Meadowbrook, Queensland

Coordinates: 27°39′56″S 153°08′37″E / 27.6655°S 153.1436°E / -27.6655; 153.1436 (Meadowbrook (centre of suburb))
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Logan CityQueensland
Edeanlea Drive, 2013
Meadowbrook is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°39′56″S 153°08′37″E / 27.6655°S 153.1436°E / -27.6655; 153.1436 (Meadowbrook (centre of suburb))
Population3,113 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density546/km2 (1,414/sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Area5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Logan City
State electorate(s)Waterford
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Meadowbrook:
Kingston Slacks Creek Slacks Creek
Kingston Meadowbrook Tanah Merah
Loganlea Loganlea Bethania

Meadowbrook is a mixed-use suburb in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Meadowbrook had a population of 3,113 people.[1] The Logan Hospital and a TAFE college are located in the suburb.


The northern and eastern border of the suburb follow Logan River and part of its tributary Slacks Creek.The Gold Coast railway line marks the southern boundary.

The Loganlea Golf Course and Logan campus of Griffith University are located in Meadowbrook. Most of the golf course is within a defined flood zone as is Lake Elleslie at the entrance to the university. Logan Hospital is located in Armstrong Road (27°40′11″S 153°08′26″E / 27.6698°S 153.1406°E / -27.6698; 153.1406 (Logan Hospital)). There is also an industrial area in the west of Meadowbrook and a large section of housing surround the hospital and adjacent TAFE college. Meadowbrook is home to Riverdale Park, a former grazing property.[3] Waterways of Slacks Creek dominate the northern sections of Meadowbrook with suburban arterial Loganlea Road heading towards the Pacific Motorway and Slacks Creek being the only road in the area. Power lines and an electrical substation have been built in the industrial area.

Riverdale Park[edit]

Riverdale Park, 2013

A long section of the Logan River stretching past Meadowbrook was once grazing lands. Farms provided milk for the nearby Kingston Butter Factory. Today the flood prone area has been converted into a well-catered 10-hectare parklands. The park's entrance is in Armstrong Street. Cemented walking paths extend up Slacks Creek towards the Logan Motorway and Tanah Merah. There are two dog-off-leash sections, facilities for large groups, playground and exercise equipment.


Main entrance, 2013

The Logan Hospital was opened in 1990. Due to growth in the area the hospital has undergone several upgrades.

The suburb was formed in 1991 as a subdivision of Loganlea.[4]

The Logan campus for Griffith University and TAFE college opened in 1998.[5]

A master plan for the suburb was being prepared by the Logan City Council in 2013.[6] The master plan was finalised in 2016.[7] It focused on health, education and wellbeing.[7] Meadowbrook was designated as a Specialist Centre in the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009–2031, dedicated to health, research and education.[8]


In the 2011 census, Meadowbrook recorded a population of 3,138 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male.[9] The median age of the Meadowbrook population was 31 years, 6 years below the national median of 37. 61% of people living in Meadowbrook were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 10.1%, England 4.8%, Philippines 1.8%, Fiji 1.1%, Malaysia 1%. 76.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.5% Hindi, 1.3% Mandarin, 1.2% Cantonese, 1.2% Vietnamese, 1.1% Tagalog.[9]

In the 2016 census, Meadowbrook had a population of 3,113 people.[1]


The suburb is crossed by a number of major transport routes. These include the Logan Motorway, Loganlea railway station for both the Beenleigh railway line and Gold Coast railway line and Loganlea Road. The suburb is serviced by the 560 and 562 Translink bus services linking the suburb to Logan Central, Springwood, Browns Plains and the Logan Hyperdome. A number of bus routes services Meadowbrook and there are two established bikeways.

Problems with illegal car parking in the streets around the hospital, TAFE and train station were addressed with increased restriction of two-hour limited parking.[10]


There are no schools in Meadowbrook. The nearest primary schools are Daisy Hill State School to the north in Daisy Hill and Waterford West State School to the south-west in Waterford West.[11] The nearest secondary school is Loganlea State High School to the south in neighbouring Loganlea.[11]

The Loganlea campus of TAFE College is at Armstrong Road (27°40′17″S 153°08′41″E / 27.6713°S 153.1448°E / -27.6713; 153.1448 (TAFE Queensland Loganlea campus)).[11]

The Logan campus of Griffith University is at University Drive (27°39′52″S 153°09′07″E / 27.6644°S 153.1520°E / -27.6644; 153.1520 (Griffith University Logan campus)).[11]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Meadowbrook (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Meadowbrook – suburb in City of Logan (entry 45278)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Riverdale Park". Parks Directory. Logan City Council. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Meadowbrook". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.
  5. ^ Howells, Mary. Logan Regional History (PDF). Logan City Council. pp. 98–99. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Meadowbrook". Structure Plans and Master Plans. Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Place-based projects: Meadowbrook". Logan City Council. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Structure Plans & Master Plans". Logan City Council. Archived from the original on 5 February 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  9. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Meadowbrook (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 December 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ Heidi Braithwaite (10 May 2013). "Park restrictions around major Meadowbrook facilities will improve safety following an abundance of fines". News Ltd. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  11. ^ a b c d "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 1 April 2020.

External links[edit]

  • "Meadowbrook". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.