Shire of Gnowangerup
|Shire of Gnowangerup
Location in Western Australia
|Population||1,344 (2011 est)|
|• Density||0.31489/km2 (0.81555/sq mi)|
|Area||4,268.2 km2 (1,648.0 sq mi)|
The Shire of Gnowangerup is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Albany and about 370 kilometres (230 mi) southeast of the capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 4,268 square kilometres (1,648 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Gnowangerup.
Gnowangerup was initially gazetted as a road district in 1912, taking in eastern sections of Broomehill and Tambellup. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following changes to the Local Government Act.
The Shire was previously divided into the four wards of:
- Borden Ward (two councillors)
- Gnowangerup Ward (three councillors)
- Ongerup Ward (two councillors)
- Rural Ward (two councillors)
However following a decision to discontinue the ward system in 2007, all councillors are elected from the Gnowangerup district.
The Shire President is chosen from amongst the councillors.
Towns and localities
- Stirling Range National Park
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.