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Burdekin Shire Council

Burdekin Shire Council

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About Us

The Burdekin Shire Council covers an area of approximately 5053 square kilometres and is bordered by Townsville City Council to the north, Charters Towers Regional Council to the west and Whitsunday Regional Council to the south.The Shire has an estimated resident population of approximately 17,500 (Census 2011) and is categorised as a Rural Agricultural Very Large (RAV) Local Authority under the Australian classification of Local Governments.

The Council has its origins back in 1888 when the Ayr Divisional Board was formed. On April 1, 1903, all Divisions became Shires under the Local Authorities' Act of 1902 and the Council of the Shire of Ayr was created. In 1982 the name was changed to Burdekin Shire Council to more accurately reflect the geographic area covered by the Council.

The Burdekin Shire Council is committed to working with the community to create an inclusive, welcoming, and healthy environment that offers a high quality of liveability for residents that is underpinned by a productive and diverse economy.

Quick Facts About The Region

Burdekin Shire Council is located in the suburb of Ayr, the council of Burdekin, the state electorate of Burdekin and the federal electorate of Dawson.