Shire of Quairading
|Shire of Quairading
Location in Western Australia
|Population||1,094 (2013 est)|
|• Density||0.54217/km2 (1.4042/sq mi)|
|Area||2,017.8 km2 (779.1 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
|Website||Shire of Quairading|
The Shire of Quairading is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 170 kilometres (106 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 2,018 square kilometres (779 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Quairading.
Quairading was initially constituted as the Greenhills Road District in 1892, covering a large area east of York. In 1913, Greenhills was broken up to form Avon, East Avon (Bruce Rock) and Kunjinn (Corrigin). In 1922 the Avon Road District was renamed to Quairading, and on 1 July 1961, it became a Shire under the Local Government Act 1960.
The Shire is no longer divided into wards and the nine councillors sit at large. Prior to the 2003 elections, there were eleven councillors representing five wards: Town (3), Southwest, Southeast, Northwest and Northeast (2 each).
Towns and localities
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.