- Shire of Nebo
Shire of Nebo
Location within Queensland
Population: 2,520 (2001 census) Established: 1883 Mayor: Bob Oakes Council Seat: Nebo State District: Mirani Federal Division: Capricornia LGAs around Shire of Nebo: Bowen Mirani Mackay Belyando Shire of Nebo Sarina Belyando Broadsound Broadsound
Traditionally a rural shire, producing beef, sugar, sorghum and other grains, coal mining is now a major employer, with eight coal mines in the shire and capacity for a further five. The area now known as Nebo Shire was first explored by Europeans when Ludwig Leichhardt came in 1845.
- Queensland Department of Local Government & Planning - Local Government Directory
- ^ Nebo Shire Council - Official website. Retrieved 11 December 2006.
- ^ http://www.nebo.qld.gov.au/attractions/index.shtml
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