Officially opened in 1970, Mt Ommaney offers views that are not accessible from other parts of the city, with the gently sloping land especially developed for prestige sites. While the planning of Mt Ommaney was a revolutionary concept at the time, with self-contained courts providing private sanctuaries for family life, the developers took care to preserve native plants and trees. Houses in the area were designed with an international flavour, with styles including English, Tudor, Spanish, American Kentucky and Australian Colonial. A monument to commemorate John Oxley’s discovery of, landing at and ascent of Mount Ommaney was installed at Summit Place in December 2011.
Located 16km from Brisbane City with an average 21 minute commute; the area has approximately 940 residential properties spread over approximately 2 square kilometres. Households in Mount Ommaney are primarily owner-occupied by couples with children.