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Diverse optical fibre routes meet with all Australian capital cities and regional areas. This optical fibre network also provides for diversity to all three major international optical fibre cables leaving Australia, as well as the two principal satellite earth stations.
Toowoomba and the surrounding areas enjoy coverage by five television stations, as well as pay television. A host of radio stations broadcast in both AM and FM frequencies, and Toowoomba's local paper is published daily - except Sunday. Interstate and national papers are also delivered daily.
Many internet providers are represented in Toowoomba, offering local call access. Toowoomba is also serviced by a highly reliable and super fast business-grade broadband service.
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As the hub of the Darling Downs, servicing a population of 250,000, Toowoomba lies at the convergence of an extensive rail and road network that links directly to the national ports of Brisbane, Sydney and Gladstone.
From the southern states, three major highways feed into the region:
- The New England Highway – Sydney (926km)
- The Newell Highway – Canberra (1,129km) Melbourne (1,543km)
- The Warrego Highway - East to Brisbane (125km) Northwest to Darwin (3,305kms)
A proposed second range crossing will reroute trucks to the 110 km/hr bypass road on this main inland route between Sydney and Brisbane. This bypass will join the Warrego Highway at the Charlton Wellcamp site.
Regional expectations are that this project will be completed prior to 2010. For more information about this project please visit Toowoomba Bypass Planning Project
Currently Toowoomba’s rail lines connect the city to major points of overseas export – including Brisbane and other interior South-West areas of Queensland. For more information on Queensland Rail services please visit www.qr.com.au.
The proposed high speed rail link between Melbourne and Darwin would pass through Toowoomba. The intention is to also use this corridor for a natural gas pipeline, delivering Timor Sea gas to southern states.
Should this project go ahead, it will further enhance the city’s image as a freight and transport terminal.
Toowoomba’s airport has the operating capacity for aircraft up to Dash 8 or equivalent. Excellent door-to-door coach services operate daily to Brisbane's domestic and international passenger terminals. Please visit The Airport Flyer.
Council is seeking potential Regular Passenger Transport operators to resume regular Toowoomba to Brisbane air services.
In 2012 Skytrans commenced flights between Toowoomba and Sydney, but terminated the services when the Brisbane West Wellcamp airport became operational in 2014
The Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport is 15 minutes west of the CBD and services the Darling Downs region, and as well as handling domestic flights is also capable of accommodating jumbo aircrafts and international flights. This reinforces the region as a growth area. For more information please visit Qantas.
Toowoomba is serviced by local branch of the Sunbus group, one of Queensland’s largest urban bus operators. A comprehensive timetable covers the city with 6 convenient routes. For more information please visit Sunbus.
Toowoomba is also serviced by two taxi cab companies.
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As Queensland's largest inland city, Toowoomba offers all the benefits of urban living without any of the big-city ‘hassles’. Being the hub of the fertile Darling Downs region has resulted in a city with extensive manufacturing, education, health, retail and professional services.
Toowoomba offers the best of both worlds, a relaxed lifestyle and easy access to Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
Toowoomba truly has something to offer everyone. So take your time to look around and you’ll soon find out that there’s more to this ‘Garden City’ than meets the eye…
- Category: Regional
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Toowoomba is an urban Centre in south-east Queensland and is the gateway to the Golden West region, also known as the Darling Downs. Just an hour and a halfs drive from the the states capital city, Brisbane.
Offering the best of both worlds, the city retains it's country heritage, whilst offering all the amenities of a bustling modern city.
Toowoomba is full of culture and there are many things to keep you busy all year round. Some of the major events in and around Toowoomba include the Ag Show, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba Royal Show, Easter-fest – formally know as the Australian Gospel Music Festival, and Farm-fest.
Toowoomba has no shortage of educational institutions and has more capita of primary, secondary, tertiary and universities per person than many other regions in Australia.
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Did you know...?
- Toowoomba is built on top of the caldera of a now extinct volcano!
- It has been known to snow on rare occasions in the higher parts of the city!
- The Lamington was invented in Toowoomba!
- Toowoomba's floral emblem is the Toowoomba Violet (Viola Odorata) also known as Sweet Violet.
- The original inhabitants of where Toowoomba city now stands were the Aboriginal People know as the Giabal!
- A section of Prince Henry Drive, known as Gravity Point (also known as a magnetic hill or gravity hill), appears to be on a slope but a car will not move if placed into neutral.