Shire of Goomalling

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.

Shire of Goomalling
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population1,033 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.56227/km2 (1.4563/sq mi)
Established1895
Area1,837.2 km2 (709.3 sq mi)
MayorBarry Haywood
Council seatGoomalling
RegionWheatbelt
State electorate(s)Electoral district of Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s)Durack
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WebsiteShire of Goomalling
LGAs around Shire of Goomalling:
Victoria Plains Wongan-Ballidu Dowerin
Toodyay Shire of Goomalling Dowerin
Toodyay Northam Cunderdin

HistoryEdit

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]

WardsEdit

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 localitiesEdit

PopulationEdit

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
2011 985

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Goomalling (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 2019.  
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

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Coordinates: 31°18′00″S 116°49′52″E / 31.300°S 116.831°E / -31.300; 116.831