Shire of Wongan–Ballidu

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The Shire of Wongan-Ballidu is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 180 kilometres (112 mi) NNE of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 3,369 square kilometres (1,301 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Wongan Hills.

Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
Western Australia
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Ballidu Hall, 2014
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Location in Western Australia
Population1,331 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.39511/km2 (1.0233/sq mi)
Established1887
Area3,368.7 km2 (1,300.7 sq mi)
PresidentJon Hasson
Council seatWongan Hills
RegionWheatbelt
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack
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WebsiteShire of Wongan-Ballidu
LGAs around Shire of Wongan-Ballidu:
Moora Dalwallinu Koorda
Moora Shire of Wongan-Ballidu Koorda
Victoria Plains Goomalling Dowerin

HistoryEdit

On 10 February 1887, the Melbourne Road District was created. It was renamed the Wongan-Ballidu Road District on 18 June 1926. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.[2]

WardsEdit

As of 3 May 2003, there are ten councillors and no wards. The mayor is directly elected.

Towns and localitiesEdit

PopulationEdit

Year Population
1921 666
1933 1,582
1947 1,530
1954 2,048
1961 2,145
1966 2,333
1971 2,243
1976 2,177
1981 2,087
1986 1,922
1991 1,685
1996 1,538
2001 1,503
2006 1,385
2011 1,434
2016 1,331

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wongan-Ballidu (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 2019.  
  2. ^ "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Shire of Wongan-Ballidu at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 30°53′38″S 116°43′08″E / 30.894°S 116.719°E / -30.894; 116.719