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Benson Court Motel Toowong

Benson Court Motel Toowong offers 20 luxurious studio style units in Toowong. Benson Court Motel is conveniently located in Toowong, just a 10 minute drive from the Brisbane CBD.

Reception hours: from 7:00am to 7:30pm.

Address: 61 Benson St, Toowong, Qld, 4066

Phone: (07) 3870 4444, or Toll Free: 1800 350 244

Rating: RACQ 3 and a half Star rating

Rates: Check out the nightly rates here.

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Check In / Check Out Times:

Check-in -1200 noon
Check-out -10:00 am

Features:

  • Our Clean and Spacious Units Feature
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Kitchenette (refrigerator, microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery & cutlery)
  • Air-conditioning/Heating
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Colour TV / FOXTEL
  • Ceiling fans
  • Table & chairs
  • Balcony or courtyard
  • Jimojo Wireless Broadband Hotspot
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Run Property

Run Property is a real estate firm that exclusively focuses on rental property management. They are focused on providing tenants with a quality service, and are well respected for taking the hassle out of living in a rental property.

Run Property handle over 20,000 rentals nationwide, and with leading edge technology they effortlessly handle the processes of maintaining rental properties on behalf of Landlords.

Address: 48 Jephson St, Toowong, Qld, 4066

Phone: (07) 3833 6660

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Rental Application Agreement Form: Form for Brisbane (PDF, opens in new window)

Search for properties: Properties for Rent, or Properties For Sale.

Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat:    8:30am – 4:00pm
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Toowong College

Toowong College is a high school that has been rebranded as a “school of excellence” for students with a natural flair in Math s and Science. It is a high-end academy of maths and science with an established relationship with the University of Queensland.

The school searches for highly motivated students in maths and science that are matched by highly skilled young teachers to establish this new model school in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane.

School Fees: information not available

Address: 78 Bywong Street, Toowong Queensland 4066

Postal Address: PO Box 303, Toowong DC, Qld, 4066

Phone: (07) 3377 9333

Location Map: Google Map (opens in new window)

Website: Link not available

Press  Release: The Government released a Press Release about the school prior to opening. This article is published below for your benefit.

Minister for Education and the Arts
The Honourable Rod Welford

Monday, August 01, 2005

Queensland’s first ‘Smart State Academy’ for Toowong

The Queensland Government today announced the first of its two new ‘Smart State Academies’ would be established at Toowong in Brisbane’s inner west.Education Minister, Rod Welford, said the ‘Smart State Academies’ would underpin a new era in state education, boosting opportunities for Queensland’s brightest students.

“Our first ‘Smart State Academy’ will focus on maths, science and technology for Year 10, 11 and 12 students and be established at Toowong College from 2007,” Mr Welford said.

“We have chosen the Toowong College site to capitalise on its close educational and geographic links with the University of Queensland.

“This ‘Smart State Academy’ will accelerate learning opportunities for our best and brightest students and provide a pathway for their future careers.

“These students will become our scientists, mathematicians and technicians of the future.”

Mr Welford said the 2007 starting date was chosen to allow time for the Academy to gear up and to provide sufficient transition time for existing students and their families.

“There are currently some 223 students in Years 8 to 12 and a further 70 undertaking adult education at Toowong College,” he said.

“Students in years 10, 11 and 12 will be able to complete their schooling at Toowong College with no impact on their curriculum choices.

“Years 8 and 9 students will be able to continue through to the end of Year 10.

“Whilst the current Year 10 students can stay on and finish their schooling through to Year 12 at the College, we will offer immediate support to them if they would prefer to start their Year 11 senior studies at a new school.

“For the Year 8 and 9 students, Education Queensland will provide a package of assistance for students and their families.

“This includes discussions with guidance counsellors about options, advice about transport, and financial support to purchase replacement uniforms.

“There will be no new enrolments taken at Toowong College from today.

“I would welcome applications by any of the existing Year 8 and 9 students to become our first enrolments at the new ‘Smart State Academy’ in 2007.

“Entry will be based on academic merit and will enable students to fast track their studies, gain invaluable work experience and combine their schooling with tertiary studies.

“Partnerships with universities and industry will generate exciting opportunities for students to extend their education.”

From 2007, the Academy will open its doors for Year 10 and 11 students and in 2008, for Year 12 students.

Mr Welford said there would be opportunities for College staff to become part of the new Smart State Academy.

“This is a very large undertaking by the State Government and we understand staff and families of existing students will have many questions,” he said.

“I have asked Education Queensland to do everything they can to provide detailed information and assist where passible.”

The State Government has committed $46 million over four years to establish two new Smart State Academies, as part of the second phase of the Smart State strategy.

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Toowong Villas

Toowong Villas provides resort style accommodation in amongst beautiful tropical gardens in the heart of Toowong, and just 5 mins from Brisbane CBD. The interior of the Toowong Villas are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Villa and Studio style units.

It’s a perfect venue where families can relax and take advantage of the two swimming pools. Or if you’re an executive then there’s also a small conference room making it a perfect venue for your stay.

Address: 9 Ascog Tce, Toowong Qld, 4066

Phone: (07) 3371 4855, or Toll Free: 1800 777 092

Rating: RACQ 4 Star rating

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Description:

The Villas are comfortable and self-contained, and include a kitchenette, laundry with washing machine and dryer.

The Studio units have motel style facilities.

All Villa and Studio units have either a balcony or courtyard, and are airconditioned.

Baby cots, high chairs and foldaway beds are available upon request.

Villa Features:

  • Studio (bedsitters) and Self Contained Villas – Room Plans below
  • Spacious one hectare garden setting
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • Barbeques and Children’s Play Area
  • Small Conference Room
  • Undercover Parking
  • Short Walk to Toowong Village
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RE Hotel

The Royal Exchange (RE) Hotel is one of the central drinking holes for students of the University of Qld. You can often hear the student catch cry, “I’d rather be at the RE” while drinking at the bar. It is one of Toowong’s most famous drinking holes, with the historic building

Royal Exchange Hotel, (RE Hotel) Toowong
Royal Exchange Hotel, (RE Hotel) Toowong

Address: 10 High St,

Toowong, Qld, 4066

Phone: (07) 3371 2555

Opening Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday  10am – 12am
  • Thursday – Saturday     10am – 2am
  • Sunday                                11am – 2am

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History:

In 1884 a hoteliers licence was issued to Silvester Ryan to operate the Royal Exchange Hotel.

With 130 years of history within its walls, the RE is one of Australia’s most famous watering holes, and put Toowong on the map. The RE attracts a cosmopolitan mix who relate easily in a relaxed atmosphere or locals and students alike.

The RE Beergarden is famous as host to countless ‘end of exam’ celebrations (June, November). And if you arrive at the end of February each year be aware of the annual “RE Toga Party” which kicks off the Uni year.

Locals find it to be a great place for a sunny lunch or punt at the TAB, a dash on the pokies or just to take in a relaxing beer with mates.

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Attractions Around Toowong, Qld, 4066, Australia

The Brisbane General Cemetery (Toowong Cemetery), started in 1866 and formally opened in 1875, is Queensland’s largest cemetery, placed on 437,300 square metres of land. It replaced Brisbane’s first cemetery which was located near Skew Street in the centre of Brisbane. The cemetery contains a sign posted walk that provides information on various people buried therein.

Brisbane Boys’ College (also known as BBC) is a day boarding school established in Clayfield in 1901. In the late twenties it was decided that there were insufficient facilities at the Clayfield location, and the school was moved to Toowong on Kensington Terrace.

Toowong has two main drinking establishments, the Regatta Hotel and the Royal Exchange Hotel, both of which are historic hotels. The three storey Regatta hotel contained accommodation on the upper two floors and a public bar and lounge area on the ground floor. In 1965 a protest took place in the public bar of the Regatta Hotel when Merle Thornton (mother of Australian actress Sigrid Thornton) and another woman chained themselves to the bar in protest of public bars in Queensland being restricted to men only.
The Royal Exchange Hotel

Built in 1986, Toowong Village is an office tower and shopping centre situated at the centre of Toowong. The blue glass office tower is a prominent landmark visible from Toowong and surrounding suburbs. The shopping centre situated on the lower levels of the office tower contains the Toowong Railway Station, Brisbane City Library and the standard mix of retail stores.

Located on Sylvan Road, Toowong Memorial Park is a large park with gum trees, football ovals and a commanding view of the suburb. It was officially opened in 1918 in honour of those who enlisted from the Town of Toowong during the World War I. The park contains the Soldiers’ Memorial on top of the hill was dedicated in 1922 and an RSL memorial is located near the Memorial gates on Sylvan Road, and also contains the Western Districts Rugby Football Club and a Basketball centre. Anzac Park is located next to the Western Freeway opposite the Toowong Cemetery. Originally the land was part of the cemetery grounds, but was converted to a rifle range in 1877. At the end of World War I the trees were planted in memory of the men from Toowong. The park land was proposed as a site for the Botanic Gardens, but the construction of the Western Freeway forced the move of the proposed site to its current location closer to Mount Coot-tha. The Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium are located at the base of Mount Coot-tha.

The Toowong pool was a 25 yard (23 metres) pool with timber grandstands and dressing sheds, originally built in the 1920s. The facilities were reconstructed and re-opened in 1959, to commemorate Queensland’s centenary. These later works were designed by James Birrell, Brisbane City Chief Architect. The pool was demolished in 2003, with development of apartments on the site planned and due to start development in the near future.

The original Toowong Municipal Library was built 1961 on Coronation Drive opposite the Toowong pool, and was the district library for the western suburbs. The library was also designed by Brisbane City Chief Architect James Birell, and is one of the few remaining examples of his work. The library is now used as commercial premises. The building comprises a two storey library surrounded by trees and landscaped terraces, with cavity brick lower floor, the structure is formed by three intersecting circles. Above this base floor is a ‘floating’ crystalline form with 12 sided polygon (dodecagon) floor plan whose external walls taper outward as they rise and which houses the principal public floor of the library. The external steel wall framing of the upper floor is diagonally braced, and sheeted with plywood panels set within the structural framing and framed with silky oak beading. The library originally had a hemi-spherical skylight above its centre, which has now been replaced by an enclosure for mechanical equipment.

The library was threatened for closure in 1982 following the opening of a new municipal library at Indooroopilly in 1981. The Toowong Library did in fact close but local residents’ action saw it re-opened in 1983. Alterations were made to the building in 1983 when one of the rooms on the lower floor was acquired for use by the local councillor as a ward office, until 2005. Despite a campaign by local residents to prevent the closure of the library and redevelopment of the library and adjoining swimming pool site, the library was moved to Toowong Village shopping centre in March 2001, and the original building, which is protected by Heritage listing, is now business premises.

The workshops and a bus depot of Brisbane Transport is located at the western end of the suburb.

Article courtesy of Wikipedia.

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