Why Invest in Toowoomba - The Garden City

Toowoomba is the economic and commercial hub of the Darling Downs Region. It services a diversity of primary and secondary industries and plays a significant role in the economic development of a large area of southern and south western Queensland.

This prosperous university city is set 700 metres above sea level, on the edge of the Great Dividing Range. It is strategically located at the junction of major highways from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin and is just 90 minutes drive from the state's capital, Brisbane.

The population of the Toowoomba Region is approximately 151,276 and the Darling Downs 270,000 . Population projections to the year 2026 show that the Toowoomba Region’s average population growth is expected to increase by 1.2% per annum, to a population of approximately 193,718 persons. (source: ABS 3218.0, Dept of Local Govt & Planning).

The city of Toowoomba, in Queensland, is well known for its excellent education facilities, the annual Carnival of Flowers, its exciting history as well as parks gardens and scenic views.

Toowoomba Facts:

  • LOCATION: 130 km or 90 minutes drive west of Brisbane.

  • SIZE: Australias largest inland regional city.

  • MAJOR INDUSTRIES: Manufacturing, Health, Retail & Wholesale Trade, Education & Agriculture.

  • MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Toowoomba’s annual “Carnival of Flowers“
    Picnic Point : Breathtaking views a reminder of the 700metre above sea level elevation.

  • PARKS & GARDENS: 8100 ha - major parks in the district are Queens park , Laurel Bank Park, Picnic Point Park, Japanese Gardens (Ju Raku En  and the State Rose Garden in historic Newtown Park.

  • EDUCATION: 32 primary schools, 18 secondary schools, 1 TAFE – Southern Qld Institute of TAFE and 1 university – University of Southern Qld.