Shire of Kojonup

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Kojonup, Western Australia.
Shire of Kojonup
Western Australia
Kojonup LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 2,266 (2011 est)[1]
 • Density 0.77280/km2 (2.0015/sq mi)
Established 1871
Area 2,932.2 km2 (1,132.1 sq mi)
Mayor Jane Trethowan
Council seat Kojonup
Region Great Southern
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Website www.kojonup.wa.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Kojonup:
West Arthur Woodanilling Katanning
Boyup Brook Shire of Kojonup Broomehill-Tambellup
Manjimup Cranbrook Broomehill-Tambellup

The Shire of Kojonup is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 250 kilometres (155 mi) southeast of the state capital, Perth, along Albany Highway. The Shire covers an area of 2,932 square kilometres (1,132 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Kojonup.

History[edit]

The Kojonup Road District was created in 1871. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Kojonup under the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

The shire has no wards, and all councillors serve 4-year terms. Previously, it was divided into 5 wards:

  • Kojonup Ward (3 councillors)
  • Balgarup Ward (2 councillors)
  • Muradup Ward (2 councillors)
  • Ongerup Ward (2 councillors)
  • Namarillup Ward (2 councillors)

(Note: The town of Ongerup, unrelated to the ward, is located within the Shire of Gnowangerup.)

Towns and localities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°50′17″S 117°09′07″E / 33.838°S 117.152°E / -33.838; 117.152