Rangeville

Postcode
4350

Location
5 km SE of Toowoomba

Profile
Rangeville is a suburb located 5 kilometres south-east of the city centre. At the 2011 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 8,217.

Geography
The suburb’s eastern boundary is home to four reserves: Picnic Point Park (with several lookouts, a restaurant and a bar); Mount Tabletop, accessible only by a walking track from Table Top Drive; McKnight Park, and J. E. Duggan Park, named for former Labor Opposition leader, John Duggan who represented the local area for over 30 years. The western boundary along East Creek is home to the Toowoomba Bicentennial Waterbird Habitat.  At Picnic Point, a 150-foot flagpole was erected as part of the Q150 celebrations.

History
As closer settlement moved further along the range from Toowoomba, the suburb appears to have been named Rangeville to distinguish it from The Range, which was the general term for the area along the Range.

Heritage listings
Rangeville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 1 South Street: Geeumbi
  • 2 South Street: Rodway, Toowoomba
  • 168 Tourist Road: Picnic Point and adjacent Parkland

Education
Rangeville contains two schools: Rangeville State School (1909) and St. Joseph’s College (Catholic, 1956).