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Just one hour's drive south of Townsville is the Burdekin Shire - the sugar capital of Australia, fishing mecca and bird watching paradise. The Burdekin region is one of the only districts in Australia which still employs the traditional practice of burning cane prior to harvesting. During crushing season, the Burdekin horizon is often lit up by the spectacular sight of these cane fire burns.
We have one secondary school and two primary schools located in the Burdekin region.