Talk:Queensland

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Regions[edit]

The Queensland article could seriously use a complete set of regions covering the entire state, at the moment there are just a few regions covering a scattering of the state. I'm listing it on Project:Articles needing attention. (WT-en) Hypatia 20:12, 19 Jun 2005 (EDT)

City/Town lists[edit]

Could someone edit the City/Town lists a bit? I don't have enough information to do the reduction, but I think the lists are a little to long at the moment... (WT-en) Jamboo 09:02, 22 March 2008 (EDT)

Until these towns are moved to their respective region pages, I'll keep the list here, to prevent them being lost in the system.

(WT-en) Iciac 21:26, 30 December 2008 (EST)

Do vs Destinations[edit]

We should make sure that the Do section, covers thigns to do, and isn't just a repeat of the destinations section of the article. --(WT-en) Inas 20:33, 9 March 2009 (EDT)

Tourism Queensland[edit]

Hi,

My name is Kane, I am working with Tourism Queensland to add further detail to this Queensland Wikivoyage page. Over the next week or so I will be editing and adding new content to this page.

If anyone has any questions, suggestions or comments about what we are doing, please don't hesitate to contact us through this Talk page.

Thanks,

Kane

Queensland Map[edit]

Hi All,

Would anyone be interested in helping to create a Queensland Map with colour coded regions?

Thanks in advance.

I'm sure someone will step up, if you could just provide an outline with the borders of the different regions - in google maps, in an already existing image somewhere, or just a rough sketch in whatever graphics software you are familiar with. It's a pretty easy job, once that is taken care of. --(WT-en) Stefan (sertmann) talk 13:00, 6 December 2009 (EST)

Thanks for the reply Stefan,

Here is a outline of the regions in Queensland as provided by Tourism Queensland.

http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/fms/documents/visitor_information_centres_map08.pdf Hope this is helpful. Thanks :)

Cities and OD's[edit]

Are out of control. Nine of each please! I guess this is related to the point above about sub-regionalising Queensland. I will draw the map, if someone undertakes to do sub-regionalisation donkey work. --(WT-en) Burmesedays 10:06, 19 February 2010 (EST)

There is a map that has been uploaded here, although it is not clear that the Queensland Tourism Authority has indeed agree to release it into the Public Domain. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 13:31, 19 February 2010 (EST)
Good one. And of all people, the Queensland Polcie Dept has an interesting map here. I quite like some of that division. I have travelled around Queensland twice but cannot pretend I am any sort of expert. Referencing the police map, I am thinking something like:
  • Far North as it is (maybe called Cape York Peninsula)
  • Northern and Central merged and then divided with a north/south running line into a Coastal region (Central Coast?) and a Hinterland region. The Great Dividing Range might work very well as the defining border.
  • Southern Region as is but it needs a name.
  • The 3 small (but heavily populated) southern coastal regions combined split into two - Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast. Or does it need 3 with a Sunshine Coast (north of Brisbane) region as well?
  • Great Barrier Reef for all offshore islands.
That would make 7 or 8 regions. Please, let's have some local Australian input.--(WT-en) Burmesedays 21:34, 19 February 2010 (EST)

Regioning Queensland[edit]

Could you please discuss the strategy for regions. Do you intend changing all the existing region articles to match the Queensland tourism ones? --(WT-en) inas 21:20, 24 February 2010 (EST)

Err.. who is that question directed at? I am keen to draw a Wkitravel style map once we have some sensible regions.--(WT-en) Burmesedays 23:04, 24 February 2010 (EST)
It is addressed to whoever defined a full set of regions, and the put a copy of the Queensland tourism map in the article, and set up all the regions in this article. Currently, these aren't agreed, and they point to many articles that aren't regions, and ignore many that are. Not that I would object if there were consensus to use these regions, but having just spent a while putting all the Queensland articles into regions, I didn't want to do the task again for a new set of regions, unless the strategy was apparent, and the change should be coordinated. --(WT-en) inas 23:38, 24 February 2010 (EST)
It is a mess at the moment agreed. And way too many regions with a map which looks like a copyvio.--(WT-en) Burmesedays 05:22, 3 March 2010 (EST)
Also what is the score with the map? It appears to be owned by Tourism Queensland, but has been uploaded here as a public domain image. Seems a bit unlikely. Before it is vfd'd anything to say?--(WT-en) Burmesedays 05:36, 3 March 2010 (EST)
As a local, I would have to say that I have no particular problem with the regioning, with one exception. South East Queensland is commonly referred to locally. Including for things like storm or bushfire fire warnings. I know that there is a link in the first text body, but I think it needs more emphasis. Inconveniently, it includes Queenslands two largest population centres (Brisbane and Gold Coast). I'm not practised enough at wiki editing to undertake the task of somehow incorporating regions within regions, but I think it's important enough that it should be changed.--Uzetaab (talk) 12:29, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Question to English native speakers[edit]

In the Capricornia description it's written: "ranging from beaches to gemfields". What are the "gemfields"? I guess that are areas for mineral extraction, but I'm not sure about it, so I don't know if it's a correct terminology. --Andyrom75 (talk) 06:14, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Regions[edit]

Wikitravel QLD Map.jpg

Reading over the article, I think the regions of Queensland need to be updated and streamlined, the current system seems clunky and awkward. I would propose the following, based off the map at right.

  • Southeast Queensland (Brisbane and Gold Coast) – Economic centre of the state, containing the capital Brisbane and the vibrant holiday hotspot Gold Coast.
  • Central Queensland (Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Coral Coast and Country, Capricornia, Mackay, Whitsunday Islands, Townsville) – Charming towns, sugarcane plantations and a melting pot of coastal and country influences along a stretch of pristine tropical coast.
  • Far North Queensland (Far North but not all the way to the NT Border) – Home to Cairns, Port Douglas and the lush Daintree Rainforest, the Far North is an ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Outback Queensland (Parts of Far North, Outback Queensland, Western Downs, South East Queensland Country) – Wide open spaces stretching from the Outback to the fertile Darling Downs, with fun-loving locals, rugged terrain, rodeos and country festivals.
  • Great Barrier Reef – The world's longest reef system is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, composed of more than 2,900 reefs and 900 islands and home to unique coral species and wildlife.

Maybe another region could be created out of the Western Downs and South East Queensland Country?

  • Darling Downs – Agricultural centre with a blossoming food and wine culture and stunning natural heritage attractions.

Thoughts? :) Hshook (talk) 17:55, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

I've done this proposal including a map, plunge forward and all that. Currently reordering all the pages to suit. Hshook (talk) 19:26, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
As for as I'm concerned, this is excellent. This region has been a mess for ages, and the new map is beautiful! Texugo (talk) 20:01, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks mate! I could see that this whole talk page was filled with discussion and I thought it wouldn't take too long (which it didn't). I love this site and I thought it was time to give back haha Hshook (talk) 12:20, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
It is a really good map, but I disagree that the Sunshine Coast should be in 'Central Queensland'. It should be bundled with Brisbane and the Gold Coast in South East Queensland. It doesn't make sense to put in in a region that stretches all the way up to Townsville. Andrewssi2 (talk) 11:21, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

New banner[edit]

I find the existing banner of the top of some palm trees a not very interesting representation of this state.

Existing banner - Palm trees in Townsville


Any thoughts on the replacement? --Andrewssi2 (talk) 11:22, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Both of your new banners are beautiful. I find your 2nd proposal a more satisfying image, in terms of form, but I don't know Queensland, so I can't express an opinion about which one more fittingly depicts the state. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:53, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Apologies, I managed to use non-CC source for this somehow. I have withdrawn both images, but will have another go with correct CC images later.
Just to address the question of representation, most Australian states have diverse views (oceans, beaches, cliffs, forests, bush, desert) so it is hard to find one that sums up an entire state. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 20:06, 16 November 2015 (UTC)i
Some states are easier than other - black swan for western australia, certain symbols are better than scenes, opera house for sydney and by connection new south wales... queensland for many from other states is another country... but single image is hard, what chances of 2 or 3 adjacent images? JarrahTree (talk) 00:36, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
I believe that 2 or 3 adjacent images would represent a 'montage', that we are technically against as per Image policy, although discussion on the Banner expedition has shown that we are at least open to the idea of a well created montage as a banner.
I think that should a montage be created then it would likely face opposition since many people seem to be against the idea in principle. No harm in trying though. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 00:49, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
I'm not opposed to seeing any montage proposals, but generally am not a fan of them. Single images are much more striking and beautiful, while montages seem a little dated. Also, if you're not aware of it, this tool is useful for finding CC images on Flickr. James Atalk 01:13, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
OK thanks both for your feedback, I hear that... I am not a fan of trawling flickr images, but thats from a complex issue that exists at commons, ( I have just found one of my photos from many years ago utilised as a banner image...) I undertand that a good single image of a recognisable location in queensland remains an open challenge... phew! good luck JarrahTree (talk) 01:21, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
I hear you. It's very difficult to find an image wide enough to be appropriate as a banner! James Atalk 03:47, 17 November 2015 (UTC)