, in the Pine Rivers district.
The area was previously Mango Hill (see separate entry), and part of that place near the intersection of Anzac Avenue and the Bruce Highway was a residential estate designed around artificial lakes. North Lakes College and the Westfield North Lakes shopping centre were opened in 2002-03. North Lakes golf course is on the western border of the housing area.
Most of Mango Hill's built-up area was named North Lakes in 2006, although the North Lakes environmental park next to Saltwater Creek remains in Mango Hill.
There are a Council library, leisure centre and pool in the vicinity of the shopping centre, and the State college and The Lakes College, (private, 2005) are to the north-east. There are reservations for an arterial road (approximately duplicating the Bruce Highway) through North Lakes, and for a railway through Mango Hill. The route of the arterial road crosses Anzac Avenue beside the Mango Hill Light Horse Memorial, North Lakes.
Mango Hill entry