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Tieri is encompassed within the Central Highlands Regional Council area, which was formed on 15 March 2008, following the amalgamation of the former Shires of Bauhinia, Duaringa, Emerald and Peak Downs.

The Council area extends over approximately 60,000 square kilometres, stretching from the Arcadia Valley in the south to the Peak Ranges in the north, east from Boolburra to Bogantungan in the west. Our region is characterised by vibrant townships, spectacular natural scenery, fertile farming country, highly improved livestock grazing land, operational coal mines and rich untapped resource reserves.

Our stunning natural features include the Gemfields, the largest sapphire producing fields in the Southern Hemisphere, Carnarvorn Gorge, Blackdown Tablelands and the Peak Downs Ranges.

Our Council has in excess of $800 million in assets, including eleven library branches, six aquatic centres, and seven customer service centres. We maintain 4632 kilometres of roads, and numerous parks and gardens, including the glorious Botanical Gardens in Emerald, and Linear Parkland in Capella.

Other services provided by Council include youth services, art spaces, cultural and community development, animal rescue and management, seniors and youth housing, water and sewerage, waste collection, and more recently, kerbside recycling.

Based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Estimated Resident Population in 2008,  29,244 people called the Central Highlands home.

More information, including detailed information on towns and areas within the Regional Council can be found on our Community Profile and Community Atlas pages on the CHRC website - www.centralhighlands.qld.gov.au