Toowoomba City, Queensland

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Toowoomba City
ToowoombaQueensland
Toowoomba City is located in Queensland
Toowoomba City
Toowoomba City
Coordinates 27°33′36″S 151°57′04″E / 27.56°S 151.951°E / -27.56; 151.951Coordinates: 27°33′36″S 151°57′04″E / 27.56°S 151.951°E / -27.56; 151.951
Population 2,281 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 845/km2 (2,190/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location 123 km (76 mi) W of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba North
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Toowoomba City:
Newtown North Toowoomba North Toowoomba
Newtown Toowoomba City East Toowoomba
Harristown South Toowoomba South Toowoomba

Toowoomba City is the central suburb of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, containing its central business district.

Education[edit]

  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
  • University of Queensland Medical School located at Toowoomba Hospital
  • Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE (Bridge Street campus)
  • Toowoomba North State School (1869)
  • Holy Name Primary School (Catholic, 1916)

Shopping[edit]

Toowoomba City contains two significant shopping centres, presently under the same ownership. Grand Central Shopping Centre, with a GLA of 46,000 square metres (500,000 sq ft), contains the region's only Myer store, as well as a Coles, Target and 145 specialty stores. Garden Town Shopping Centre, across Gowrie Creek and containing a GLA of 12,434 square metres (133,840 sq ft) (2009), contains a Supa IGA supermarket, Best & Less and Lincraft along with 40 other stores. Both are currently owned by QIC, following its acquisition of Garden Town in January 2009 from Aspen Group, they are now being redeveloped to join together via a two level galleria to form one shopping centre.[2]

Two smaller centres, the Hooper Centre and a homeware centre, and street shopping along Ruthven Street round out the city centre's retail offerings. There is also a small shopping area on the corner of Ramsay and South streets called Southtown. It contains several eating places, supermakert, newsagent and Post Office.

Transport[edit]

Toowoomba City is situated at the intersection of the New England Highway and Warrego Highway, and contains Toowoomba railway station (the terminus of the Westlander service) and the city's bus interchange on Neil Street, from which various buses depart for the suburbs.Toowoomba also has a taxi facility available.[3]

Libraries[edit]

The Tooowoomba City library is located at 618 Ruthven Street (a temporary arrangement until a new building on the corner of Herries Street and Victoria Street is completed). The library is open seven days a week.[4]

The Local history library is located at 476 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.[5] The Local history library has a comprehensive archival collection that is of local, state and national significance, including the Robinson Collection named after Nellie E. Robinson.[6] This comprehensive collection contains records from local personalities, businesses and community organizations.

Heritage listings[edit]

Toowoomba City has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Vacy Hall, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Leasing Information Services. "Garden Town Shopping Centre, Toowoomba, Queensland". Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) (March 2011). "Toowoomba/Highfields/Crows Nest bus network" (PDF). Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Toowoomba City library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Local history library". Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Robinson, Nellie Elizabeth (1915-1992)", Trove, 2009, retrieved 24 October 2014 
  7. ^ "Tawa (entry 601301)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "St Lukes Anglican Church (entry 601878)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Soldiers Memorial Hall (entry 601297)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Toowoomba Post Office (former) (entry 600847)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Strand Theatre (entry 600849)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Exchange Building (entry 601319)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Carlton House (entry 601308)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "St James Church (entry 601298)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Toowoomba Court House (entry 600848)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Toowoomba Police Station Complex (entry 601710)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Wesley Uniting Church (entry 601695)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Empire Theatre (former) (entry 600978)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Men's Toilet, Russell Street, Toowoomba (entry 601381)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Toowoomba Railway Station, Honour Board and Railway Yard Structures (entry 600872)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Toowoomba Permanent Building Society (former) (entry 600859)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Toowoomba Trades Hall (entry 602768)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "St James Parish Hall (entry 600856)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Clifford House (entry 600857)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  25. ^ "Kensington (entry 601322)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  26. ^ "Wislet (Former Wesley Hospital) (entry 601324)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  27. ^ "Vacy Hall (entry 600858)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  28. ^ "Toowoomba Foundry Pty Ltd (entry 601300)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  29. ^ "Defiance Flour Mill (entry 601306)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  30. ^ "Pigott's Building (entry 600861)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  31. ^ "Karingal Chambers (entry 600862)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  32. ^ "Alexandra Building (entry 601317)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  33. ^ "White Horse Hotel (entry 600863)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  34. ^ "Toowoomba City Hall (entry 600865)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.