Your City Centre - Beyond 2020

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Toowoomba Regional Council is currently reviewing the City Centre Master Plan (2010-2030). The aim of this review will be to celebrate progress that has been made in implementing priority projects over the last 10 years and to understand community priorities for the remaining 10 years of the plan. Through online events and engagement, residents from the region will be able to contribute their feedback and ideas for the future of the Toowoomba City Centre.

The ‘City Centre’ area encompasses a number of key locations for future growth and renewal. It Includes the city core which Is anchored by Queen's Park and Laurel Bank Park, The Hospital Precinct to the south and the Railway Precinct to the north. Key corridors Include East and West Creeks and the Railway line and historic station.

The City Centre Master Plan was developed in partnership with local businesses In order to drive and manage positive change. The plan identified unique urban characteristics of the city and aimed to capitalise on these assets.

These features include the strong street grid and network of interconnected laneways, heritage architecture and the Garden City Image. Subsequent strategies such as the Laneway Strategy, Public Art Strategy and Streets and Landscape Strategy further considered improvement works to support the master plan.

What have we achieved?

Since the implementation of the master plan, this area has undergone significant change, with over $800 million invested including TRC projects such as the City library, Good’s Shed, Outer circulating road, Ruthven Street and Kwong Sang Walk. The 2030 Master Plan is now at a half-way mark, and with 10 years to go, it’s the perfect time to take stock of achievements to date and look towards 2030.

Check out our interactive map below showing the City Centre projects implemented over the past 10 years.

Where to next?

Right now, we are also united with the world facing many challenges related to managing the COVID-19 outbreak. The Toowoomba community has always come together in times of crisis, and this period is an opportunity to rebuild towards a bright future for our city.

What does the Toowoomba of 2030 look like for you? Is it better connected, greener, more liveable, creative and activated?

We’re looking to understand your ideas, priorities and thoughts on your city’s centre and there are lots of ways you can get involved.

Join the conversation!

With many of us still at home, we've moved the conversation about the City Centre Master Plan online, but there are many ways to be involved. You'll find our surveys and various activities below. So share your dreams with us...

New videos will be added weekly, so check back regularly.
CreativeMornings Panel
On Friday 19 June, CreativeMornings hosted a live online panel where insights were shared into the opportunities for Toowoomba and the city-making process. Click here to view the webinar and find out more...
Design Talks
Hear from those in Toowoomba’s creative and design industries about achievements from the past 10 years of development and what’s next for Toowoomba. Click here to find out more...
The Home Project
Join local artists Jeremy Staples, Alex Stalling and London Heir in these free art workshops designed to get you and your family creative while at home. Click here to find out more...
Colouring in & Educational activities
Download colouring in sheets and post your creations online with the hashtags #toowoombaregion #ourcitytr. We also have activities for school teachers to bring to the classroom. Click here to find out more...


Please check back during our period of engagement (4 June to 10 July) as we continue to update this page. Should you have any specific questions, please contact yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au and quote "Your City Centre".


Click on the tabs below to find our surveys, future projects, share your ideas and view the interactive map.

Toowoomba Regional Council is currently reviewing the City Centre Master Plan (2010-2030). The aim of this review will be to celebrate progress that has been made in implementing priority projects over the last 10 years and to understand community priorities for the remaining 10 years of the plan. Through online events and engagement, residents from the region will be able to contribute their feedback and ideas for the future of the Toowoomba City Centre.

The ‘City Centre’ area encompasses a number of key locations for future growth and renewal. It Includes the city core which Is anchored by Queen's Park and Laurel Bank Park, The Hospital Precinct to the south and the Railway Precinct to the north. Key corridors Include East and West Creeks and the Railway line and historic station.

The City Centre Master Plan was developed in partnership with local businesses In order to drive and manage positive change. The plan identified unique urban characteristics of the city and aimed to capitalise on these assets.

These features include the strong street grid and network of interconnected laneways, heritage architecture and the Garden City Image. Subsequent strategies such as the Laneway Strategy, Public Art Strategy and Streets and Landscape Strategy further considered improvement works to support the master plan.

What have we achieved?

Since the implementation of the master plan, this area has undergone significant change, with over $800 million invested including TRC projects such as the City library, Good’s Shed, Outer circulating road, Ruthven Street and Kwong Sang Walk. The 2030 Master Plan is now at a half-way mark, and with 10 years to go, it’s the perfect time to take stock of achievements to date and look towards 2030.

Check out our interactive map below showing the City Centre projects implemented over the past 10 years.

Where to next?

Right now, we are also united with the world facing many challenges related to managing the COVID-19 outbreak. The Toowoomba community has always come together in times of crisis, and this period is an opportunity to rebuild towards a bright future for our city.

What does the Toowoomba of 2030 look like for you? Is it better connected, greener, more liveable, creative and activated?

We’re looking to understand your ideas, priorities and thoughts on your city’s centre and there are lots of ways you can get involved.

Join the conversation!

With many of us still at home, we've moved the conversation about the City Centre Master Plan online, but there are many ways to be involved. You'll find our surveys and various activities below. So share your dreams with us...

New videos will be added weekly, so check back regularly.
CreativeMornings Panel
On Friday 19 June, CreativeMornings hosted a live online panel where insights were shared into the opportunities for Toowoomba and the city-making process. Click here to view the webinar and find out more...
Design Talks
Hear from those in Toowoomba’s creative and design industries about achievements from the past 10 years of development and what’s next for Toowoomba. Click here to find out more...
The Home Project
Join local artists Jeremy Staples, Alex Stalling and London Heir in these free art workshops designed to get you and your family creative while at home. Click here to find out more...
Colouring in & Educational activities
Download colouring in sheets and post your creations online with the hashtags #toowoombaregion #ourcitytr. We also have activities for school teachers to bring to the classroom. Click here to find out more...


Please check back during our period of engagement (4 June to 10 July) as we continue to update this page. Should you have any specific questions, please contact yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au and quote "Your City Centre".


Click on the tabs below to find our surveys, future projects, share your ideas and view the interactive map.

  • We want to know about you and how you use the City Centre currently. What would motivate you to visit more regularly or live in the Centre?

    We appreciate your time in undertaking this survey. We estimate it will take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete your response.


    We want to know about you and how you use the City Centre currently. What would motivate you to visit more regularly or live in the Centre?

    We appreciate your time in undertaking this survey. We estimate it will take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete your response.


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  • With the Master Plan at the half-way mark, we’ve achieved a lot, but there are some catalyst projects which are yet to start. We want to check in on what you think is the priority for the next 10 years of Toowoomba’s development. For each project, please rate how important you think it is for Toowoomba’s City Centre. 

    *Note these projects are high-level ideas rather than detailed plans, and are subject to further planning.

    With the Master Plan at the half-way mark, we’ve achieved a lot, but there are some catalyst projects which are yet to start. We want to check in on what you think is the priority for the next 10 years of Toowoomba’s development. For each project, please rate how important you think it is for Toowoomba’s City Centre. 

    *Note these projects are high-level ideas rather than detailed plans, and are subject to further planning.

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  • A lot has changed in the 10 years since the City Centre Master Plan was released. We want to understand how the City Centre is being used and what the Toowoomba of 2030 looks like for your business. Is it better connected, greener, more liveable, creative and activated?

    We appreciate your time in undertaking this survey. We estimate it will take approximately 10 minutes to complete your response. 


    A lot has changed in the 10 years since the City Centre Master Plan was released. We want to understand how the City Centre is being used and what the Toowoomba of 2030 looks like for your business. Is it better connected, greener, more liveable, creative and activated?

    We appreciate your time in undertaking this survey. We estimate it will take approximately 10 minutes to complete your response. 


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  • This survey is also targeted at businesses and based on specific case studies of place governance and planning projects from across the world. The aim of this survey is to review what has worked well in different locations and to understand if there is an interest in investigating models adopted from these approaches within the Toowoomba City Centre. 

    Topics relate to the way Council and Toowoomba businesses collaborate, the way businesses collaborate independently, and models for funding community ideas and initiatives. A range of national and international case studies have been used to guide this conversation.

    For each question you

    This survey is also targeted at businesses and based on specific case studies of place governance and planning projects from across the world. The aim of this survey is to review what has worked well in different locations and to understand if there is an interest in investigating models adopted from these approaches within the Toowoomba City Centre. 

    Topics relate to the way Council and Toowoomba businesses collaborate, the way businesses collaborate independently, and models for funding community ideas and initiatives. A range of national and international case studies have been used to guide this conversation.

    For each question you will be able to watch a 3 minute 'case study' on various projects and then let us know if you think you'd like to see something like this in Toowoomba's City Centre.

    We appreciate your time in undertaking this survey. We estimate it will take approximately 15 minutes to complete your response. 



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