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Welcome to Richmond Shire Council Welcome to Richmond Shire Council

Richmond Shire Council was established in 1916 and first known as Wyangarie Shire Council. Richmond is situated half way between Townsville and Mount Isa on the Flinders Highway.  Its main industries including agriculture, tourism and some mining.  Richmond is most famous for its fossils and its world renowed museum Kronosaurus Korner. With a population of 1,000 in the Shire covering 26,000sqkm the town of Richmond is the central service centre. The town itself features a man made lake known as Lake Fred Tritton, named after the late Fred Tritton and former Mayor.  The lake offers a range of recreational activities from skiing, fishing and swimming.

 

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RICHMOND SHIRE COMMUNITY PLAN CONSULTATION - APRIL 19, 2011 @ 6.30pm

We would like a snapshot of your vision for the Richmond Shire - Richmond in 10 Years - HAVE YOUR SAY!! Hosted by Mayor John Wharton

Blueprint for the Bush Funding helping to bring home our fossils.

Kronosaurs Korner has been successful in securing $10,000 in funding through the Building Rural Communities Fund.

100-million-year-old fossil at Ekka

Paul Stumkat, Kronosaurus Korner's curator, is currently exhibiting the 100 million year old Pliosaur at the Brisbane EKKA.
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