Shire of Quairading
The Shire of Quairading is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 170 kilometres (106 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 2,018 square kilometres (779 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Quairading.
|Shire of Quairading|
Quairading Shire Hall, 2018
Location in Western Australia
|Population||1,019 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.50501/km2 (1.3080/sq mi)|
|Area||2,017.8 km2 (779.1 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
|Website||Shire of Quairading|
Quairading was initially constituted as the Greenhills Road District on 15 December 1892, covering a large area east of York. The district was broken up on 14 February 1913, with Greenhills renamed the Avon Road District and large parts of the former district separated as the new East Avon Road District and Kunjinn Road District.
The Avon Road District was renamed to the Quairading Road District on 12 May 1922. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire as the Shire of Quairading under the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.
The Shire is no longer divided into wards and the nine councillors sit at large. Prior to the 2003 elections, there were eleven councillors representing five wards: Town (3), Southwest, Southeast, Northwest and Northeast (2 each).
Towns and localitiesEdit