Shire of Toodyay

The Shire of Toodyay is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, beyond the north-eastern limits of the Perth metropolitan area. The Shire covers an area of 1,694 square kilometres (654 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Toodyay.

Shire of Toodyay
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population4,439 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2.6207/km2 (6.7877/sq mi)
Established1871
Area1,693.8 km2 (654.0 sq mi)
Shire PresidentRosemary Madácsi
Council seatToodyay
RegionWheatbelt
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Pearce
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WebsiteShire of Toodyay
LGAs around Shire of Toodyay:
Chittering Victoria Plains Goomalling
Chittering Shire of Toodyay Goomalling
Swan Mundaring Northam

HistoryEdit

The Toodyay Road District was established on 24 January 1871. The Newcastle (later Toodyay) townsite separated as the Municipality of Newcastle on 2 October 1877. The municipality merged back into the road district on 8 March 1912. On 1 July 1961, Toodyay became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.[2]

WardsEdit

The Shire has been divided into 4 wards, since the Toodyay Road board meeting in June 1904.[3]

  • North Ward (2 councillors)
  • Central Ward (2 councillors)
  • West Ward (3 councillors)
  • East Ward (2 councillors)

Towns and localitiesEdit

PresidentsEdit

PopulationEdit

Year Population
1911 1,480
1921 1,545
1933 1,462
1947 1,237
1954 1,525
1961 1,369
1966 1,388
1971 1,725
1976 1,138
1981 1,450
1986 1,831
1991 2,451
1996 3,186
2001 3,744
2006 4,112
2011 4,387
2016 4,439

See alsoEdit

 
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Toodyay (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 2019.  
  2. ^ "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Newcastle". Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 4 June 1904. p. 18. Retrieved 4 March 2014.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 31°33′04″S 116°27′50″E / 31.551°S 116.464°E / -31.551; 116.464