Toowoomba City, Queensland facts for kids
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Toowoomba City Hall in Ruthven Street
|Population||2,088 (2016 census)|
|• Density||773/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Area||2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||123 km (76 mi) W of Brisbane CBD|
|State electorate(s)||Toowoomba North|
Toowoomba City is an urban locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. It is the central suburb of Toowoomba, containing its central business district. In the 2016 census, Toowoomba City had a population of 2,088 people.
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.
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.
The Local history library is located at 476 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba. 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. This comprehensive collection contains records from local personalities, businesses and community organizations.
Toowoomba City has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 9 Boulton Street: Tawa
- Herries Street: St Luke's Anglican Church
- 149 Herries Street: Soldiers Memorial Hall
- 152 Herries Street: St Luke's Church Hall
- 136 Margaret Street: Toowoomba Post Office
- 159-167 Margaret Street: Strand Theatre
- 245-253 Margaret Street: Exchange Building
- 3 Mill Street: Carlton House
- 145 Mort Street: St James Church
- 46 Neil Street: Toowoomba Court House
- 50-52 Neil Street: Toowoomba Police Station Complex
- 54 Neil Street: Wesley Uniting Church
- 56 & 56A Neil Street: Empire Theatre
- Russell Street: Men's Toilet
- Russell Street: Toowoomba railway station
- 2 Russell Street: Toowoomba Permanent Building Society
- 19A Russell Street: Toowoomba Trades Hall
- 112 Russell Street: St James Parish Hall
- 120 Russell Street: Clifford House
- 126 Russell Street: Kensington
- 127 Russell Street: Wislet
- 135 Russell Street: Vacy Hall
- 251-267 Ruthven Street: Toowoomba Foundry
- 269-291 Ruthven Street: Defiance Flour Mill
- 381-391 Ruthven Street: Pigott's Building
- 386-388 Ruthven Street: Karingal Chambers
- 451-455 Ruthven Street: Alexandra Building
- 456 Ruthven Street: White Horse Hotel
- 541 Ruthven Street: Toowoomba City Hall
Toowoomba North State School is a government primary (P-6) school for boys and girls located on the south-west corner of Mort and Taylor Streets. In 2015, the school had an enrolment of 157 students with 12 teachers (11 full-time equivalent).
Holy Name Primary School is a Catholic primary (P-6) school for boys and girls operated in the Mercy tradition at 188 Bridge Street. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 154 students with 12 teachers (10.3 full-time equivalent) and 8 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).
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