Two Sundays ago, the Church created two new stakes in Queensland, Australia.
The Brisbane Australia Cleveland Stake was organized from the Brisbane Australia Stake and includes the following five wards: The Camp Hill, Capalaba, Cleveland, Holland Park, and Manly Wards. The Brisbane Australia Stake was realigned with the Brisbane Australia North and Brisbane Australia Centenary Stakes and now includes six wards.
The Coomera Australia Stake was organized from the Eight Mile Plains Australia and the Gold Coast Australia Stakes and includes the following six wards: The Beenleigh, Coomera, Helensvale, Nerang, Pacific Pines, and Windaroo Wards. Both the Eight Mile Plains Australia and the Gold Coast Australia Stakes now have six wards each.
Since 2000, the Church has created four new stakes in Australia - all of which were in the Brisbane area. Local members report that new move-ins from New Zealand and growth among Polynesians has driven growth in the area. There are now 34 stakes and nine districts in Australia.