Cranley, Queensland

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Cranley is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°30′43″S 151°55′33″E / 27.51194°S 151.92583°E / -27.51194; 151.92583Coordinates: 27°30′43″S 151°55′33″E / 27.51194°S 151.92583°E / -27.51194; 151.92583
Population 1,446 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 155.5/km2 (402.7/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 9.3 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba North
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Cranley:
Gowrie Junction Birnam Mount Kynoch
Gowrie Junction Cranley Harlaxton
Cotswold Hills Wilsonton Heights Wilsonton Rockville

Cranley is a suburb of Toowoomba in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Cranley had a population of 852 people.[3]


Cranley is located 6 kilometres (4 mi) north-west from the Toowoomba central business district. Its northern and eastern boundary approximately follow Gowrie Creek. Its western boundary is Boundary Road. Most of the land is small farms and very low-density rural residential. Exceptions to this are in the southern part of the locality and include the Baillie Henderson Hospital, which provides mental health services in the Darling Downs region, a waste water treatment plant, and the Palm Lake Resort retirement village.[4][5]


Cranley (formerly Bremmers Gate) on the railway line from Toowoomba to Warwick, 1897.jpg

A railway station on the Southern railway line from Toowoomba to Warwick was established in the 1870s and named after James Cranley,[6] a landholder and farmer in the district. James Cranley was a Toowoomba municipal councillor from 1864 to 1866. He was born in County Tipperary, Ireland around 1811 and died in Toowoomba on 3 July 1890. He immigrated to Moreton Bay with his family on the John Fielden in June 1853[7] and spent several years working at Corranga and Jimbour Station on the Darling Downs before settling in Toowoomba district around 1857.[2]

From 2015, construction began on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing. An interchange is being built at the end of Mort Street to provide a new northern entry into central Toowoomba. Due to traffic being diverted from the inner city, it is likely that businesses will open around Cranley to accommodate for traffic using the bypass.[8]

In the 2006 census, Cranley had a population of 724 people.[9]

Heritage listings[edit]

Heritage-listed sites in Cranley include:


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cranley (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Cranley (entry 47920)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cranley". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 September 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Toowoomba Over 50s Resort". Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Toowoomba (Q.)". Australian Town and Country Journal. Sydney. 12 July 1890. p. 16. Retrieved 3 September 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Ship John Fielden". Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Toowoomba Second Range Crossing". Queensland Government. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cranley (Toowoomba City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Baillie Henderson Hospital (entry 601161)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.

External links[edit]

  • "Cranley". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.