Regions

Regional Representation

 

The Creative Alliance services several regions in the areas of capacity building in arts activities and to help artists in professional practice.

Redlands

Redlands borders the City of Brisbane to the southeast, spanning 537.1 km2 with a population of over 147,000.

The Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land are the Quandamooka people.

Made up of a mix of urban development and bushland, the Redlands region also encompasses North Stradbroke Island and other smaller islands in Moreton Bay. Redlands is home to over 1700 native species and internationally significant coastal wetlands.

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Moreton Bay

The Moreton Bay region is located approximately 14 kilometers north of Central Brisbane, covering over 2000 square kilometers it is the 3rd largest local government area in Australia behind City of Brisbane and City of Gold Coast.

The traditional owners and custodians of the land are the Quandamooka people of the Moreton Bay area, the Ningy Ningy people of the Redcliffe peninsula, the Djindubari people of Bribie Island, the Jinibara people of the Woodford area, the Garumngar people of the D’Aguliar Range, the Turrbal people of North Pine River, and the Kabi people of Caboolture.

Moreton Bay is an important coastal resource, home to protected wetlands, mudflats and waterways abundant with wildlife.

About Morton Bay Arts and Culture

Somerset

You can leave the hustle and bustle of the city in your rear-view mirror and hit the open roads to Somerset within an hour. With green pastures, rolling hills, native rain forests, expansive lakes and trickling creeks, it’s no surprise people enjoy what Somerset has to offer. Just west of Brisbane, Somerset is the fastest growing local government area in South East Queensland. The region is currently home to around 25,000 people and is expected to grow to an estimated 34,500 by 2031.

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Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast Region is located 100kms north of Brisbane, is 1,633 km2 and home to over 346,000 people.

The Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land are the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara peoples.

Made up of more than 100kms of pristine coastline dotted with popular beaches, and small coastal towns. Half an hour inland lies the Hinterland, consisting of small hamlets and national parks including the Glasshouse Mountains.

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Noosa

Situated at the northern tip of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa Shire covers an area of 871km2 and is home to more than 54,000 people.

The Traditional Owners and original custodians of the land were the Kabi Kabi / Gubbi Gubbi people.

Noosa Shire Council was re-established as a local government on January 1, 2014. It followed a hard-fought community campaign over several years to restore its shire following the amalgamation of three Sunshine Coast councils in 2008.

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Gympie

The Gympie Regional Council area is located in south-east Queensland, about 160 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD. Gympie has a unique heritage, beautiful valley pastures and untouched coastal landscapes.

The First People of the Gympie region were the Gubbi Gubbi (or Kabi Kabi) Aboriginal people. The area is named from the Aboriginal word “gimpi” meaning “stinging tree”.

The Gympie Regional Council area encompasses a total land area of about 6,900 square kilometres which is home to approximately 51,054 people spread between the main town of Gympie and smaller rural and coastal townships.

About Gympie Arts and Culture