Shire of Bowen


Shire of Bowen

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


imagesize= 180
caption = Location within Queensland
pop = 13,436 (2001 census)
area = 21121
est =
seat = Bowen
region =

logosize = 150
url = http://www.bowen.qld.gov.au/
near-nw = Burderkin
near-n = "Coral Sea"
near-ne = Whitsunday
near-w = Dalrymple
near-e = Mirani
near-sw = Dalrymple
near-s = Belyando
near-se = Nebo

Shire of Bowen was a Local Government Area in North Queensland, Australia. The shire included the towns of Collinsville, Scottville, Gumlu, Inveroona, Merinda as well as the administrative centre, Bowen. The Shire was amalgamated with the Shire of Whitsunday to fgorm the Whitsunday Regional Council in March 2008.

The shire economy was based around tropical agriculture, fishing, tourism and coal mining.

External links

* [http://www.lgp.qld.gov.au/applications/lgdirectory/CouncilInfo/Default.aspx?OrgCode=BOWE Queensland Department of Local Government & Planning]


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