Kearneys Spring, Queensland

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Kearneys Spring
ToowoombaQueensland
Kearneys  Spring is located in Queensland
Kearneys  Spring
Kearneys Spring
Coordinates 27°36′14″S 151°56′28″E / 27.604°S 151.941°E / -27.604; 151.941Coordinates: 27°36′14″S 151°56′28″E / 27.604°S 151.941°E / -27.604; 151.941
Population 7,348 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,130/km2 (2,928/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) S of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Kearneys Spring:
Harristown South Toowoomba Centenary Heights
Darling Heights Kearneys Spring Middle Ridge
Mount Rascal Top Camp Preston

Kearneys Spring is a suburb of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, located 5 kilometres (3 mi) south of the city centre via New England Highway. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 7,348.

The suburb was named for a family who had a dairy farm in the area. An early irrigation scheme consisting of wooden pipes transported water from the springs, providing Tooowoomba's water supply.[2]

Kearneys Spring is divided into western and eastern portions by the wetlands formed by West Creek. Four small shopping centres are located in the suburb: Toowoomba K-Mart Plaza and The Ridge Shopping Centre (containing a Woolworths and an ALDI) on the east side, and Westridge and Uni Plaza (opposite University of Southern Queensland's main campus) on the west side.[3]

The Christian Outreach College is located in the east of Kearneys Spring.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kearneys Spring (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kearneys Spring (entry 41694)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Brisway Publishing (2008). Brisway: Greater Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Toowoomba. p. Map T260-261. ISBN 978-0-909439-30-9.