4th Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers Camp Water Supply

Kolora Park Lagoon

Supply facility

Kolora Park, Palmwoods 4555

Palmwoods is located on the Sunshine Coast, on the North Coast rail line, approx 10 km south of Nambour. During WW2, a fresh water lagoon at the entrance to Palmwoods, on the Woombye - Palmwoods Road near the Railway Line, was utilised to provide fresh water for more than 50,000 troops station in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.


The area is now known as Kolora Park Lagoon and it respresents the location of an elevated water tank which gravity filled military water trucks with fresh water, for distribution further afield. The 4th Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers established a significant camp at the location. This camp became a major water supply point for numerous military camps around the Sunshine Coast region.

In July 1994, a group of engineers from the 4th Fld Coy, returned to Palmwoods for a reunion. At this reunion, they unveilled a drinking fountain with commemorative plaque. The drinking fountain is located at the position where the water tank stood.


Richard Waldie, Secretary, Palmwoods & District RSL Sub Branch

Dunn, P Australia @ War