Wellcamp, Queensland

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Wellcamp
Toowoomba RegionQueensland
Approach to the passenger terminal, Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, 2016.jpg
Approach to the passenger terminal, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, 2016
Wellcamp is located in Queensland
Wellcamp
Wellcamp
Coordinates27°33′06″S 151°49′54″E / 27.5516°S 151.8316°E / -27.5516; 151.8316Coordinates: 27°33′06″S 151°49′54″E / 27.5516°S 151.8316°E / -27.5516; 151.8316
Population295 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density5.335/km2 (13.82/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4350
Area55.3 km2 (21.4 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s)Condamine
Federal Division(s)Groom
Suburbs around Wellcamp:
Charlton Charlton Torrington
Charlton Wellcamp Glenvale
Athol Westbrook Westbrook

Wellcamp is a rural locality in Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia, located 16 kilometres (10 mi) west of the city centre. At the 2016 census, Wellcamp recorded a population of 295.[1]

History[edit]

The locality was named by the Railways Department after a camp for workers constructing the Toowoomba–Hendon railway, which happened to be located beside a well in the area. The line opened in 1869.

Wellcamp Provisional School opened on 27 February 1899, later becoming Wellcamp State School.[2][3]

Airport[edit]

Terminal at Toowoomba Wellcamp airport

There is an airport located within Wellcamp to service Toowoomba and the surrounding districts, it is known officially as Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport.[4]

Education[edit]

Wellcamp State School is a government primary (P-6) school for boys and girls at 609 Drayton Wellcamp Rd. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 77 students with 7 teachers (6 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wellcamp (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Agency ID5816, Wellcamp State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Wellcamp (entry 48089)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Wellcamp State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 November 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2018.

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External links[edit]

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