Wellcamp, Queensland

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Wellcamp
ToowoombaQueensland
Coordinates 27°33′07″S 151°49′55″E / 27.552°S 151.832°E / -27.552; 151.832Coordinates: 27°33′07″S 151°49′55″E / 27.552°S 151.832°E / -27.552; 151.832
Population 302 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 14.88/km2 (38.53/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 20.3 km2 (7.8 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) W of Toowoomba
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 locality near Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, located 12 kilometres (7 mi) west of the city centre. At the 2011 Australian Census Wellcamp and several other adjacent localities recorded a population of 302.[1]

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. There is a jet-capable airport located within Wellcamp to service Toowoomba and the surrounding districts, it is known officially as Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wellcamp (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Department of Environment and Resource Management. "Place name details — Wellcamp". Retrieved 4 June 2011.