Shire of Sarina
|Shire of Sarina
Location within Queensland
|Population||10,720 (2006 census)|
|• Density||7.422/km2 (19.224/sq mi)|
|Area||1,444.3 km2 (557.6 sq mi)|
The Shire of Sarina was a local government area located in the Central Queensland region of Queensland, Australia. The shire, administered from the town of Sarina, covered an area of 1,444.3 square kilometres (557.6 sq mi), and existed as a local government entity from 1912 until 2008, when it amalgamated with the City of Mackay and the Shire of Mirani to form the Mackay Region.
Pioneer Division was one of the 74 divisional boards established on 11 November 1879 under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 2884 and covered the region surrounding but not including the Borough of Mackay. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Pioneer Division became the Shire of Pioneer on 31 March 1903.
The Shire of Sarina was established from part of the Shire of Pioneer (Mackay) on 1 January 1912 under the Local Authorities Act 1902. Its first chairman was Alex Innes.
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 Sarina merged with the City of Mackay and Shire of Mirani to form the Mackay Region.
Towns and localities
The Shire of Sarina included the following settlements:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Sarina (S) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
- "Proclamation [Pioneer Division]". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 November 1879. p. 25:1006.
- "Agency ID1485, Pioneer Divisional Board". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
- "Agency ID1486, Pioneer Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
- Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "Newbery, Mr Thomas Guy (Tom)". Re-Member Database. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 18 June 2014.