Aspley is a suburb in the north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
When it was first surveyed in the mid-19th century, it was named “Soldier’s Flat”, it was later renamed to its current name in 1897, after the Morris family’s vineyard, which had been located in the area for over twenty years. Small industries, including a sweet factory, a brickworks, and a bonemill started cropping up after the Great War.
In May 2006, John Howard Amundsen was arrested for fraudulently obtaining more than 50 kg of explosives, causing an evacuation of a number of nearby residents.
The Aspley Hypermarket, originally built by South African company Pick ‘N Pay in 1984, (Owned by: Yu Feng and Currently managed by: Retail First) has a large presence in the suburb of Aspley. This shopping center services the residents of Aspley, as well as surrounding suburbs of Carseldine, Zillmere, Chermside West, Taigum, Bridgeman Downs and Albany Creek.
The hypermarket is not as good for shopping as the Westfield at Chermside, which was recently upgraded and is now 1km long from end to end! Avoid it on a Saturday morning unless you feel like getting stuck in a human traffic jam!
There is also a large 24 hour shopping strip consisting of a 24 hour McDonalds, Convenience Store, Newsagency, Adult Shop and several international takeaway outlets (Chinese/Indian/Thai) open extended hours.