St Lawrence, Queensland

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St Lawrence
Queensland
StLawrence Qld01.jpg
View along St Lawrence's main street
St Lawrence is located in Queensland
St Lawrence
St Lawrence
Coordinates 22°21′S 149°32′E / 22.350°S 149.533°E / -22.350; 149.533Coordinates: 22°21′S 149°32′E / 22.350°S 149.533°E / -22.350; 149.533
Population 396 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4707
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Isaac Region
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
31.8 °C
89 °F
10.9 °C
52 °F
1,018.6 mm
40.1 in
Localities around St Lawrence:
Collaroy Clairview The Percy Group
Lotus Creek ' The Percy Group
Clarke Creek Ogmore Ogmore

St Lawrence is a small town and locality in Queensland, Australia. It is part of the Isaac Region local government area.[2][3] In the 2011 census, St Lawrence had a population of 396 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

St Lawrence is located 802 kilometres (498 mi) north of Brisbane and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) off the Bruce Highway.The town is located south of St Lawrence Creek, which flows into a vast bay known as Broad Sound, a waterway noted for its large tidal range (up to 9 metres (30 ft) in the summer).

The North Coast railway line passes through the town, which is served by St Lawrence railway station.

History[edit]

The township of St Lawrence was originally established to maintain the Customs Office for the Port of St Lawrence.[4] Once a prosperous port town, exporting cattle from the hinterland, most residents are now railway workers.

At the 2006 census, St Lawrence and the surrounding area had a population of 195.[5]

St Lawrence was the administrative centre of the Shire of Broadsound until 2008, when the shire was amalgamated with the Shire of Belyando and the Shire of Nebo to form the Isaac Region local government area. Moranbah is the administrative centre of the new region but St Lawrence maintains council offices at 36 Macartney Street.[6]

Heritage listings[edit]

St Lawrence has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "St Lawrence". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "St Lawrence - town (entry 32101)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "St Lawrence - locality (entry 47035)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "St Lawrence - Isaac Regional Council". www.isaac.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "St Lawrence (Broadsound Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Contact Us - Isaac Regional Council". www.isaac.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  7. ^ "Christ Church Anglican Church (entry 601661)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Police Station and former Courthouse and Cell Block (entry 601152)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Meatworks and Wharf Site (former) (entry 601173)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 

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