A long section of the Logan River stretching past Meadowbrook was once grazing lands. Today the flood prone area has been converted into a well-catered 10-hectare parklands. The parks entrance is in Armstrong Street. Cemented walking paths extends up Slacks Creek towards the Logan Motorway and Tanah Merah. There are two dog-off-leash sections, facilities for large groups, playground and exercise equipment.
The suburb was formed in 1991 as a subdivision of Loganlea. The Logan Hospital was opened in 1990 and the Logan campus for Griffith University and TAFE college opened in 1998.
In the 2011 census, Meadowbrook recorded a population of 3,138 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male. The median age of the Meadowbrook population was 31 years, 6 years below the national median of 37. 61% of people living in Meadowbrook were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 10.1%, England 4.8%, Philippines 1.8%, Fiji 1.1%, Malaysia 1%. 76.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.5% Hindi, 1.3% Mandarin, 1.2% Cantonese, 1.2% Vietnamese, 1.1% Tagalog.
The suburb is crossed by a number of major transport routes. These include the Logan Motorway, Loganlea railway station for both the Beenleigh railway line and Gold Coast railway line and Loganlea Road. The suburb is serviced by the 560 and 562 Translink bus services linking the suburb to Logan Central, Springwood, Browns Plains and the Logan Hyperdome. A number of bus routes services Meadowbrook and there are two established bikeways.
Problems with illegal car parking in the streets around the hospital, TAFE and train station were addressed with increased restriction of two-hour limited parking.
Top Meadowbrook Issues
- Highway Congestion
- Water Charges