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Greenvale QLD


Postcode: 4816

Greenvale is a nickel mining settlement in Queensland approximately 220 km northwest of Townsville. Other metal ores are also extracted there. It is located within the Dalrymple Shire Council LGA.

It lies on the banks of the Burdekin River and on the Gregory Developmental Road. A good sealed road also crosses the hills over to Thuringowa and then onto Townsville. An ore-carrying railway line runs between Greenvale to QNI in Thuringowa city. Some of the longest trains in Australia are pulled along this. The railway line was removed in mid 2000, but the easement remains, and occasionally people walk from Thuringowa to Greenvale along it, as a form of fundraising. Despite the fact the Mine itself has since concluded operations, more mining operations around the are have since commenced.

Greenvale’s population is approximately 150 people, however, when the Nickel Mine was in operation, its population was roughly estimated to be at 3000 people. The 2006 Census Data states the 255 people were living in the Greenvale statistical division of the Dalrymple shire.Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified.

There are no real sights at Greenvale, the nearest site of interest would be Undara Volcanic National Park approximately 130 km to the north.

The Three Rivers Hotel, made famous by Slim Dusty in a song by the same name, is located at Greenvale. There is a 9 hole golf course, caravan park and general store/mini supermarket. The hotel has good meals reasonable priced, and has a number of self contained units once used by the mine to house staff and contractors.