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Upper Mount Gravatt

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Upper Mount Gravatt is 9,840, with a population density of 23.34 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Upper Mount Gravatt is bounded by Mount Gravatt Outlook Reserve, Logan Road and Broadwater Road in the north, Newnham Road, Logan Road and Bulimba Creek in the east, and the Pacific Motorway in the south and west.

Name origin

Upper Mount Gravatt is named after the mountain, which was named after Lieutenant George Gravatt, Commandant at Moreton Bay Penal Settlement in 1839.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used for grazing, fruit growing and general farming. Population was minimal until the interwar period. Rapid residential development took place from the 1970s, accompanied by the construction of the Garden City Shopping Centre in 1970. The population has increased slightly since the mid 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Upper Mount Gravatt is a predominantly residential area, with significant commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Garden City Shopping Centre, Palmdale Shopping Centre, The Village Shopping Centre, Hibiscus Sports Complex, Southern Cross Sports Club, Roly Chapman Bushland Reserve, Mount Gravatt Showground and a number of schools.