Brigalow is a rural town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia.[2][3] The town is in the Western Downs Region local government area and on the Warrego Highway, 272 kilometres (169 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2016 census, Brigalow had a population of 170.[1]

History

Brigalow Post Office opened by November 1912 (a receiving office, originally named Mulga, had been open from 1895) and closed around 1993.[4]

At the 2006 census, Brigalow and the surrounding area had a population of 457.[5]

Economy

The Kogan Creek Power Station is located in Brigalow. At 750 MW, it is the largest single unit in Australia. Construction by a consortium led by Siemens commenced in 2004 and was completed in 2007.[6] It was opened by the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Minister for Mines and Energy Geoff Wilson on 27 November 2007.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brigalow (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 January 2020. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Brigalow - town (entry 4501)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Brigalow - locality (entry 47670)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Brigalow (Chinchilla Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Kogan Creek Case Study" (PDF). Siemens. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 May 2013.
  7. ^ Bligh, Anna; Wilson, Geoff (27 November 2007). "Drought proof generator powers Queensland growth - Ministerial Media Statement". Media Statements. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 29 April 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2007.

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