Tiaro Shire

Tiaro shire was an area of 2196 sq km, immediately south of greater Maryborough. Its northern three-quarters were amalgamated with Maryborough City, Hervey Bay City and Woocoo Shire in 2008 to form Fraser Coast Regional Council. The remaining one-quarter went into Gympie Regional Council. The Shire's largest employment sector was agriculture and forestry. Over 40% of the shire was state forest. The shire offices were in Tiaro, where the Bruce Highway crosses the Mary River. The name derives from an Aboriginal word for dead tree.


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