Shire of Manjimup

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Manjimup, Western Australia.
Shire of Manjimup
Western Australia
Manjimup LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 9,427 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 1.34148/km2 (3.47442/sq mi)
Established 1890
Area 7,027.3 km2 (2,713.3 sq mi)
Mayor Wade De Campo
Council seat Manjimup
Region South West
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Website Shire of Manjimup
LGAs around Shire of Manjimup:
Nannup Bridgetown- Greenbushes Boyup Brook
Nannup Shire of Manjimup Cranbrook
Plantagenet
Denmark

The Shire of Manjimup is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia, about 320 kilometres (199 mi) south of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 7,027 square kilometres (2,713 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Manjimup. It has an estimated population of 10,159 (June 2010).

History[edit]

The Shire area was first included in the Plantagenet, Wellington and Sussex Road Districts in 1871. Later the area was included in the Nelson Road District.

On 3 July 1908, the Warren Road Board was gazetted, initially consisting of seven elected members, and in 1925 it was renamed Manjimup. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Manjimup following changes to the Local Government Act.[2]

Wards[edit]

The Shire is divided into six wards, most of which were renamed at the 2003 election. The shire president is elected from amongst the councillors.

  • Central Ward (Manjimup) (four councillors)
  • Coastal Ward (Northcliffe) (one councillor)
  • East Ward (Perup) (one councillor)
  • North Ward (one councillor)
  • South Ward (Walpole) (one councillor)
  • West Ward (Pemberton) (two councillors)

Towns and localities[edit]

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 2.0), 31 May 2003.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°14′28″S 116°08′46″E / 34.241°S 116.146°E / -34.241; 116.146