Shire of Victoria Plains

The Shire of Victoria Plains is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 160 kilometres (100 mi) north of the state capital, Perth. It covers an area of 2,569 square kilometres (992 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Calingiri.

Shire of Victoria Plains
Western Australia
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Victoria Plains shire offices, Calingiri, 2014
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Location in Western Australia
Population910 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.3542/km2 (0.917/sq mi)
Established1871
Area2,569 km2 (991.9 sq mi)
MayorPauline Bantock
Council seatCalingiri
RegionWheatbelt
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack
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WebsiteShire of Victoria Plains
LGAs around Shire of Victoria Plains:
Dandaragan Moora Wongan-Ballidu
Gingin Shire of Victoria Plains Wongan-Ballidu
Chittering Toodyay Goomalling

HistoryEdit

The Victoria Plains Road District was gazetted on 24 January 1871 covering an area extending as far north as Carnamah and east to the South Australian border.[2] These areas gradually obtained their own local government over the next 40 years.

The Melbourne Road District separated on 10 February 1887.[2]

On 1 July 1961, the area that remained became the Shire of Victoria Plains under the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.[2]

WardsEdit

The shire is divided into four wards.

  • West Ward (three councillors)
  • Central Ward (two councillors)
  • East Ward (two councillors)
  • South Ward (two councillors)

Towns and localitiesEdit

PresidentsEdit

PopulationEdit

Year Population
1911 880
1921 1,089
1933 1,241
1947 1,124
1954 1,810
1961 2,030
1966 1,785
1971 1,700
1976 1,493
1981 1,332
1986 1,243
1991 1,079
1996 943
2001 963
2006 903
2011 895
2016 910

Heritage-listed placesEdit

As of 2021, 206 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Victoria Plains,[3] of which five are on the State Register of Heritage Places.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Victoria Plains (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 2019.  
  2. ^ a b c "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Shire of Victoria Plains Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Shire of Victoria Plains State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Shire of Victoria Plains at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 31°05′17″S 116°27′11″E / 31.088°S 116.453°E / -31.088; 116.453