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Ballard
Queensland
Queensland State Archives 3382 Contractors Yard Ballards Camp during the construction of the Ipswich to Toowoomba Railway 1865.png
Contractors Yard Ballards Camp during the construction of the Ipswich to Toowoomba Railway, 1865
Population 355 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 4352
Location 11 km (7 mi) NE of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Lockyer Valley Region
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Ballard:
Highfields Murphys Creek Murphys Creek
Blue Mountain Heights Ballard Withcott
Harlaxton Mount Lofty Withcott

Ballard is a locality in the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located 11 kilometres (7 mi) east from the Toowoomba city centre.

History

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.

Heritage listings

Swansons Rail Bridge
Swansons Rail Bridge, 2014

Ballard has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Toowoomba: Swansons Rail Bridge
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