5 km S of Toowoomba
Kearneys Spring is a suburb located 5 kilometres south of the city centre via New England Highway. At the 2011 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 7,348. The suburb was named for a family who had a dairy farm in the area. An early irrigation scheme consisting of wooden pipes transported water from the springs, providing Toowoomba’s water supply.
Kearneys Spring is divided into western and eastern portions by the wetlands formed by West Creek. Four small shopping centres are located in the suburb: Toowoomba K-Mart Plaza and The Ridge Shopping Centre (containing a Woolworths and an ALDI) on the east side, and Westridge and Uni Plaza (opposite University of Southern Queensland’s main campus) on the west side.
The Christian Outreach College is located in the east of Kearneys Spring.