Spring Bluff, Queensland

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Spring Bluff
ToowoombaQueensland
Spring Bluff 1.jpeg
Spring Bluff railway station
Spring Bluff is located in Queensland
Spring Bluff
Spring Bluff
Coordinates 27°27′43″S 151°58′44″E / 27.462°S 151.979°E / -27.462; 151.979Coordinates: 27°27′43″S 151°58′44″E / 27.462°S 151.979°E / -27.462; 151.979
Established 1860s
Postcode(s) 4352
Location 14 km (9 mi) NNE of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba North
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Spring Bluff:
Highfields Highfields Cabarlah
Highfields Spring Bluff Murphys Creek
Highfields Ballard Ballard

Spring Bluff is a locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[1] It is situated 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of the city centre via New England Highway, and is adjacent to the town of Highfields.

History[edit]

Spring Bluff Railway Station - postcard dated 23 December 1907

The area is named after a railway station in the area. The Spring Bluff railway station located on the boundary with Lockyer Valley Region local government area, was built in the 1860s to allow trains a place to stop during the steep climb from Brisbane to nearby Toowoomba. In 1890, it was named Spring Bluff after the spring water and the sandstone bluff in the area.[1]

The railway station closed in August 1992. The station and its gardens are heritage listed,[2] and are maintained by a trust consisting of the regional councils of Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley along with Queensland Rail, who also operate a cafe at the site. Due to the floods at Spring Bluff and nearby Murphys Creek in early 2011, the station was closed for repairs for several months.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Spring Bluff (entry 49268)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Main Range Railway (entry 601480)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.

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