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Wilsonton
ToowoombaQueensland
Population: 5,986
Established: 1880s
Postcode: 4350
Area: 5.4 km² (2.1 sq mi)
Location: 5 km (3 mi) WNW of Toowoomba
LGA: Toowoomba Region
State District: Toowoomba North
Federal Division: Groom
Suburbs around Wilsonton:
Cotswold Hills Cranley Wilsonton Heights
Torrington Wilsonton Rockville
Torrington Glenvale Newtown

Wilsonton is a suburb of Toowoomba in Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia, located 5 kilometres (3 mi) west of the central business district.

History

The suburb, officially named in 1981, is believed to honour James T. Wilson, an 1870s businessman and supporter of the Toowoomba Agricultural Society. The suburb was amended in 2006 after the gazettal of Wilsonton Heights as a separate suburb.

Facilities

The suburb contains Toowoomba Airport and an industrial area in the south-west corner delimited by Taylor Street and Boundary Street.


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