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Sarina is a rural town and coastal locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. Sarina has a population of 5,522 people.

Sarina was originally known as Plane Creek, but took its present name from the Sarina Inlet which was in turn named after Sarina, the Greek mythological enchantress, by William Charles Borlase Wilson, a surveyor, some time before 1882.

The town of Sarina is located on Plane Creek, which flows into the Coral Sea, but most of the urban development is on the northern side of the creek. The Bruce Highway and the railway line pass through the town, which is served by the Sarina railway station.

Industries include sugar cane growing and milling, cattle grazing and agriculture. It is a major supplier of ethanol through the CSR Limited distillery attached to CSR’s Plane Creek sugar mill Approximately 15 kilometres north is the second largest export coal terminal in Australia, and one of the biggest coal distribution terminals in the world, Hay Point.


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