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North Ward is a coastal suburb in Townsville in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The suburb is one of the oldest in the city but has undergone significant development over many decades. It is home to some of the city's top attractions including The Strand, the waterpark, and the rockpool. == Geography == North Ward is home to the beachside area known as The Strand, which overlooks Magnetic Island. The land is mostly flat at close to sea level except for Stanton Hill in the south of the locality (19.2551°S 146.8135°E / -19.2551; 146.8135 (Stanton Hill)) which rises to 60 metres.Kissing Point is a headland at the most northerly part of North Ward. == History == North Ward is among Townsville's oldest suburbs, dating to the 1870s. St Joseph's School opened on 29 March 1873.The Townsville Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Queensland, having been established at Kissing Point in 1893. The club relocated to Aitkenvale in 1921, and then relocated to Rosslea in 1924.At the 2011 census North Ward had a population of 5,097 people. == Heritage listings == North Ward has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 24 Cleveland Terrace: Selhurst (house) 24 Eyre Street: Second Townsville General Hospital Fryer Street: St Josephs Church 11 Fryer Street: Yongala Lodge 38-40 Howitt Street: Kissing Point Fortification 4-6 Oxley Street: former North Ward Defence Complex Paxton Street: Queens Gardens Paxton Street: School House, Townsville Grammar School Stanton Hill: Townsville Astronomical Trigonometrical Station 45 The Strand: St Patrick's Convent 11 Victoria Street: Kardinia 4-6 Warburton Street: Townsville Central State School == Amenities in North Ward == Parks: The Strand Foreshore and Park. Queens Gardens Botanical Gardens, TownsvilleSport: Townsville Sports ReserveSchools: St Patrick's College, Townsville, which opened on 1 January 1904.
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