Arcadia Valley, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsArcadia Valley
|Population||102 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.04816/km2 (0.1247/sq mi)|
|Area||2,117.8 km2 (817.7 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Central Highlands Region|
It is believed that squatters in the 1850s named the area Arcadia meaning quiet rural simplicity.
Arcadia Valley State School opened on 3 March 1975.
Arcadia Valley was within the Shire of Bauhinia until 2008, when that shire was amalgamated into the Central Highlands Region.
Lake Nuga Nuga is within the locality. Part of the Nuga Nuga National Park, it is the largest natural lake in the Central Queensland sandstone belt and is popular for bird-watching (over 150 kinds of birds), fishing and canoeing.
The tradition mainstay of the local economy is beef production with cattle farms being the predominant land use. However, from 2013 Santos have been purchasing land and planning infrastructure for liquid natural gas extraction in the area with a pipeline to Gladstone.
Arcadia Valley State School is a government co-educational primary (P-7) school at 4831 Arcadia Valley Road. In 2013 the school had five students and two teachers (one full-time equivalent). The children come from local farms. The school does not have access to reticulated water and must depend on tanks filled by rainwater.
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