Dysart, Queensland

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Dysart
Queensland
Dysart is located in Queensland
Dysart
Dysart
Coordinates 22°35′S 148°21′E / 22.583°S 148.350°E / -22.583; 148.350Coordinates: 22°35′S 148°21′E / 22.583°S 148.350°E / -22.583; 148.350
Population 3,003 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1973
Postcode(s) 4745
Elevation 223 m (732 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Isaac Region
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
34 °C
93 °F
10 °C
50 °F
590 mm
23.2 in

Dysart is a town in Central Queensland, Australia, located in the Isaac Region. Dysart is a service centre for the nearby Norwich Park coal mine, which closed in 2012 and Saraji coal mine, as well as grazing properties in the district. Most residents are employed by the coal mines.[citation needed] At the 2011 census, Dysart had a population of 3,003.[1]

Dysart was established in 1973, the Post Office opening on 8 October 1973.[2]

Prussian explorer Ludwig Leichhardt explored the region in 1845, climbing to the summit of nearby Campbells Peak.

Rugby League is a popular sport in Dysart. Dysart junior team is named 'Dysart Bulls' with team colours being red, black and white. The senior team is also called 'Dysart Bulls' and has about six home games a year. Junior home team of Matt Sing (24 State of Origin Games for Queensland).

Dysart State High School has around two hundred students. The High School holds an annual Fete.

Housing[edit]

According to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland in 2011, Dysart had a median rent of $1,200 a week for a house, making it the most expensive in Queensland.[3] In 2012, the median house price in the town was $475,000.[4] The closure of the Norwich Park Mine was expected to bring property prices down.[5] In August 2015, rental price for a three-bedroom home in Dysart starts at $130 a week.[6]

Mines[edit]

Norwich Park coal mine was located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the town.[5] Dysart is home to Norwich Park Mines Day, held to increase the public's knowledge of the mining industry. A monument to the coal and rail industry consisting of a large truck and coal wagon is located at the northern entrance to the town.[7]

Norwich Park Mine closed on 11 April 2012, after 32 years of operation.[8] Following its closure, its miners were relocated to Saraji Mine, which is located 26 kilometres (16 mi) north of the town.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Dysart (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ John McCarthy (18 April 2011). "Miners pay $90,000 in rent in Queensland towns". The Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Kate Bastable (24 February 2012). "Cashing in and getting out". The Satellite. APN News & Media. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Larry Schlesinger (19 April 2012). "Mine closure expected to bring down rents and prices in Dysart, Queensland: Agents". Property Observer. Private Media. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Results for properties for rent in Dysart, QLD 4745". REA Group. Archived from the original on 19 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Dysart". Isaac Regional Council. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Kim Honan (11 May 2012). "Big Queensland coal mine shuts down". ABC Rural. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 

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