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|
|Population||910 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.3542/km2 (0.917/sq mi)|
|Area||2,569 km2 (991.9 sq mi)|
|Website||Shire of Victoria Plains|
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. These areas gradually obtained their own local government over the next 40 years.
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.
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
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Victoria Plains (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
- "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
- "Shire of Victoria Plains Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
- "Shire of Victoria Plains State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
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