Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane QLD 4113, Australia
The large satellite suburb of Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane was so named because it was eight miles (13 kilometres) from one mile swamp, or Woolloongabba, as it is known today. Eight Mile Plains is an interesting mix of suburban living, shopping, farming, remnant bushland, accommodation and technology. It is the site of the Brisbane Technology Park, a 33.5 hectare site which includes the Clunes Ross Centre for Science and Technology. Eight Mile Plains is also home to offices of the Australia Tax Office and the RACQ. The nearby suburbs of Nathan, Runcorn, Sunnybank, Macgregor, Upper Mount Gravatt and Underwood all benefit from the major industry of this area Aerial photos of Eight Mile Plains show it located at the intersection of the Gateway Motorway, Logan Road and the Pacific Motorway. Given its location at the hub of major roads, one of the main Brisbane Bus depots is located within Eight Mile Plains boundaries. The South-East Busway links Eight Mile Plains with Brisbane city via the Pacific Highway. Eight Mile Plains is also the location of four major caravan parks: Aussie Gardens, Brisbane Holiday Village, Sheldon, and Gateway Village Resort.