The Shire of Cue is a local government area in the Mid West region of Western Australia, about 420 kilometres (260 mi) east-northeast of the port city of Geraldton and about 650 kilometres (400 mi) north-northeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 13,623 square kilometres (5,260 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Cue.
|Shire of Cue|
|Population||194 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.01424/km2 (0.03688/sq mi)|
|Area||13,622.9 km2 (5,259.8 sq mi)|
|Shire President||Ross Pigdon|
|State electorate(s)||North West|
|Website||Shire of Cue|
The Shire of Cue originated as the Cue Road District, which was established on 6 December 1895. Part of the road district separated with the formation of the Mount Magnet Road District on 20 September 1901 and the Mullewa Road District on 11 August 1911.
The road district expanded to include the Cue and Day Dawn townships on 11 October 1912 through the Municipality of Cue and the Municipality of Day Dawn. It was renamed the Cue-Day Dawn Road District at that time.
On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Cue following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.
The shire is divided into three wards:
- Cue Ward (5 councillors)
- Daydawn Ward (1 councillor)
- Tuckanarra Ward (1 councillor)
Towns and localitiesEdit
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cue (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
- "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
- "Friday, October 11, 1912" (PDF). Government Gazette of Western Australia. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
- "Shire of Cue Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
- "Shire of Cue State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 12 March 2021.