Kearneys Spring, Queensland
|Population||8,552 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,316/km2 (3,408/sq mi)|
|Area||6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|Location||5 km (3 mi) S of Toowoomba|
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 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 8,552.
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.
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.
The Christian Outreach College is located in the east of Kearneys Spring.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kearneys Spring (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- "Kearneys Spring (entry 41694)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
- Brisway Publishing (2008). Brisway: Greater Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Toowoomba. p. Map T260-261. ISBN 978-0-909439-30-9.
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