Shire of Gingin
|Shire of Gingin
Location in Western Australia
|Population||4,994 (2012 est)|
|• Density||1.55523/km2 (4.0280/sq mi)|
|Area||3,211.1 km2 (1,239.8 sq mi)|
The Shire of Gingin is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, just beyond the northern fringe of the Perth metropolitan area. The Shire covers an area of 3,211 square kilometres (1,240 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Gingin.
On 12 January and 23 February 1893, the Gingin Road District and Gingin Municipality were separately created. On 26 June 1903, the two entities merged into the former. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.
The Shire has been divided into several wards, most with one councillor:
- Greater Gingin Ward (2 councillors)
- Lancelin Ward (2 councillors)
- Guilderton/Caraban Ward
- Seabird/Gabbadah Ward
- Woodridge Ward
- North Ward
- South Ward
Towns and localities
- Breton Bay
- Ledge Point
- Moore River National Park
- Red Gully
- "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 May 2007.