Shire of Dowerin

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Dowerin, Western Australia.
Shire of Dowerin
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 672 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.36389/km2 (0.9425/sq mi)
Established 1911
Area 1,846.7 km2 (713.0 sq mi)
Mayor Dale Metcalf
Council seat Dowerin
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack
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Website www.dowerin.wa.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Dowerin:
Wongan-Ballidu Wongan-Ballidu Koorda
Goomalling Shire of Dowerin Wyalkatchem
Northam Cunderdin Cunderdin

The Shire of Dowerin is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) northeast of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 1,847 square kilometres (713 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Dowerin.

History[edit]

On 3 November 1911, the Dowerin Road District was gazetted. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

From 3 May 2003 the Shire has been divided into 3 wards.

  • Town Ward (4 councillors)
  • Rural North Ward (2 councillors)
  • Rural South Ward (2 councillors)

Previously, Town Ward had 2 councillors and six wards had one councillor each: Daren, Hindmarsh, Koombekine, Manmanning, Minnivale and Ucarty.[2]

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1921 1,063
1933 1,475
1947 1,152
1954 1,311
1961 1,392
1966 1,300
1971 1,071
1976 1,070
1981 998
1986 961
1991 881
1996 817
2001 782
2006 702

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°11′31″S 117°02′02″E / 31.192°S 117.034°E / -31.192; 117.034