Isaac Region

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Isaac Region
Queensland
Isaac LGA Qld 2008.png
Location within Queensland
Population 22,629 (2010)[1]
 • Density 0.384442/km2 (0.995699/sq mi)
Established 2008
Area 58,862 km2 (22,726.7 sq mi)
Issac regional council logo.svg
Website Isaac Region
LGAs around Isaac Region:
Flinders Charters Towers Mackay
Barcaldine Isaac Region Burdekin / Whitsunday
Longreach Central Highlands Livingstone

Isaac Region is a local government area in Queensland, Australia created in March 2008 as a result of the report of the Local Government Reform Commission released in July 2007. The new Council, located in Central Queensland, contains the entire area of three previous local government areas;

The report recommended that the new local government area should not be divided into wards and elect eight councillors and a mayor. The Isaac Regional Council covers an area of 58,862 square kilometres (22,727 sq mi), contain an estimated resident population in 2006 of 20,443 and have an operating budget of A$46.0m.

History[edit]

The region takes its name from the Isaac River which in turn takes its name from Queensland pioneer Frederick Isaac who accompanied the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt on his first expedition.[2]

Towns and localities[edit]

The former town of Blair Athol, obliterated by the Blair Athol coal mine was within the region.[2]

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 Total Region Belyando Broadsound Nebo
1933 4,971 2,987 1,590 394
1947 5,016 3,067 1,415 534
1954 5,088 3,104 1,537 447
1961 5,367 3,253 1,539 575
1966 5,101 2,997 1,625 479
1971 7,200 4,834 1,589 777
1976 11,389 7,210 3,379 800
1981 15,522 7,700 6,908 914
1986 22,133 11,362 8,419 2,352
1991 22,188 11,082 8,472 2,634
1996 20,703 10,755 7,486 2,462
2001 19,013 9,883 6,601 2,529
2006 19,820 10,455 6,843 2,522

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 March 2011). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10". Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Isaac Regional Council". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°49′00″S 148°41′56″E / 22.81667°S 148.69889°E / -22.81667; 148.69889