Shire of Chittering
|Shire of Chittering
Location in Western Australia
|Population||4,703 (2012 est)|
|• Density||3.8492/km2 (9.9695/sq mi)|
|Area||1,221.8 km2 (471.7 sq mi)|
The Shire of Chittering is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, covering an area of about 2,750 square kilometres (1,060 sq mi) just beyond the northeastern fringe of the Perth metropolitan area, generally along and east of the Great Northern Highway. Its seat of government is the town of Bindoon.
On 10 January 1896, the Chittering Road District was created. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.
On 3 May 2003, wards were abolished throughout the shire, and the 7 councillors represent all residents in the shire.
Prior to this, the ward system was as follows:
- Bindoon Ward (3 councillors)
- Chittering Ward (2 councillors)
- Muchea Ward (1 councillor)
- Wannamal Ward (1 councillor)
Towns and localities
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 August 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.