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The Bollon Heritage Centre is dedicated to the Great Artesian Basin and the men and women who tapped the unseen resource and changed the face of Australia. 

The Great Artesian Basin (GAB), located in Australia, is the largest and deepest artesian basin in the world, stretching over 1,700,000 square kilometres (660,000 sq mi), with measured water temperatures ranging from 30–100 °C (86–212 °F). The basin provides the only source of fresh water through much of inland Australia.

As the Great Artesian Basin underlies parts of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory, which each operate under different legislative frameworks, policies and resource management approaches, a coordinated "whole-of-Basin" approach to the management of this important natural resource is necessary. The Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee (GABCC) provides advice from community organisations and agencies to State, Territory and Australian Government Ministers on efficient, effective and sustainable whole-of-Basin resource management and to coordinate activity between stakeholders.

Membership of the Committee comprises all State, Territory, and Australian Government agencies with responsibilities for management of parts of the Great Artesian Basin, community representatives nominated by agencies; and sector representatives.


Address:23 Main Street (Balonne Highway), Bollon Heritage Centre, Bollon, 4488
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.031709
Long: 147.480654
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th April, 2007
Front Inscription

Left Side Inscription


This centre is dedicated to the Great Artesian
Basin and the men and women who made it
possible with courage and foresight, to tap that
great unseen resource, which changed the
face of Australia forever. 

The Centre was officially dedicated on the 7th
of April, 2007 by the Department of Natural
Resources and Water (NRW). 

The support of the Great Artesian Basin
Sustainability Initiative (GABSI) has also been
greatly appreciated throughout the course of
this project. 

Queensland Government
Natural Resources and Water

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au