Central Highlands Region
|Central Highlands Region
Location within Queensland
|• Density||0.585987/km2 (1.51770/sq mi)|
|Area||53,677 km2 (20,724.8 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Councillor Kerry Hayes|
|Website||Central Highlands Region|
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. 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
The Central Highlands Region includes the following settlements:
Peak Downs area:
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Local Government Reform Bill" (PDF). State of Queensland. 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-09.
- Central Highlands Regional Council
- Central Highlands Regional Council - Local Transition Committee
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Central Highlands Regional Council
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