Shire of Quilpie

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Shire of Quilpie
Queensland
Quilpie LGA Qld.png
Location in Queensland
Population 1,035 (2010)[1]
 • Density 0.015303/km2 (0.039635/sq mi)
Established 1930
Area 67,633.5 km2 (26,113.4 sq mi)
Mayor Stuart Mackenzie
Council seat Quilpie
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Website www.quilpie.qld.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Quilpie:
Barcoo Longreach Blackall-Tambo
Barcoo Shire of Quilpie Murweh
Bulloo Bulloo Paroo
Quilpie Shire Hall, 2012

The Shire of Quilpie is a local government area in South West Queensland, Australia. It covers an area of 67,633.5 square kilometres (26,113.4 sq mi), and its administrative centre is the town of Quilpie.

The dominant industry is grazing. Opal fields are also worked within the shire.

History[edit]

The Shire was created on 17 July 1930 from parts of the Shires of Barcoo, Murweh and Paroo and part of the abolished Shire of Adavale and all of the abolished Shire of Bulloo.[2] However, on 4 July 1931, the Shire of Bulloo was re-instated.[3]

Leaders[edit]

Chairmen[edit]

  • 1930-1933 H. J. Pegler[4]

Mayors[edit]

  • 1997 - 2011 P. David Edwards[5]
  • 2012 - Stuart Mackenzie[6]

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 1,965
1947 1,931
1954 2,387
1961 2,534
1966 2,051
1971 1,685
1976 1,440
1981 1,430
1986 1,490
1991 1,406
1996 1,402
2001 1,175
2006 986

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 March 2011). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10". Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Agency ID2448, Quilpie Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Agency ID9651, Bulloo Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of Council". Quilpie Shire Council. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Quilpie Shire Council Annual Report 2011-2012". Quilpie Shire Council. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "2012 Quilpie Shire Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°36′36″S 144°15′58″E / 26.61000°S 144.26611°E / -26.61000; 144.26611