Shire of Kulin
|Shire of Kulin
Location in Western Australia
|Population||922 (2011 est)|
|• Density||0.19560/km2 (0.50660/sq mi)|
|Area||4,713.7 km2 (1,820.0 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Jim M Sullivan|
The Shire of Kulin is a local government area in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 300 kilometres (186 mi) ESE of the state capital, Perth. The Shire's land area of 4,714 square kilometres (1,820 sq mi) forms a narrow east-west band, located between the Shire of Kondinin to the north and the Shire of Lake Grace to the south. Its seat of government is the town of Kulin. The local economy is based on agriculture - predominantly cereal grains and sheep.
On 14 June 1918, the Roe Road District was gazetted. It was renamed to the Kulin Road District on 12 March 1926. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960.
The shire is divided into 4 wards.
- Town Ward (3 councillors)
- West Ward (3 councillors)
- Central Ward (2 councillors)
- East Ward (1 councillor)
From 1964 until 3 May 2003, the following system existed:
- Town Ward
- Central Ward
- Dudinin Ward
- East Ward
- Jitarning Ward
- Kulin Rock Ward
Towns and localities
- "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 3.0), 31 July 2007.