Home Hill, Queensland

Home Hill
Queensland
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View of Home Hill's main street, along the Bruce Highway
Home Hill is located in Queensland
Home Hill
Home Hill
Coordinates19°39′40″S 147°24′50″E / 19°39′40″S 147°24′50″E / -19.66111; 147.41389
Population3,027 (2011 census)[1]
Established1912
Postcode(s)4806
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Burdekin
State electorate(s)Burdekin
Federal Division(s)Dawson
Localities around Home Hill:
Airville McDesme McDesme
Osborne Home Hill Carstairs
Osborne Fredericksfield Inkerman

Home Hill is a town and locality in the Burdekin Shire, Queensland, Australia at the delta of the Burdekin River.[2][3] It is a sugarcane growing area with underground water supplies to irrigate crops. In the 2011 census, Home Hill had a population of 3,027 people.[1]

Geography

Aerial view of Home Hill, looking south.

Home Hill lies approximately 98 kilometres (61 mi) south of Townsville and 1,269 kilometres (789 mi) north of the state capital Brisbane on the Bruce Highway. It is a part of the Burdekin Region which includes the neighbouring town of Ayr. Both towns are governed by the Burdekin Shire Council.

The Burdekin River forms the locality's north-western boundary. The urban area is situated centrally within the locality surrounded by crop farming. The Bruce Highway passes through the town from the south-east to the north-west crossing the river via the Burdekin Bridge to Ayr. The North Coast railway line runs immediately parallel and south of the highway with the Home Hill railway station located in the town centre; it too crosses the river on the Burdekin Bridge. To the west of the town is Gardiner's Lagoon. Despite its name, the land in the locality is very flat.[4]

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