Suburb Profile: Mudgeeraba – Reedy Creek

Location and boundaries

Mudgeeraba – Reedy Creek is bounded by the locality of Tallai, Wallandra Road, Old Coach Road and Mudgeeraba Road in the north, the Pacific Motorway and Old Coach Road in the east, the localities of Tallebudgera Valley and Austinville in the south, and the locality of Advancetown in the west.

Name origin

Mudgeeraba is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “muddy place” or “place where people tell lies”.



Land area

7,422 hectares (74 Km2)

Population density

3.12 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for timber-getting, grazing and dairy farming. Some growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s, aided by the opening of the railway line. Significant development occurred from the 1970s. The population more than doubled during the 1990s, a result of large numbers of new dwellings being added to the area. Substantial growth continued between 2001 and 2011.

Land use

Mudgeeraba – Reedy Creek is a relatively recent residential area, with substantial rural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Springbrook National Park, Hinterland Regional Park, Mudgeeraba Heritage Centre, Gold Coast War Museum, Boomerang Farm Golf Course, Mudgeeraba Pool, Mudgeeraba Market Shopping Centre, Reedy Creek Village, Campbell Duncan Park, Davenport Park, Firth Park, Franklin Flats Parkland and numerous schools.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the localities of Bonogin, Mudgeeraba, Neranwood and Reedy Creek.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14