The Condamine electorate covers over 6000 square kilometres in area and incorporates the northern, southern and western edges of Toowoomba. It includes the larger towns of Oakey, Pittsworth, Crows Nest, Goombungee and Clifton and the communities of Westbrook, Southbrook, Pilton, Greenmount, Brookstead, Felton, Jondaryan, Meringandan, Quinalow and Haden with many smaller towns and communities in between.

The district is named after the Condamine River which runs along its western and southern boundaries. Condamine remained predominately the same after the 2017 State election but loses the town of Dalby and will now take in the southern area of the Nanango electorate and a small portion of the Warrego electorate in the west. Condamine is bordered by the state electorates of Warrego, Nanango, Southern Downs, Lockyer, Toowoomba North and Toowoomba South.

Condamine is a diverse electorate with a highly productive agricultural sector growing wheat, barley, chickpeas, sorghum, corn, cotton and mung beans and is home to more intensively farmed animals than any other electorate in Queensland with a significant number of feedlots, poultry farms and piggeries. Two meat processing plants operate within Condamine, Oakey Beef at Oakey, and Beef City at Purrawanda. Horticultural production in the southern area of the electorate is substantial with one of the largest lettuce growers in Australia farming near Felton and hydroponically grown figs at Nobby.

There are significant transport, engineering and manufacturing businesses based in Condamine. Many of these businesses market nationally and internationally, as well as locally. The Wellcamp Airport and Charlton Industrial development areas are both located in the heart of the Condamine electorate.

The Condamine electorate has several unique tourist attractions and historic places of interest which include the Bull’s Head Inn and DownsSteam Museum and Railway at Drayton, the Woolshed at Jondaryan and the Crows Nest Museum and Historical Village.  

 

Condamine also includes the Crows Nest National Park which provides an area for bushwalking, birdwatching and enjoying the local scenery especially via the Koonin Lookout. The Lake Perseverance Active Recreation Centre on Perseverance Creek Dam offers youth oriented adventure-based learning activities while the dam itself is a tourist attraction and recreation reserve for local people.

About the Condamine Electorate

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