Larapinta is a suburb located in the southern regions of Brisbane, on the boundary with Logan City. At the 2011 census the suburb had no residents, being mostly bushland, save for the recent industrial development. The industrial area has become a new addition to the expansion of Brisbane’s industry, including the purpose built South Brisbane Industrial Park in nearby Heathwood.
Larapinta means “flowing water” and was so named because the north and west of the suburb is bounded by Oxley Creek. Sand mining has occurred in the area, resulting in a change of course for the main stream of the creek.
The Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor passes along the eastern border of the suburb. The Logan Motorway bisects the suburb in an east/west direction. In the south the Glider Forest Conservation Area has been created to protect a large tract of bushland.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). “Larapinta (State Suburb)”. 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- “Calamvale Ward”. Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- Mynott, Wicki (2009). 150 years: Richlands, Inala & neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane’s South West. Richlands, Inala & Suburbs History Group. p. 157.