DemographicsCardstone is approximately 82.52 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Cardstone was 17. The population is 100% male and 0% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Cardstone are $0 to $299. The most common weekly income bracket is $800 to $999 per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $0 to $74.
DescriptionCardstone is a rural locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Queensland, Australia. It is 50 kilometres (31 mi) south-west of Innisfail Cardstone is a long thin locality following the valley of the Tully River. The northern part of the locality is mostly bushland, but the southern part is farming land. Construction of the Kareeya Hydro Power Station on the Tully River commenced in 1952 and the power station commenced operation in 1957. The staff and families were provided accommodation in a small village called Cardstone located about 3 miles (4.8 km) downstream from the plant. In about 1990, the power station became fully automated and could be operated from Townsville, making many of the Cardstone operating staff redundant. As only a small number of maintenance workers would be required to visit the station, it was decided to close down the village and relocate the maintenance workers to Tully.