R-3 Charters Region (AF)


Townsville 265,170


Bowen 7,484

Charters Towers 7,979

Goold Island

Ingham 4,605

Mackay 166,811

Palm Island 1,984

Proserpine 3,390

Super region:

Great Barrier Reef A, AG, AF

Hospital: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/wwwprofiles/tville_tville_hosp.asp



James Cook University - Townsville Campus




Great Dividing Range

Basin Authority:

Belyando Basin Authority (BBA)

  • Belyando R
  • Burdekin R
  • Pioneer River
  • Blacks Creek
  • Black Waterhole Creek
  • Bakers Creek
  • Sandy Creek



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Thanks for checking this Region out.

This Region is prepared on the a-political concept that if you are interested in 'place' in Australia, the most important aspect that defines 'place', is the 'flow of water'. The Senate is interested in 'place'.

This Region defines its boundaries at the top of the ridge, where water flows one way rather than the other. This leads to a very interesting 'place'.

We are seeking a debate with people who live in this proposed new Region. We know we've got the Region pretty well correct; after all, it's just geography. But if you live in this Region you can tell us a lot of interesting things.

- Do these boundaries define a place that is unique; different to every other Region in Australia? We think that that is probably quite likely.

- Is it a great place, worthy of recognition?

- Upon formation, what should be the name of this Region? Who would be the Lord Mayor? Who would be the two Senators who represent this Region? Who would be the additional Senator that represents the interests of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples in this region? What benefit would flow from a concept of super-Regions for the whole of the Great Barrier Reef?

- Would life be enhanced if it was on a fast Ring-Rail that links the Capital City to every other Capital City in Australia? 

- Many other interesting things!

We think that this is a great new concept of regional statehood based on real concepts that define life in this particular Region. What do you think?





Land projected to be below annual flood level in 2050

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Comparison: long-term sea level outcomes

Comparison: long-term sea level outcomes

Aboriginal Australia:

  • Nyawaygi
  • Bindal
  • Gugu-Badhun
  • Yuru
  • Yilba
  • Biri
  • Giya
  • Yuwi
  • Yangga
  • Miyan
  • Yambina
  • Yagalingu


NOTE1: Likely indicators only; for original Aboriginal Australia Map © 1991 & restrictions on its copy & use, see Aboriginal Australia Map

NOTE2: The red line is part of the original Aboriginal Australia Map © 1991. The black line is added by Bloggerme for discussion only. It shows the likely State boundary based on the flow of water only. As "the ridge" (See FOWTOR) naturally impacts on the development of the language, social or nation groups of the Indigenous people of Australia, the proposed border is often identical to the group boundary shown on the Aboriginal Australia Map. This is as was expected. Variations are social/historical & result in a particular language, social or nation group being represented in two adjoining States.

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Other regional projections - CSIRO part of Monsoon North region

The CSIRO has regions for projecting the impact of Climate Change. See https://www.climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au/en/climate-projections/futur... This state, Charters State (AF), is one of the clear projections in a CSIRO cluster called "Monsoon North region". CSIRO's Monsoon North region coincides exactly with BloggerMe's K,J,H,G,F,E,D,C,AF.

Nuclear weapons

Centre ground zero CGZ - Townsville - 475 kilotons (431 kilotonnes)


NB: population 10km around Townsville CBD  LEGEND


Population taken out by nuclear weapon = 97,220

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Tropical Cyclone Watch issued for northern Queensland


Issued 7pm AEST Sunday 10 December 2023

A Tropical Cyclone Watch has been issued for areas between Cape Melville to Townsville, including Cairns and Cooktown.

As of 4 pm AEST today, Tropical Cyclone Jasper remains a category 2 and is situated 880 km east of Port Douglas and 850 km east of Cairns.

The system is moving in a general westwards direction at 14 kilometres per hour. Jasper is forecast to maintain intensity during Monday and Tuesday.

Jasper is forecast to intensify to a category 3 cyclone shortly before making landfall on Wednesday, most likely between Cooktown and Cardwell.

Damaging winds are expected to develop along the Queensland coast between Cooktown and Ingham, including Cairns from Tuesday and may extend as far south as Townsville or as far north as Cape Melville depending on Jasper's movement.

Heavy rainfall is expected to develop along the coast from late Tuesday.
As the cyclone approaches the coast, abnormally high tides are possible and large waves are likely along the coast.

Communities in these areas are advised to review their cyclone plan.
For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, check with your local council or emergency services.

The next Information Bulletin will be issued by 11pm AEST.

For the latest Tropical Cyclone advice and track maps, visit: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/

For Tropical Cyclone Outlooks, visit: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/outlooks/index.shtml

Know your weather. Know your risk. Communities should stay up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings via our website and BOM Weather app and follow advice of emergency services.


TC Marcia change of direction - now enter at Yepoon

TC Marcia is likely to enter at Mackay

Twitter @EarthUncutTV 13 mins13 minutes ago Extremely serious situation for Australia as #CycloneMarcia
bombs out before landfall, projected cat 5 by BoM


"What you need to know about Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

"This afternoon Tropical Cyclone Marcia was upgraded to a category four system.

"It is expected to make landfall between Mackay and Gladstone, lashing the areas with destructive gusts of up to 270 kilometres per hour (kph) at about 3:00am Friday.
Higher than normal tides, dangerous surf conditions and rainfall totals exceeding 500mm over a 24-hour period in some areas are forecast, bringing a risk of tidal and flash flooding.

"In a press conference this morning, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told residents to 'get ready now'.

"Flights in-and-out of the region have been cancelled.

"For help during a flood or storm call the SES on 132 500; for life-threatening emergencies call 000.

"ABC Local Radio will have continuous coverage through the night and into the morning as the cyclone makes landfall."

READ more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-19/live-blog-tropical-cyclone-marcia-...

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Some Comments on Twitter @MichelleSuiter The latest satellite image of Aus, currently being attacked from 2 sides by Mother Nature, although looks like 3

STATES would be abolished and more power given to city and regional councils in a two-tier government under a radical proposal to shake up the nation's economy.

Under the controversial plan, Queensland would split into six regions and shed the state government in favour of a bigger federal parliament, five city and 19 regional councils nationally, the Courier-Mail reports.


A WAR is potentially brewing between the Queensland & federal governments over alcohol bans in indigenous communities

future of an alcohol management plan on Palm Island, to be discussed during 2 days of community consultation

. it is about time you put down your scalpel before you do any more damage to the health services of Townsville.

Funding cuts by QLD government being blamed for loss of about 30 jobs in the Aboriginal community of Palm Island

Bid to save green tape: A GROUP of Australia's most respected scientists is urging the federal government to aba...

Sweet smell of success greets cane researchers

20 Palm Islanders will be guests of honour tonight at premiere of Beautiful One Day Belvoir St play focused around Mulrunji Doomadgee

Countdown to 29 Nov Madama Butterfly performance by , simulcast free to audiences in Ayr

ST Michael's School on Palm Island has recorded massive improvements in the literacy standard of its Year 3 students.

Who owns stories of Palm Island & right to tell them?Beautiful One Day:Belvoir St & Ilbijerri Theatre Co

Coral autopsy reveals Great Barrier Reef collapse

Delegation of Townsville leaders to lobby Federal Opposition for election pledge on new entertainment centre

Australia:> Abbot Point coal terminal unlikely to impact reef: report - ABC Online

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