Darling Heights, Queensland

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Darling Heights
ToowoombaQueensland
Coordinates 27°36′22″S 151°55′23″E / 27.606°S 151.923°E / -27.606; 151.923Coordinates: 27°36′22″S 151°55′23″E / 27.606°S 151.923°E / -27.606; 151.923
Population 5,035 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4350
Location 6 km (4 mi) SSW of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Darling Heights:
Drayton Harristown Kearneys Spring
Drayton Darling Heights Kearneys Spring
Vale View Top Camp Top Camp

Darling Heights is an outer southern suburb of Toowoomba, Queensland. Its Local Government Area is the Toowoomba Region.

It lies on the southern edge of the city, on the west ridge. The land falls away steeply to the west toward Drayton, the slope being occupied by detached bungalow housing with an admixture of larger homes, duplexes and small blocks of units. Most of these dwellings are less than 10 years old, the area having previously been mostly horse paddocks, of which few remain. The homes and businesses in the western part of Darling Heights are considered part of Drayton. To the east, the upper valley of West Creek forms the suburb of Kearneys Spring, the western part of which is considered part of Darling Heights by many people. The southern part of the suburb is an area of acreage blcks and small farms. To the north lies the suburb of Harristown.

Attractions[edit]

  • Toowoomba's Japanese Gardens
  • Darling Heights Post Office (at the USQ Campus on the ground floor of W Block)
  • Uni Plaza, a strip mall with a variety of specialist retailers, eateries and services. (Officially in Kearneys Spring as it is on the east side of West Street)

Education[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Darling Heights is served by the Number 1 Toowoomba City Bus route, which winds through the suburb.

Additionally, the University of Southern Queensland acts as a major terminus, with services to the City, KMart Plaza and Clifford Gardens regularly 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Despite the Queensland Rail line from Toowoomba to Drayton and southwards forming the western boundary of the suburb, there are no passenger rail services in this area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Darling Heights (Toowoomba City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Darling Heights State School". Darling Heights State School. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 

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