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Kandanga is a town in south east Queensland, Australia. The town is located on the Mary Valley Highway, 160 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane and 28 kilometres south west of Gympie, on the banks of Kandanga Creek. Part of the Gympie Region local government area, Kandanga at the 2006 census had a population of 596. . The name "Kandanga" is derived from the local Kabi Aboriginal language, meaning a fork or sharp bend of the creek.
In 2006 the Beattie state government announced plans to construct a new dam at Traveston Crossing on the upper Mary River. The proposed dam, designed to provide water to the growing Sunshine Coast, will flood fertile farmland, including Kandanga.
Kandanga is well known for its prime farmland, although because of the proposed dam many farmers had to walk out on their farms.
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