Larapinta, Queensland

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Larapinta
BrisbaneQueensland
Paradise Road Larapinta wildlife (8075371382).jpg
Birdlife along Paradise Road, 2011
Larapinta is located in Queensland
Larapinta
Larapinta
Coordinates 27°38′S 153°0′E / 27.633°S 153.000°E / -27.633; 153.000Coordinates: 27°38′S 153°0′E / 27.633°S 153.000°E / -27.633; 153.000
Population 0 (2011)[1]
Established 1970
Postcode(s) 4110
Location 20 km (12 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Algester
Federal Division(s) Division of Oxley
Suburbs around Larapinta:
Pallara Pallara Algester
Heathwood Larapinta Parkinson
Forestdale Forestdale Hillcrest

Larapinta is a suburb located in the southern regions of Brisbane, on the boundary with Logan City. The suburb is sparsely populated, being mostly bushland, save for the recent industrial development. The industrial area has become a new addition to the expansion of Brisbane's industry, including the purpose built South Brisbane Industrial Park in nearby Heathwood.

Larapinta means "flowing water" and was so named because the north and west of the suburb is bounded by Oxley Creek.[2] Sand-mining has occurred in the area, resulting in a change of course for the main stream of the creek.

The Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor passes along the eastern border of the suburb.[2] The Logan Motorway bisects the suburb in an east/west direction. In the south the Glider Forest Conservation Area has been created to protect a large tract of bushland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Larapinta (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. p. 157.