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Meadowbrook
Logan CityQueensland
Edeanlea Drive Meadowbrook.jpg
Edeanlea Drive, 2013
Meadowbrook is located in Queensland
Meadowbrook
Meadowbrook
Coordinates 27°39′56″S 153°08′37″E / 27.6655°S 153.1436°E / -27.6655; 153.1436Coordinates: 27°39′56″S 153°08′37″E / 27.6655°S 153.1436°E / -27.6655; 153.1436
Population 3,113 (2016 census)
 • Density 546/km2 (1,410/sq mi)
Established 1991
Postcode(s) 4131
Area 5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
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. In the 2016 census, Meadowbrook had a population of 3,113 people. The Logan Hospital and a TAFE college are located in the suburb.

History

The suburb was formed in 1991 as a subdivision of Loganlea. The Logan Hospital was opened in 1990 and the Logan campus for Griffith University and TAFE college opened in 1998.

Riverdale Park

Riverdale Park Meadowbrook
Riverdale Park, 2013

A long section of the Logan River stretching past Meadowbrook was once grazing lands. Today the flood prone area has been converted into a well-catered 10-hectare parklands. The parks entrance is in Armstrong Street. Cemented walking paths extends 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.

Transport

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.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Meadowbrook recorded a population of 3,138 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male. 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.

Education

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. The nearest secondary school is Loganlea State High School to the south in neighbouring Loganlea.

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)).

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)).

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