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Pallara - Heathwood - Larapinta

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Pallara - Heathwood - Larapinta is 4,362, with a population density of 2.35 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Pallara - Heathwood - Larapinta is bounded by a line running continuous of Brookbent Road, Brookbent Road and the locality of Willawong in the north, the Brisbane-Sydney railway line in the east, Johnson Road in the south, and Blunder Creek in the west.

Name origin

Pallara is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "flat country". Heathwood is named after an early land holder in the area. Larapinta is named from an Aboriginal word meaning either "flowing water" or "flat country".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1880s, with land used mainly for farming. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population doubling between 2001 and 2006, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Pallara - Heathwood - Larapinta is a rural, industrial and developing residential area. Rural land is used for nurseries, market gardens and farms.

Major features

Major features of the area include Glider Forest, Willawong Remediation Project, Pallara Parkland and one school.