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Local Government / Council
On Saturday 15 March 2008, many shire councils were amalgamated into
larger regional councils.
Please note: We have no connection with these councils - see their
websites for council
information and contact details.
- Moreton Bay Regional Council
covers the Pine Rivers, Redcliffe, Caboolture and Bribie Island region
on the north side of Brisbane. Natural features include Lake Samsonvale
(Pine Rivers Dam) and Lake Kurwongbah and the D'Aguilar Range.
- Somerset Regional
Council covers Kilcoy and Jimna, Esk, Toogoolawah, Fernvale, Lowood and Marburg to the
north-west of Brisbane. The region is known as the Brisbane Valley and has three large dams: Lake Wivenhoe,
Lake Somerset and Atkinson Dam.
- Ipswich City Council
Queensland's oldest provincial city and surrounding suburbs to the west of Brisbane.
- Lockyer Valley
- Scenic Rim Regional
Council region is mainly rural with national parks, agricultural land and
three large dams: Lake Moogerah, Lake Maroon and Wyaralong Dam. Its towns
include Beaudesert, Boonah, Rathdowney, Kooralbyn, Kalbar, Aratula, Canungra, Tamborine Mountain, Harrisville and Peak Crossing.
The region is south-west of Brisbane and inland from Logan City and the Gold Coast.
- Logan City Council covers
the area between Brisbane and the Gold Coast; Ipswich and the Scenic Rim
are on its western border. The Brisbane to Gold Coast highway runs
through Logan from Rochedale South and Springwood to Beenleigh and
Eagleby. Brisbane's suburban rail line also runs though Logan. Logan has
many housing developments and light industry at Marsden, Crestmead, Slacks Creek and Loganholme.
- Redland City Council covers "The Redlands" on the north-east of
Logan and east of Brisbane. The Redlands are on Moreton Bay and include
mainland and island communities including North Stradbroke (Straddie) and
Coochiemudlo Islands. Mainland suburbs include Cleveland, Capalaba,
Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Mt Cotton, Ormiston, Redland Bay, Sheldon, Thorneside, Thornlands, Victoria Point and Wellington Point.
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