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Contractors Yard Ballards Camp during the construction of the Ipswich to Toowoomba Railway, 1865
|Population||151 (2016 census)|
|• Density||8.99/km2 (23.3/sq mi)|
|Area||16.8 km2 (6.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||11 km (7 mi) NE of Toowoomba|
|LGA(s)||Lockyer Valley Region|
The locality, historically known as Ballaroo, is named for Robert Ballard, a railway engineer who oversaw the construction of part of the Ipswich–Toowoomba railway.
Ballard has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Toowoomba: Swansons Rail Bridge
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