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Waterloo is a small town in the South West region of Western Australia, located on the South Western Highway between Bunbury and Brunswick Junction.

Western Australia
Waterloo is located in Western Australia
Coordinates33°20′S 115°46′E / 33.33°S 115.76°E / -33.33; 115.76Coordinates: 33°20′S 115°46′E / 33.33°S 115.76°E / -33.33; 115.76
Population199 (2006 census)[1]
Elevation19 m (62 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Dardanup
State electorate(s)Collie-Preston
Federal Division(s)Forrest
Localities around Waterloo:
Millbridge Roelands Roelands
Picton East Waterloo Burekup
Picton East Paradise Henty

The population of the town was 41 (23 males and 18 females) in 1898.[2]

In December 2013 the Western Australian Planning Commission's (WAPC's) Greater Bunbury Strategy identified an urban expansion area in the north of Waterloo.[3] In April 2016 the WAPC released a draft Wanju District Structure Plan for the 1,245 ha (4.81 sq mi) urban expansion area, showing the broad layout of the urban expansion area and a conceptual fly-through video.[4] "Wanju" means 'welcome' in the Noongar language. The Wanju District Structure Plan will provide an estimated 20,000 dwellings and 4,000 jobs.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Waterloo(State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  2. ^ "POPULATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA". Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 22 April 1898. p. 23. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  3. ^ Western Australian Planning Commission (December 2015). Greater Bunbury Strategy (Report). Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Wanju District Structure Plan (draft) conceptual video". Western Australian Planning Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Wanju District Structure Plan (Draft)". Western Australian Planning Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2016.