The Central West Region is one of the most remote areas of Queensland. The vast area which makes up the Central West covers in excess of 374’743 square kilometers, with the population of the small townships totaling just under 12’500. We can claim Black all,Winton and Longreach as the three major townships of the West.
When staff and crew travel the vast distances between locations in the production and presentation of the Shockwave Program they experience various landscapes, from rolling mitchell grass downs,red earth and channel country.which is always a great treat for artist travelling from outside the region.
They may be small but the townships of Blackall, Longreach and Winton lay host to several major tourist attractions such as the Wool Scour (Blackall), Stockmans Hall of Fame (Longreach) and Waltzing Matilda Centre (Winton) which see the small towns bustling with visitors during the cooler months from May to August. These months are the most pleasant times to visit the west with average temperatures around 30 degrees as opposed to the balmy 40+ degree days frequently reached in the warmer months.With the recent transition from Human to the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, the Shockwave Program will now be created by numerous team members throughout Blackall, Longreach Winton and beyond, with some contributing from as far as 1400km away in our nearest capital city Brisbane. Many of the Shockwave crew frequently travel the 393km distance between townships for the program