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Shire of Goomalling

Shire of Goomalling
Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Population 976 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.53124/km2 (1.3759/sq mi)
Established 1895
Area 1,837.2 km2 (709.3 sq mi)
Mayor John Bird
Council seat Goomalling
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack
Website .au.gov.wa.goomallingwww
LGAs around Shire of Goomalling:
Victoria Plains Wongan-Ballidu Dowerin
Toodyay Shire of Goomalling Dowerin
Toodyay Northam Cunderdin

The Shire of Goomalling is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 240 kilometres (149 mi) northeast of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 2,836 square kilometres (1,095 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Goomalling.

History

On 18 January 1895, the Goomalling Road District was created. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards

The shire has been divided into 4 wards:

  • Town Ward (4 councillors)
  • North Ward (2 councillors)
  • South Ward (2 councillors)
  • Central Ward (1 councillor)

Towns and localities

Population

Year Population
1921 1,508
1933 1,803
1947 1,403
1954 1,721
1961 1,567
1966 1,567
1971 1,444
1976 1,254
1981 1,269
1986 1,206
1991 1,084
1996 1,035
2001 939
2006 935

References

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links

  • Official website

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