Shire of McKinlay
|Shire of McKinlay
Location within Queensland
|• Density||0.023092/km2 (0.05981/sq mi)|
|Area||40,880.3 km2 (15,784.0 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Julia Creek|
|Region||North West Queensland|
|State electorate(s)||Mount Isa|
|Website||Shire of McKinlay|
It covers an area of 40,880.3 square kilometres (15,784.0 sq mi), and has existed as a local government entity since 1891. The shire economy is based on beef production and mining. BHP Billiton operate the Cannington mine in the shire, extracting silver, lead and zinc.
With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Mackinlay Division became the Shire of Mackinlay on 31 March 1903.
Towns and localities
The Shire of McKinlay includes the following settlements:
- 1927: W. M. Allison