South Toowoomba - Wilf Gowlett Detention Basin (West Creek)

Wednesday, 14 Jul 2021 10:29

Address: 108 Water Street, South Toowoomba QLD 4350

This area was developed as a rugby league ground in the 1950s and was later used as a cricket ground, known as the Wilf Gowlett Oval.

Nowadays, it serves as a stormwater detention basin for West Creek. This detention basin features an open grassed area and concrete paths and forms part of the West Creek corridor of parks with West Creek Park 4 to the north and West Creek Park 5 to the south. 

As you walk or ride south from this point, the path detours away from the creek for a couple of street blocks around the Toowoomba Golf Club. The detention basin hosts the golf driving range which is managed by the City Golf Club.


As a part of the Gowrie Creek Catchment Management Strategy, the former Toowoomba City Council constructed a series of detention basins on West Creek to minimise the impact of major storm events on the residents and businesses of Toowoomba. It was funded by the Australian Government, the Queensland Government and the Toowoomba City Council under the Regional Flood Mitigation Programme. The project was completed in December 2006.

More information about Wilf Gowlett can be found on the Toowoomba Southern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club website.


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