Eton, Queensland

Township of Eton, circa 1880.jpg
Eton is located in Queensland
Eton is a town and a locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.

The northern part of the locality is flat land (about 30 metres about sea level), predominantly used as sugarcane plantations. The town is in this area. In the central part of the locality the land became hilly and is mostly used for grazing cattle. The southern part of the locality is mountainous (rising to 650 metres at Mount Bridgman) and is mostly undeveloped; some of this land is within the Ben Mohr State Forest and the Spencer Gap State Forest. In the very south of the locality (21°21′16″S 148°58′20″E / 21.3545°S 148.9722°E / -21.3545; 148.9722 (Hogan's Pocket Landfill)) is the Hogan's Pocket Landfill, a waste disposal site developed in 2006 by Mackay Regional Council. The landfill gas generated from the site are captured and, although currently burned off, may be used for electricity generation in the future.

The Peak Downs Highway traverses the locality from south to north-east, passing through the town. A cane tramway passes through the northern part of the locality to delivered the harvested sugarcane to local sugar mills.

Tenders were called for the construction of Eton State School in August 1882. The school opened in 20 August 1883.

Eton State School opened on 20 August 1883 and is a primary (P-6) school for boys and girls operated by the Queensland Government at 10 Prospect Street. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 50 with 3 teachers and 7 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent). The school celebrated its centenary in 1983.

This page was last edited on 3 February 2018, at 06:01.
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eton,_Queensland under CC BY-SA license.

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