Wellcamp, Queensland facts for kids
|Population||302 (2011 census)|
|• Density||14.88/km2 (38.5/sq mi)|
|Area||20.3 km2 (7.8 sq mi)|
|Location||12 km (7 mi) W of Toowoomba|
Wellcamp is a locality in Toowoomba Region, 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.
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.
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.
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