Shire of Harvey
|Shire of Harvey
Location in Western Australia
|Population||25,924 (2013 est)|
|• Density||14.9997/km2 (38.8491/sq mi)|
|Area||1,728.3 km2 (667.3 sq mi)|
|Shire President||Tania Jackson|
|Region||South West, Outer Bunbury|
The Shire of Harvey is a local government area of Western Australia. It is located in the state's South West region, approximately 140 km south of Perth, and includes some of Bunbury's northern suburbs. The shire covers an area of 1,728 km² and has an estimated population of 24,000. Around 12% of the population are of Southern or Eastern European origin.
It contains three large towns, Harvey, Australind and Brunswick Junction and a number of smaller towns. The shire office is located on Uduc Road, Harvey, and an administration centre is open at Mulgara Street, Australind.
From 1871, the Harvey district was controlled by the Wellington Road Board. The Brunswick Board was gazetted in December 1894 and the first election was held on 11 February 1895. It was not until 1909 that the name was changed to Harvey Road District. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Harvey.
The shire does not have Wards, although is represented by Councillors from all around the Shire
The Shire President is Cr Tania Jackson.
Towns and localities
The Shire of Harvey contains the following towns and localities:
The ABS provides a breakdown for the Australind suburban area (Part A) and the remainder of the Shire (Part B):
|Year||Part A||Part B|
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.