Birdlife along Paradise Road, 2011
|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|
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. 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. 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.
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