What will Toowoomba look like in 30 years time?

It was a packed house at the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise's latest enterprise evening.
It was a packed house at the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise's latest enterprise evening. Lucy RC Photography

A PROMINENT Toowoomba businessman believes the city is on track to become one of Australia's most livable and diverse cities.

John Wagner was speaking at a networking event hosted by the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, an organisation of which he is chairman.

Mr Wagner said Toowoomba had struggled to keep up with cities of similar size in the past.

"If I go back to when I was growing up, Toowoomba was a bigger centre than Townsville," he said.

Which Toowoomba development excites you the most?

This poll ended on 15 May 2014.

Current Results

Wellcamp Airport


Toowoomba Second Range Crossing


Grand Central - Gardentown redevelopment


Toowoomba RSL


Flood mitigation


CBD masterplan


FKG high-rise motel


Other - let us know in the comments section below


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

If you look at where Townsville has gone, compared to where Toowoomba has gone over last 25 years, it shows you what can be done when you have the infrastructure to get people and goods in and out of the place."

More than 300 people attended the enterprise evening  which looked at the outlook for Toowoomba and how major developments were shaping the city.

Mayor Paul Antonio outlined his hopes for Toowoomba in 30 years' time.

I hope it's still a great centre for training and education. I also hope that it's still that great place to live and that there is an economic development body that has vision and looks to the future," he said.

"We're expecting significant population growth in this area for a number of reasons.

"But over the next 20 years, 90 per cent of that growth will happen within 20km of the CBD.

"Developments such as the Second Range Crossing will make a profound difference to the liveability of this city too."