Shire of Wyalkatchem

The Shire of Wyalkatchem is a local government area located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Its seat of government is the town of Wyalkatchem, about 190 kilometres (118 mi) northeast of Perth, the state capital.

Shire of Wyalkatchem
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population516 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.3234/km2 (0.8377/sq mi)
Established1920
Area1,595.4 km2 (616.0 sq mi)
MayorQuentin Davies
Council seatWyalkatchem
RegionWheatbelt
State electorate(s)Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s)Durack
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WebsiteShire of Wyalkatchem
LGAs around Shire of Wyalkatchem:
Wongan Ballidu Koorda Mount Marshall
Dowerin Shire of Wyalkatchem Trayning
Cunderdin Tammin Kellerberrin

HistoryEdit

On 18 June 1920, the Wyalkatchem Road District was created out of land previously administered by the Ninghan and Dowerin Road Boards. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Wyalkatchem under the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.[2]

WardsEdit

The shire has no wards, and seven councillors. The shire president is elected from amongst the councillors.

Towns and localitiesEdit

PopulationEdit

Year Population
1921 1,218
1933 1,533
1947 1,094
1954 1,235
1961 1,383
1966 1,252
1971 1,113
1976 1,005
1981 954
1986 786
1991 704
1996 628
2001 661
2006 564
2011 523
2016 516

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wyalkatchem (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 Wyalkatchem at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 31°10′37″S 117°22′59″E / 31.177°S 117.383°E / -31.177; 117.383