Central Highlands Region

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Central Highlands Region
Queensland
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Location within Queensland
Population 31,454 (2015)[1]
 • Density 0.585987/km2 (1.51770/sq mi)
Established 2008
Area 53,677 km2 (20,724.8 sq mi)
Mayor Councillor Kerry Hayes
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Flynn
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Website Central Highlands Region
LGAs around Central Highlands Region:
Isaac Rockhampton Rockhampton
Barcaldine Central Highlands Region Banana
Blackall-Tambo / Murweh Maranoa Western Downs

Central Highlands Region is a local government area in Queensland, Australia.

History[edit]

The Central Highlands Region was created in March 2008 as a result of the report of the Local Government Reform Commission released in July 2007. The new local government area, located in Central Queensland, contains the entire areas of four previous local government areas:

Legislation introduced into the Queensland Parliament gave the name of the new region as Central Highlands.[2] The report recommended that the new local government area should not be divided into wards and elect eight councillors and a mayor. The Central Highlands Region has an area of 53,677 square kilometres (20,725 sq mi), contains an estimated resident population in 2006 of 26,824 and has an estimated operating budget of A$66 million.

Towns and localities[edit]

The Central Highlands Region includes the following settlements:

Libraries[edit]

The Central Highlands Region operates public libraries at Bauhinia, Blackwater, Capella, Dingo, Duaringa, Emerald, Rubyvale (The Gemfields), Rolleston, Springsure and Tieri.[3]

Mayors[edit]

  • 2008 - 2016: Peter John Eric Maguire [4][5]
  • 2016 - : Kerry Hayes [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Local Government Reform Bill" (PDF). State of Queensland. 2007. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2007-09-09.
  3. ^ "Locations". Central Highlands Regional Council. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  4. ^ "2008 Central Highlands Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-29. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  5. ^ "2012 Central Highlands Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 2018-04-01. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  6. ^ "2016 Central Highlands Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". results.ecq.qld.gov.au. Archived from the original on 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2017-12-04.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°31′20″S 148°09′42″E / 23.52222°S 148.16167°E / -23.52222; 148.16167