Shire of Tiaro


Shire of Tiaro

Infobox Australian Place | type = lga
name = Shire of Tiaro
state = qld


imagesize= 135
caption = Location within Queensland
pop = 5,233
pop_footnotes = (2006 census) [Census 2006 AUS | id = LGA36850 | name = Tiaro (S) (Local Government Area) | accessdate=2008-03-18|quick = on]
area = 2185.3
est = 1879
seat = Tiaro
region = Wide Bay-Burnett

logosize = 175
url = http://www.tiaro.qld.gov.au/
near-nw = Woocoo
near-n = Woocoo
near-ne = Maryborough
near-w = Woocoo
near-e = "Great Sandy Strait"
near-sw = Kilkivan
near-s = Cooloola
near-se = Cooloola

The Shire of Tiaro was a Local Government Area located in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, between the regional cities of Gympie and Hervey Bay about convert|220|km|mi|0 north of the state capital, Brisbane. The shire covered an area of convert|2185.3|km2|sqmi|1, and existed as a local government entity from 1879 until 2008, when it was dissolved and split between two new councils, the Gympie Regional Council and the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

The name "Tiaro" is of Aboriginal origin, meaning withered or dead tree. 43 per cent of the shire was covered by State forest. The main industries in the shire were sugar, beef and dairy cattle, orchards and timber felling and milling. [cite web|url=http://www.tiaro.qld.gov.au/council/About%20Council/Council_profile.shtml|title=Council profile|author=Tiaro Shire Council|accessdate=2006-12-12]

History

Tiaro Divisional Board was created on 11 November 1879 as one of 74 divisions around Queensland under the "Divisional Boards Act 1879". With the passage of the "Local Authorities Act 1902", Tiaro became a shire council on 31 March 1903. On 17 February 1917, as part of a restructuring of local government in the Wide Bay-Burnett area, the Shire absorbed the Shire of Tinana and part of the Shire of Granville which had governed areas to the north and east of Tiaro since the 1880s.

The Shire of Tiaro was home to the Bauple Sugar Mill, which operated from 1886 until 1951, and was also home to a butter and cheese factory and several juice mills.

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 Tiaro was dissolved. Division 3 of the Shire, located generally south of Blowers Road, Wards Road and Ularrah Creek and including the towns of Theebine, Curra and Gunalda, became part of the new Gympie Regional Council together with the Shires of Cooloola and Kilkivan. The other two divisions became part of the Fraser Coast Regional Council together with Woocoo and the Cities of Hervey Bay and Maryborough. In doing so, Tiaro became one of the only three former shires in Queensland not to stay intact, alongside Taroom and Beaudesert.

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