Toowoomba Chamber and Member for Groom Garth Hamilton are joining forces to push for Toowoomba’s long-awaited Railway Parklands project to become reality.
The concept was first approved by the Queensland Government in 2016 as part of the Toowoomba Railway Parklands Priority Development Area and would see 8.6 hectares of green space created in the city centre.
Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the project would be a gamechanger for Toowoomba and act as a catalyst for new activity and housing developments on either side of the railway line.
“The Railway Parklands is the centrepiece of the whole Priority Development Area and would revitalise this underutilised part of town.”
“The space will be an asset for our whole community to enjoy for generations to come and attract new investment in our city centre,” Mr Hamilton said.
Toowoomba Chamber CEO Todd Rohl said he was proud to stand with Garth Hamilton in advocating for the project as it fits key priorities identified by Chamber’s CBD Revitalisation Advisory Committee (CBD-RAC).
“We are a big supporter of the delivery of this long-planned green infrastructure downtown as it reinforces Toowoomba’s reputation as Queensland’s only Garden City,”
“The delivery of this piece of legacy infrastructure meets all the overarching priorities identified by the CBD-RAC as it will increase foot traffic in the CBD, will enhance the CBD as a destination and be a significant investment in public assets, with enormous community benefit,” he said.
Toowoomba Chamber and the Member for Groom have committed to working together to find suitable funding for the project.