Blackall-Tambo Region

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Blackall-Tambo Region
Queensland
Blackall-Tambo LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 2,086 (2010)[1]
 • Density 0.068504/km2 (0.17743/sq mi)
Established 2008
Area 30,450.6 km2 (11,757.0 sq mi)
Mayor Jan Ross[2]
Council seat Blackall
Region Central West Queensland
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council.svg
Website Blackall-Tambo Region
LGAs around Blackall-Tambo Region:
Longreach Barcaldine Central Highlands
Longreach Blackall-Tambo Region Murweh
Quilpie Murweh Murweh

The Blackall-Tambo Region is a local government area in Central West Queensland, Australia. Established in 2008, it was preceded by two previous local government areas dating from the 1870s.

For the financial year 2010/11 it had an approximate operating budget of A$30m.[3]

History[edit]

The Blackall-Tambo Region began as two separate entities: the Shire of Blackall and the Shire of Tambo.

The entire Region was originally part of Kargoolnah Division, which was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the Divisional Boards Act 1879. On 20 May 1880, a municipal Borough of Blackall was created to cover the town and its first councillors were elected in July 1880. On 1 January 1881, a new Tambo Division was proclaimed and excised from Kargoolnah.

With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Kargoolnah became a Shire on 31 March 1903, while Blackall became a Town. The latter was abolished on 7 November 1931 and became Division 3 of the Kargoolnah Shire, which had in the meantime shrunk to include only the Blackall region. On 19 November 1932, after representations to the State Government, Kargoolnah was officially renamed Blackall.

In July 2007, the Local Government Reform Commission released its report and recommended that the two areas amalgamate. Both councils opposed the amalgamation.[4] On 15 March 2008, the two Shires formally ceased to exist, and elections were held on the same day to elect councillors and a mayor to the Regional Council.

Wards[edit]

The Region has four divisions, each of whom elects one councillor, and a mayor is directly elected for the entire region.

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

The populations given relate to the component entities prior to 2008. The next census, due in 2011, will be the first for the new Region.

Year Population
(Region total)
Population
(Blackall)
Population
(Tambo)
1933 3,703 2,755 948
1947 3,370 2,488 882
1954 3,825 2,780 1,045
1961 4,415 3,291 1,124
1966 4,004 3,067 937
1971 3,156 2,325 831
1976 2,828 2,160 668
1981 2,985 2,223 762
1986 2,774 2,070 704
1991 2,661 2,045 616
1996 2,399 1,833 566
2001 2,450 1,822 628
2006 2,139 1,524 615

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics. "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10". Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Election summary (ECQ)
  3. ^ Blackall-Tambo Regional Council annual report 2011-12 http://www.btrc.qld.gov.au/web/guest/our-finances
  4. ^ Queensland Local Government Reform Commission (July 2007). Report of the Local Government Reform Commission (PDF) 2. pp. 37–41. ISBN 1-921057-11-4. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 

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Coordinates: 24°39′14″S 145°48′49″E / 24.65389°S 145.81361°E / -24.65389; 145.81361