Brandon, Queensland facts for kids
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|Population||1,094 (2016 census)|
|• Density||9.900/km2 (25.64/sq mi)|
|Area||110.5 km2 (42.7 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Burdekin|
Brandon Post Office opened on 6 September 1883.
At the 2006 census, Brandon had a population of 783.
Brandon has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 27 Spiller Street: St Patrick's Catholic Church
Brandon is a sugarcane growing area with underground water supplies to irrigate crops. Wilmar Sugar Australia operates two sugar mills in Brandon, the Kalamia Sugar Mill in the north-east of the locality on Lilliesmere Road beside the Lilliesmere Lagoon ( ) and the Pioneer Sugar Mill in the west of the locality on Pioneer Mill Road ( ).
Brandon State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Drysdale Street (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 45 students with 4 teachers and 6 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).
Kalamia State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Lilliesmere Road (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 14 students with 1 teacher and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).
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