NEWS FLASH

The Toowoomba Regional Council is seeking input from the public regarding the proposed move of Toowoomba Live Steamers from Kearneys Spring Historical Park to Lemway Park. As part of this, consultation with residents, through an online survey has been constructed by the TRC and can be found as per the following attachment.
Would you please take the time to complete this survey to allow the councilors to make an informed decision.

 

The Toowoomba Live Steamers Miniature Railway has provided a fun, family friendly experience to the Toowoomba region since 1996 from Kearneys Spring Park in Kearneys Spring. 

 The group have been experiencing some adverse effects from the resident flying fox colony in the park, and after consideration of options, Council is exploring the idea of providing assistance to relocate the Toowoomba Live Steamers Miniature Railway to Lemway Avenue Park, also in Kearneys Spring.

 A concept plan has been drafted to help you understand the possible layout and facilities that may result from this relocation proposal to Lemway Avenue. 

 To let Council know your thoughts and find out more details about the proposed relocation, please head to http://yoursay.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/live-steamers and complete the survey. Alternatively you can contact Council on 131 872.

Council’s Stakeholder Engagement team will also be visiting residents in the Lemway Avenue area from 27 – 31 July to discuss the proposal.

 If you would like to experience a train ride and find out more information about the relocation proposal, head to Kearneys Spring Park, Spring Street on Sunday, August 2 for a special open day. Rides will be from 11am to 2pm, and cost $1.50 per ride or you can purchase a 10-ride pass for $13.The consultation period will run from Friday 24 July to Thursday 6 August 2015.

Feedback received during the consultation period will be presented to Council in September to make a decision on the relocation proposal of the Toowoomba Live Steamers Miniature Railway.

These results and the Council decision will be updated at http://yoursay.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/live-steamers

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Toowoomba Live Steamers Inc, 5″ & 7.25″ dual gauge railway.

Toowoomba Live Steamers Inc. miniature railway and engineering club hosts public running days on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

Members of the public can experience miniature train rides around our rail network at Kearneys Spring Historical Park in Spring Street Toowoomba.

We normally operate several privately owned locos as well as club locos on running days, including our narrow gauge “diesel” cane loco, and at least one of our actual coal burning live steam narrow gauge locos.

Each ride costs only $1.50 per person per ride, and members of the public must wear footwear and observe a few simple common sense rules. All are most welcome.

We are also available for private charter functions, where groups can make use of the excellent BBQ facilities in the center of our rail network, and book train rides for their group members. A great idea for children’s birthday parties etc, and the adults can ride too!

Come and see our railway and station, and feel free to use the BBQ and picnic facilities provided in beautiful Kearneys Spring Historical Park.

Private Event Bookings

Need a fantastic birthday party that your child and their friends will never forget? Let us provide the entertainment for your group with several miniature trains providing constant rides for both children and the adults!

Take the stress out of entertaining your guests by chartering our miniature railway for your next party. We provide the train rides……we do NOT provide food and drink.

Contact John on 46364671 for enquiries and bookings. It’s cheaper than you think!