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  1. Wen't out for Breakfast this morning to the Dutch Pancake Cottage at Spring Bluff Railway Station with @The Pom Queen. The station is around 40 minutes from where we live, just North of Toowoomba. The station was opened in 1867 and lies on the Ipswich-Toowoomba line. Construction on the line began in 1864 with the project being tackled in five stages, culminating in the sixteen mile section from Murphy’s Creek to Toowoomba known as the “Main Range”. The Main Range was regarded as a notoriously difficult section of rail to construct, given the steepness of the area. Approximately 1,600 men were involved in the project. On April 12 1867, the first train from Ipswich reached Toowoomba, (The journey from Ipswich to Toowoomba took 5 hours). Highfields Station, commonly known as the Main Range Station in its early days, was the principal crossing and watering station because of its suitable gradient and abundant water supply. It was renamed to Spring Bluff in 1890. The station served as an outlet for timber, dairy and other produce for the Highfields area. It played an integral role in community life and after the construction of a dance hall in 1907 was an important centre for social activities. The station was decommissioned in August 1992. and it's a big for the pancakes, top quality
  2. Hi all, If you had to grade and rank each suburb in Toowoomba, which suburbs would be at the top and which at the bottom of the hierarchy? As an aside - and I probably risk getting absolutely roasted by forum members for stating this - but I want to avoid living near public housing. All advise will be much appreciated. Kind Regards, Gary
  3. We are currently seeking a trade qualified heavy vehicle mechanic with extensive experience in Scania trucks, ideally based or willing to locate to Toowoomba, Queensland. Company Our client is is recognised as an established and progressive truck dealership. In view of their continuing business growth, they are looking to recruit highly qualified, trained, and experienced senior truck mechanics to lead the workshop. Role Your responsibilities and duties will include: Carrying out general servicing, maintenance and repairs; Diagnosing mechanical and electrical faults; Replacing/rebuilding engines as required; Training apprentices and providing technical support to fellow mechanics; and Attending regular training to update skills with new technologies. Ideal Candidate Fully qualified mechanic (heavy vehicle certified); Solid employment history in the same industry; Self-motivated, with good communication and interpersonal skills; Able to lead and direct other mechanics. Benefits The company offers competitive remuneration and benefit packages, as well as continuous training and development opportunities. 457 visa sponsorship is available for highly qualified and experienced candidates requiring it. Local and onshore candidates who are immediately available will be given priority.
  4. CrozierFamily

    Melbourne or Toowoomba

    Hi folks I am in the process of being offered two jobs, one in Melbourne CBD and one in Toowoomba. I appreciate they are very different places, but I was wondering if there are any strong views on what the benefits and cons are of each. We would be moving over with our two children (one aged 13 months the other 1 month) and our two dogs and I would be the only one working with a salary of around $140k for both places. Melbourne has a lot of very obvious benefits, but I am trying to make sure I am making a balanced decision so I would be keen to understand if anyone has anything to say that would help me weigh things up properly. We are not really city people per se, but we are excited by the opportunities Melbourne would offer, equally though we are mindful that Toowoomba could offer a really good community lifestyle and probably a much better standard of living for the salary I would be paid. I would be interested to know: If you had two job offers of the same money in the Melbourne and Toowoomba, which one would you choose and why? Thanks in advance for your comments!!
  5. Hi Everyone, My client is expanding their workshop in Toowoomba, and historically has looked to sponsor UK and Irish Technicians / Mechanics in the Truck Division They are a very responsible sponsor of Expats, and as a result tend to have a loyal workforce who don't often look to move away. Anyway they currently have asked me to find them 4 Qualified Mechanics, preferably with 5-7 years experience, and ideally for a Main Dealership background. A 457 Visa Sponsorship if offered, or those who have already gained their P.R. equally will be considered. Whilst there isn't any relocation on offer, the client has always been open to helping families settle quickly and easily. I'm doing Skype interviews for the next couple of weeks if anyone wants to be considered. Please drop me a copy of your CV to richard@thomasmconsulting, or my Skype I.D. is richthomas517124 Thanks Richard
  6. hello,i jst joined so new to this please be gentle my partner has been offered job in Toowoomba any advice on the areas to live?...schools..general advice on what life is like there please?? have looked at the 'official' sites on the area but would prefer the opinions of everyday ppl...good or bad,grateful for any advice. Thanks Claire xx
  7. Hi I'm a newbie but have been checking in on this forum on and off for a long time. My wife and kids (all 5 or under!) and I are moving to Toowoomba, Queensland in July. My wife has a state sponsored visa and will be taking up her post in August. Just to a few questions. Are their any Poms on the Forum who have moved to this area in recent years? What are your views? We visited Toowoomba as backpackers about 12 years ago and found Toowoomba to be quite quiet, however from what I've read it's grown quite a bit in the last decade. We've been wanting to emigrate to Oz for years. I had imagined us living on the coast, but it's going to be inland for us. We are tremendously excited and feel really lucky to have finally got the opportunity to live in Australia, but obviously feel very nervous. I'm giving up a good job in London but hope to find work once the kids have settled. Any advice on settling in Australia, kindly appreciated!
  8. I just wanted to say a big thank you to the folks on this forum for providing great help and positive attitudes:notworthy: Hubby has been offered job with a fantastic orginisation and were packing up hopefully be over in a few weeks just waiting on 457:jiggy:I came across a post by protech a recruitment agency and emailed hubby's cv and thought nothing to loose but nothing will probably happen, well a few weeks later and 2 interviews he was offered job on the spot. Using recruitment agencies isnt all doom and gloom and i just wanted to say life is too short, so take a chance whats the worst that could happen! I also want to thank Gary Pepper from protech he posts on the job section for tradies/mechs and i would highly recommend contacting him if your looking for sponsorship, hes fantastic, a genuine lovely helpful man! So here goes a new adventure with 4 kids and a brother thats now tagging along, be prepared i'll probably be spending every spare waking moment on here, and apologise for my questions in advance :biggrin: Lisa x x
  9. My husbands job is probably going to be in Toowoomba. I have 4 kids aged 15, 12, 10(boys) and 6 (girl). Any advice on places to live (rent) near good schools as children will walk to school. Just want a nice, safe family area so kids can play outside thanks Libbysmummy x
  10. Hi all, my names rachel and i have just moved from adelaide to toowoomba last week, was just wondering if anyone knows any mother and toddler groups i can join. I have tried google to no avail and my little ones going out of her mind not whacking whoops i mean playing with other children.:biglaugh::biglaugh: thanks.
  11. Libbysmummy

    toowoomba - ipswich commute

    Hi my OH is looking at a possible job offer in Toowoomba. I had my heart set on living near the coast and have friends in victoria point. I have been looking at the Ipswich area as a compromise and OH is willing to travel hour or so to work each day as i will be looking after children and would ideally like them too settle into a school that would allow us the freedom to move nearer the coast once we have perm residency. Any information would be great. Looking to rent in an area that is family friendly have 2 teenagers and 10 and 6 year old.
  12. Hi we are hoping to be in Toowoomba in August and have been looking online at several schools for our 14 year old son. any advice on schools in this area would be very much appreciated. thank you:cool:
  13. Shoni8


    Hi me my wife and son are moving to Toowoomba soon (July Aug)..i have a job waiting and would like any info....on where to live and where to avoid ? Schools.....we are thinking of the Boys grammar? We cant wait to meet new freinds and really embrace all that Toowoomba has to offer. any info at all would be really appreciated Thanks ......:wink:
  14. redditchcouple

    building work in toowoomba

    Hi all, I'm a carpenter hoping to migrate to Toowoomba S E QLD at the end of the year, and was just wondering what the state of the building/repair industry is like there after the flooding?
  15. Guest

    Toowoomba floods - so sad

    4 now confirmed dead and 3 more likely. What a catastrophe! Toowoomba swamped by deadly 'inland tsunami' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  16. I am relocating from NSW to Queensland with my family (2 kids aged 8 and 7) at the end of this year and need help deciding where to live. My OH will be based just outside Ipswich and we are thinking of buying a property near the main highway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. One place we're looking at is Gatton - does anybody know this area at all? Any info would be appreciated - especially about schools in the area. Many thanks :confused:
  17. Guest


    Anyone know what it's like to live there? I really need to start getting a starting point so we have at least some idea of where to head for.
  18. redditchcouple


    hi all,I was speaking to my uncle the other day who lives in bargara and he told me to take a look at Toowoomba as a place to live. Does anybody have any views on the place ,good or bad? Thanks
  19. Hello!!! Any British people in Toowoomba??? :hug: x x x
  20. Hi can anyone tell me what toowoomba is like. Are there many poms there. I imagine it to be an isolated town, but does it feel like that. Do any of yous out there know what the schools are like (state). Also what are the good areas within in an aporox 20k radius. Thanks J. ps. is there anything for kids around there. :chatterbox:
  21. Hi, we are planning on moving to Toowoomba in January (Just waiting to get our passports back from co) just got a few questions to ask anyone who lives in or knows Toowoomba. What are the best areas to live in (i will be going to the SQ Institute of Tafe so need to be relatively near here). We were hoping for ome sort of short term rental (anything from 2 weeks to 3 months) for when we first get over there but are struggling to find something suitable (where are husband, wife and 2 boys aged 3 and 4) any suggestions? Whats the shopping like?? (we have lived in Spain for 2 years and its terrible for everything here from food to clothes etc etc). I'm sure if I find someone to answer these questions I will think of a lot more!
  22. Anyone interested in buying property in SE QLD (Toowoomba) may want to take a look at this The Grange Townhomes The developer has cut $85K off the valuations in order to sell them. I have no financial interest in this, I was sent the link by an Estate Agent I have used. Toowoomba is 90 mins west of Brisbane.
  23. Guest


    Hi everybody Just a quick question to all you knowledgeable people out there!! What is the town of Toowoomba QLD like? Is there a mine opening up in the region in the future? Thanks for your help Colin
  24. Guest

    toowoomba, brisbane???

    hi i am 11 years old and i might be moving to brisbane or toowoomba!!! im a bit worried about leaving friends and family behind!!! i would like to know what the schools are like and what subjects they do?? what kind of clubs they do?? and what kind ofsports they do?? please help i would be very grateful Ronnie
  25. hi just joined and hope you don't mind me getting in on it this. I am due to move over in April and dispite looking on the real estate web it is quite hard to work out the dos and don't any suggestions? I need a rental property preferably furnished . I have even emailed some estate agents to no avail. Gosh this is a huge move on my own let's hope it is worth it. Really starting to panic now . :cry: