Community input needed for 150-year celebrations

Charters Towers Regional Council is seeking community input regarding 150-year celebrations which will occur throughout 2022.

The year 2022 is significant to Charters Towers being 150 years since the declaration of the goldfields and the development of what would become Charters Towers.

Multiple ideas have already been generated to commemorate the milestone, which includes a beer and beef festival, history fair, variety festival, gala dinner and a ‘Freedom of Entry’ ceremonial parade.

The community can provide feedback on potential events and activities through an online Facebook poll on Council’s page or by calling Council on 4761 5300 or email This poll will be available until 24 August 2020.

Mayor Frank Beveridge said it’s important for Council to understand how the community would like to celebrate 150-years of Charters Towers.

“2022 seems like a long way off, however, a commemorate event like our 150-year celebration will take a lot of planning and we want to do it right and engage with the community.

“We’re asking the community to vote on the ideas we’ve already generated and to suggest new ideas.

“Once we have a good understanding of what the community expects, we can start planning and engaging with providers to make the celebrations something we can all experience and enjoy,” said Mayor Beveridge.

Other ideas include sporting events, Traditional Owners culture, gallery displays and commemorative sculpture and infrastructure installation.

For more information visit Council’s website:

Source: Charters Towers Regional Council