Shire of Kilcoy

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Shire of Kilcoy
Queensland
Kilcoy LGA Qld.png
Location within Queensland
Population 3,424 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 2.3692/km2 (6.1363/sq mi)
Established 1912
Area 1,445.2 km2 (558.0 sq mi)
Council seat Kilcoy
Region South East Queensland
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Website Shire of Kilcoy
LGAs around Shire of Kilcoy:
Kilkivan Cooloola Cooloola
Esk Shire of Kilcoy Maroochy, Caloundra
Esk Esk Caboolture

The Shire of Kilcoy was a local government area in South East Queensland, Australia, about 95 kilometres (59 mi) northwest of Brisbane along the D'Aguilar Highway, not far from the Sunshine Coast. The shire covered an area of 1,445.2 square kilometres (558.0 sq mi), and existed from 1912 until its merger with the Shire of Esk to form the Somerset Region on 15 March 2008.

Beef cattle is the predominant industry in the area, with other activities including dairying, small crops and aquaculture.

History[edit]

Kilcoy Shire Chambers, circa 1916

The area was originally incorporated as part of the Caboolture Division on 11 November 1879 under the Divisional Boards Act 1879. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Caboolture became a Shire on 31 March 1903.

On 22 February 1912, the Shire of Kilcoy split away and was proclaimed in its own right.[2] The council consisted of an elected mayor and eight councillors, and was not subdivided.

On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government (Reform Implementation) Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, the Shire of Kilcoy merged with the Shire of Esk to form the Somerset Region.

Towns and localities[edit]

The Shire of Esk included the following settlements:

Population[edit]

Year Population
1933 2,220
1947 2,551
1954 2,473
1961 2,406
1966 2,343
1971 2,149
1976 2,223
1981 2,186
1986 2,577
1991 2,951
1996 3,139
2001 3,244
2006 3,424

Chairmen and mayors[edit]

  • 1927: R. C. Jenkinson [3]
  • 1985-2000: Alex Brown
  • 2000-2008: Terry Dredge

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kilcoy (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  2. ^ Queensland Government Gazette, 22 February 1912, p.435.
  3. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 26°56′29.4″S 152°33′50.3″E / 26.941500°S 152.563972°E / -26.941500; 152.563972