Brigalow, Queensland

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Brigalow
Queensland
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Brigalow General Store
Brigalow is located in Queensland
Brigalow
Brigalow
Coordinates 26°53′S 150°49′E / 26.883°S 150.817°E / -26.883; 150.817Coordinates: 26°53′S 150°49′E / 26.883°S 150.817°E / -26.883; 150.817
Population 404 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4412
Location
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Brigalow is a town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia.[2][3] The town is in the Western Downs Region local government area and on the Warrego Highway, 272 kilometres (169 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2011 census, Brigalow and the surrounding area had a population of 404.[1]

History[edit]

Brigalow Post Office opened by November 1912 (a receiving office, originally named Mulga, had been open from 1895) and closed around 1993.[4]

Economy[edit]

The Kogan Creek Power Station is located in Brigalow. At 750 MW, it is the largest single unit in Australia. Construction by a consortium led by Siemens commenced in 2004 and was completed in 2007.[5] It was opened by the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Minister for Mines and Energy Geoff Wilson on 27 November 2007.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Brigalow (Chinchilla Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Brigalow - town (entry 4501)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Brigalow - locality (entry 47670)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kogan Creek Case Study" (PDF). Siemens. 
  6. ^ Drought proof generator powers Queensland growth. Ministerial Media Statement. 27 November 2007. Retrieved on 4 December 2007.

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