Rochedale, in Brisbane’s south, has traditionally been a rural area, home to residential acreage allotments and great tracts of land used by market gardeners. The area also contains industrial development, including the Brisbane landfill and the Austral Brick Quarry. Council and developers have recently rezoned the area to allow greater residential development, in order to help house Brisbane’s expanding population. Bordered by Burbank, Mackenzie, Rochedale South, Wishart, and Eight Mile Plains, Rochedale residents — mostly families — access many services and facilities in neighbouring suburbs. Garden City Shopping Centre provides major retail services for residents in Rochedale and also has a bus interchange for those seeking public transport to local centres or Brisbane City. School-age children can attend Rochedale State School and surrounding suburbs offer an increased variety of schooling including public and private secondary schools. The Gateway Motorway is conveniently located and offers residents good access to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, as well as the Brisbane domestic and international airports.