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Glenvale,_Queensland

Glenvale, Queensland

Glenvale is a district that comprises part of greater Toowoomba's western suburbs. During the 1990s and first years of the 21st century it was a hive of new construction, new housing estates (developments) opening almost monthly.

Glenvale is the central western suburb of Toowoomba, and also extends westward into Jondaryan Shire beyond Boundary Road. The eastern edge of Glenvale is Greenwattle Street, beyond which is Harristown. To the south of Glenvale is Drayton. The northern egde of Glenvale is Hursley Road which marks the boundary with Wilsonton.

Public Transport

Public Transport in Glenvale is poor, being restricted to (slightly less than hourly) City Bus Route 2 services to and from the CBD via Clifford Gardens between around 8:40am and 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

Features of Glenvale

  • Glenvale State School (1882)
  • RASQ Toowoomba Showgrounds (1985)
  • Glenvale Christian School (1997)

Glenvale State School

Glenvale State School opened on 18 July 1882. The school currently has around 500 students.

The original school building remains in use as the Resource Centre.

Official website of Glenvale SS

RASQ Showground

The Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland has their offices and new Toowoomba Showgrounds at Glenvale. The showground having moved from the corner of Bridge and Mary Streets near the Queens Park reserve and City Botanic Gardens when it outgrew that site.

Significant factors in the move included lack of space, the need to rebuild run-down infrastructure, lack of space for camping and, of course, parking and noise problems for nearby residents. The new showground includes vast carparks, camping facilities, many buildings, a variety of function rooms and several large roofed spaces including the Cattle Pavilions and State Equestrian Centre. These facilities can be rented from the RASQ by community groups and commercial enterprises.

The RASQ Toowoomba Show has been at Glenvale since 1985.

The extensive facilities at the Showgrounds make up the Clive Berghofer Events Centre, named for local property developer and philanthropist, past Toowoomba Mayor & Member of State Parliament, Clive Berghofer.

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