Meadowbrook is home to key health and education services including the Logan Hospital, the Logan campus of Griffith University and the Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE. The area supports a range of retail, commercial and industrial uses that contribute to the local and regional economy. There is excellent opportunity for Meadowbrook to establish itself as a vibrant centre with strong synergies between its health and education services. Meadowbrook's strategic location and provision of specialist services provide great potential for the area to become a significant transit oriented development within the Brisbane to Gold Coast transport corridor.
The department has funded the development of a structure plan and economic development strategy to guide the future development of the area. This work has identified a range of potential constraints and opportunities for the future development of the Meadowbrook precinct.
The structure plan addresses the physical constraints of the study area and provides a coordinate framework for the development of key catalyst sites. It also provides a land-use framework that supports the economic development strategies for four priorities:
- Building partnerships to foster growth and diversification of Meadowbrook's economic base
- developing synergies between land-uses
- coordinated delivery of education, training and employment
- support the sequenced redevelopment of government land.
- Economic Resilience
- Investment attraction and marketing
- Attraction and retention of skilled labour
- Promote catalyst development, particularly on vacant and underutilised sites
- Develop housing to meet identified short-term accommodation needs (e.g. patient recuperation, student accommodation).
- Health and wellbeing
- Build on the identity of Meadowbrook as a sports and recreation hub
- Encourage the growth of allied and preventative health
- Use sport as a pathway for education
- Enhanced connections in the precinct to parkland and open space
- Positive community
- develop good cycling and pedestrian links
- integrate land-use and public transport
- create active street frontages on major pedestrian routes
- promote and facilitate housing choice.
Meadowbrook's competitive advantage lies in the co-location and clustering of complementary health and education services which will act as a key economic driver for the area. Over the next 20 years the centre can expand to become a multifaceted centre offering a range of knowledge based services and jobs that support existing industrial and employment activities.
The Meadowbrook Economic Development Strategy & Structure Plan ( 7.4 MB) identifies several development scenarios which demonstrate how the development of catalyst sites (hospital, TAFE and university) will influence the development of other prime and underutilised sites.