Inland Burnett Landscape
The North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC), South Burnett Regional Council (SBRC) and the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire (CAS) together make up the entire Inland Burnett Region. This area encompasses the head waters of the Burnett River catchment ending at the mouth of Bundaberg.
The Inland Burnett region is a complex mixture of metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks. Large areas of granite outcrops occur throughout the region as steep scarps and rolling hills. Basalts are prominent in the south with small occurrence in the north. The region is located on the edge of the Great Dividing Range and has two of the largest inland waterways (Lake Boondooma and Bjelke-Peterson Dam). A sub-tropical climate and annual rainfall of 600-900mm, paired with a significant deep red volcanic soil type makes the Inland Burnett region incredibly fertile and productive. The topography of the region is diverse, ranging from fertile farmland and rich alluvial flats to rugged geographical formations and areas of environmental significance.