North Star, New South Wales


North Star, New South Wales

North Star is a small village in northern New South Wales near the Queensland border. At the 2006 census, North Star had a population of 327 people.[1]

Contents

Facilities

  • Grain storage capabilities owned by Grain Corp, with access to the railway line.
  • North Star Public School - current student enrolment is 33 pupils with 2 fulltime teachers
  • North Star Sporting Club
  • Polo Ground
  • Golf Course
  • Four cement Tennis courts
  • Restaurant
  • North Star Pub (closed)
    • A few hotel rooms
  • North Star General Store
    • Doubles as the post office
  • Caravan park
  • CWA Hall

Railway

The railway arrived on 20 June 1932 with the opening of the line to Boggabilla[2]. In the 1980s, with the closure of all traffic except grain, the line was cut back to North Star which has the last silo on the line.

The proposed Inland Railway could see the line restored north of North Star, though it would take a new alignment in the direction of Toowoomba.

Adjacent stations

Website

www.northstarnsw.com was launched in November 2011. It is a community run and built website featuring a calendar of events, Speakers Corner (a page for discussing community issue and achievements), as well as information on the local P & C and CWA fundraisers and events. The CWA are responsible for the creation of the website and it is hoped one day a page will be created solely aimed at encouraging tourists to discover all that this little town has to offer.

References

Coordinates: 28°55′57″S 150°23′29″E / 28.9325°S 150.39139°E / -28.9325; 150.39139 (North Star)



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