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Longreach Regional Local Government Area

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The iconic Longreach region in Central Western Queensland is situated 700 kilometres from the coast, west of Rockhampton, and covers an area of 40,638 square kilometres. The region encompasses the townships of Ilfracombe, Isisford, Longreach, and Yaraka. The region is home to approximately 3,726 people and boasts Outback Queensland’s most progressive and dynamic visitor and service economy, coupled with a high performing agsector delivering consistent productivity gains. 

The Longreach, Ilfracombe, Isisford, and Yaraka communities are at the heart and soul of this region. Although uniquely different, each town shares a common bond. They provide genuine opportunities for people from all walks of life to find their future – from farmers to financiers, mechanics to musicians.

For centuries, the region has stood the test of time and grown in the hearts of many. From a place steeped in Aboriginal history and Australian folklore, to the industrial and agricultural booms of last century, the region continues to evolve. The Longreach region is the economic and social hub of Western Queensland, globally connected, but locally inspired.

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