Shire of Kalamunda

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This article is about a local government authority. For the suburb, see Kalamunda, Western Australia.
Shire of Kalamunda
Western Australia
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Population 59,716 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 184.195/km2 (477.06/sq mi)
Established 1897
Area 324.2 km2 (125.2 sq mi)
Mayor Sue Bilich
Council seat Kalamunda
Region Darling Scarp
State electorate(s) Darling Range, Forrestfield, Kalamunda
Federal Division(s) Hasluck, Pearce
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Website www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Kalamunda:
Swan Mundaring Mundaring
Belmont
Canning
Shire of Kalamunda York
Gosnells Armadale Beverley

The Shire of Kalamunda is a local government area in the eastern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth about 25 kilometres (15.5 mi) east of Perth's central business district. The Shire covers an area of 324.2 square kilometres (125.2 sq mi), much of which is state forest rising into the Darling Scarp to the east. It has a population of 53,567 (2011), making it the most populous shire (as opposed to cities or towns) in Western Australia.

History[edit]

The Darling Range Road District was gazetted in 1897. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Kalamunda after the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

The shire has been divided into five wards.

  • East Ward (one councillor)
  • North Ward (three councillors)
  • North West Ward (two councillors)
  • South Ward (three councillors)
  • South West Ward (three councillors)

Suburbs[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 1,038
1921 1,751
1933 2,814
1947 4,113
1954 6,354
1961 7,524
1966 9,785
1971 18,362
1976 26,448
1981 35,475
1986 40,547
1991 45,733
1996 46,115
2001 46,059
2006 49,534
2011 53,567

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. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°58′26″S 116°03′29″E / 31.974°S 116.058°E / -31.974; 116.058