Shire of Dalwallinu

The Shire of Dalwallinu is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 250 kilometres (155 mi) NNE of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 7,236 square kilometres (2,794 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Dalwallinu.

Shire of Dalwallinu
Western Australia
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Dalwallinu shire offices, 2018
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Location in Western Australia
Population1,429 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.19749/km2 (0.51150/sq mi)
Established1916
Area7,235.8 km2 (2,793.8 sq mi)
MayorSteven Carter
Council seatDalwallinu
RegionWheatbelt
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack
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WebsiteShire of Dalwallinu
LGAs around Shire of Dalwallinu:
Coorow Perenjori Yalgoo
Coorow Shire of Dalwallinu Mount Marshall
Moora Wongan-Ballidu Koorda

HistoryEdit

Initially, the area was part of the Moora and Upper Irwin Road Districts. On 2 June 1916, the Dalwallinu Road District was created. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

WardsEdit

On 14 May 1966, the Shire was divided into four wards: Central, North, South and East Wards, and membership was increased from 9 to 11.[3] On 22 May 1971, a new ward, Dalwallinu Townsite Ward with one councillor, was created and the council reduced back to 9 councillors by allocating 2 each to the original four wards.[4] In 1992, the Central and Dalwallinu Townsite Wards were merged to form the new Central Ward, and on 3 May 2003, the Central and South Wards were merged to form the new South Ward.[2]

As such, the present ward system of the shire is:

  • East Ward (two councillors)
  • North Ward (two councillors)
  • South Ward (six councillors)

TownsEdit

PopulationEdit

Year Population
1921 956
1933 2,226
1947 1,703
1954 2,148
1961 2,218
1966 2,425
1971 2,282
1976 2,178
1981 1,901
1986 1,779
1991 1,573
1996 1,693
2001 1,656
2006 1,368
2011 1,266
2016 1,429

Heritage-listed placesEdit

As of 2021, 81 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Dalwallinu,[5] of which two are on the State Register of Heritage Places.[6]

Place name Place # Street name Suburb or town Co-ordinates Built State
registered
Notes & former names Photo
Wubin Wheatbin 666 Great Northern Highway Wubin 30°06′24″S 116°37′50″E / 30.106684°S 116.630672°E / -30.106684; 116.630672 (Wubin Wheatbin) 1939 13 April 2012 Wubin Wheatbin Museum, CBH Wheatbin  
Pithara Hall & Supper Room 667 41-43 Leahy Street Pithara 30°23′15″S 116°40′07″E / 30.387497°S 116.668564°E / -30.387497; 116.668564 (Pithara Hall & Supper Room) 1931 9 February 2016 Pithara Town Hall  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dalwallinu (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 2019.  
  2. ^ a b WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Local Government Act, 1960 - Shire of Dalwallinu - Redivision into Wards and Increase in Membership - Order in Council (per L.G. 318/54)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 21 January 1966. p. 1966:166–167.
  4. ^ "Local Government Act, 1960 - Shire of Dalwallinu - Wards and Membership. Order in Council (per L.G. 318/54)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 15 January 1971. p. 1971:100.
  5. ^ "Shire of Dalwallinu Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Shire of Dalwallinu State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Shire of Dalwallinu at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 30°16′16″S 116°39′40″E / 30.271°S 116.661°E / -30.271; 116.661