Opportunity: Upper Mt Gravatt-Eight Mile Plains

The Upper Mt Gravatt and Eight Mile Plains precinct is a knowledge-intensive business technology hub on major transport routes. It is one of eight global precincts identified for their scalable industrial activity, world-class business environments and global reach. 

With a global trading economy with advanced technology manufacturing, the precinct displays a commitment to achieving global prominence and ongoing engagement with the international community.

Council is encouraging sustainable partnerships with stakeholders and investors in the Upper Mt Gravatt and Eight Mile Plains global precinct to facilitate future growth of the precinct. 

Connected and accessible

  • Less than 15 kilometres from Brisbane Central Business District (CBD)
  • Includes three major arterial roads - Logan, Gateway and Pacific Motorways 
  • Frequent bus services along the South East Busway, including high frequency BUZ services 
  • Easy connections to the Beenleigh railway line at nearby Runcorn Station
  • Convenient to Griffith University campuses in Nathan and Mt Gravatt

Local trends

  • Major retail options
  • Commercial centres
  • Modern brick and tile family homes
  • Wide streets
  • Students
  • Young professionals


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  1. Klumpp Road sport and recreation – including Mt Gravatt Australian Football Club, Hibiscus Sports Complex and Mt Gravatt PCYC
  2. Logan Road retail and commercial – including The Village Upper Mt Gravatt and Palmdale Shopping Centre
  3. Garden Square Commercial Office Park – located at Kessels Road, including government, banking and commercial tenants
  4. Westfield Garden City – one of the largest shopping centres in Brisbane with tenants including Myer, David Jones, Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Kmart, Target, Big W, Event Cinemas and specialty stores
  5. Garden City Office Park – Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains including government, health and mining tenants
  6. Eight Mile Plains 7 Days Shopping Centre – including medical, groceries, cafés and dining
  7. Brisbane Technology Park – business park for knowledge based industries, spread over 33 hectares including over 45 commercial office buildings, conference centre and Apartment Hotel
  8. Warrigal Square Shopping Centre – including groceries, medical and dining

Driving opportunity

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Population growth

Generating additional demand for goods and services


  • Expected to grow at 1.7% per year
  • 53% of the working age population is under the age of 35
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Development activity

Bringing more people to live and work in the area


  • $39 million of non-residential developments approved in 2019
  • Quest Apartment Hotel provided 90 apartments at Brisbane Technology Park, Eight Mile Plains
  • Townhouse development approved at Millers Road, Eight Mile Plains to provide 30 dwellings
  • Garden Square Commercial Office Park expansion to include 14-storey, A-Grade commercial tower
  • Ivory Residential Apartments to provide 64 units at Norton Street, Upper Mt Gravatt
  • $96 million mixed use development, Avion Residences, to provide 174 apartments at Cremin Street, Upper Mt Gravatt
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Infrastructure projects

New roads, transit, schools, hospitals and other major infrastructure projects create opportunities for business


  • $944 million Brisbane Metro to provide high frequency network with stations at Upper Mt Gravatt and Eight Mile Plains
  • $190 million Pacific Motorway upgrade to improve congestion at the southbound Pacific Motorway M1-M3-Gateway merge
  • Relocation of Garden City Library within Westfield Garden City  
  • Player Street connection at Upper Mt Gravatt, to connect Player Street to MacGregor Street

Strong employment

Increasing consumer spending and stimulating economic growth


  • 1278 employing businesses
  • Employment growing more than 0.6% per year

Who has taken the opportunity?

  • Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart opened its second Brisbane location in Westfield Garden City, Upper Mt Gravatt (2018)
  • Financial firm, Quill Group, relocated from South Brisbane to the Garden City Office Park at Eight Mile Plains (2017)
  • Sip on 29 at Brandl Street within Brisbane Technology Park, Eight Mile Plains (2017)
  • Black Ink Espresso opened at Clunies Ross Court in Brisbane Technology Park (2016)
  • MSS Security set up office in the Innovation Precinct at Clunies Ross Court in Brisbane Technology Park (2016)
  • Woolworths chose a new stand-alone office building in Brisbane Technology Park for its Brisbane headquarters (2016)

Planning frameworks

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Other global precinct investment areas

View other great investment areas in global precincts including Australia TradeCoastBoggo Road-PA Hospital-University of QueenslandCity ReachCity WestKelvin Grove-HerstonSouth Brisbane-KulrilpaUpper Mt Gravatt-Eight Mile Plains and Valley Gateway.

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