|Population||1,172 (2006 census)|
|Location||17 km (11 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|Federal Division(s)||Division of Bonner|
During convict settlement, explorers passed through the region but it was not until 1865 that the first settlers started farming the area's rich alluvial soil.
The area takes its name from the Roche family, who emigrated from Ireland to Australia in 1860 and settled in the region.
In 1981 the Redeemer Lutheran College was established.
In previous elections, the controversy on whether a dump should be built in Rochedale or not featured heavily in some candidates' campaigns.
From 2009, Rochedale is expected to experience major growth from 1,200 residents to over 17,000 over the course of 15–20 years. This is due to 'The Rochedale Urban Community Development' where bush and farm lands have been approved by the Brisbane City Council to be turned into housing estates.
As Rochedale backs onto the Priest Gully a wildlife corridor has been set up to preserve the local flora and fauna.
The Pacific Motorway passes through western parts of the suburb. The Mt Gravatt Bus Service provides public transport services in Rochedale to surrounding areas. This bus transport is inexpensive and reliable.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rochedale (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008.
- ourbrisbane.com website, Rochedale section
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