|LGA(s)||Rockhampton Regional Council|
Westwood is today a handful of houses, a hotel, and a police station. In 1867, the Great Northern Railway (now known as The Central Line) reached the area from Rockhampton, and Westwood became the railhead. The first load of wool was railed from the town on 23 August. The town was meant to be the railhead for only a short time, however, bureaucracy and financial difficulties for the state meant that the next section of the line did not commence construction until 1873. The significance of Westwood declined when the railhead moved further west.