Shire of Roebourne
|Shire of Roebourne
Location in Western Australia
|Population||22,900 (2011 est)|
|• Density||1.503/km2 (3.893/sq mi)|
|Area||15,234 km2 (5,881.9 sq mi)|
|Shire President||Peter Long|
|State electorate(s)||North West|
The Shire of Roebourne is one of the four local government areas in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 15,882 square kilometres (6,132 sq mi) and has a population of about 25,000(October 2013), most of which is located in its seat of government, the town of Karratha, and the major towns.
In 1887, the Municipality of Roebourne, and the Cossack and Roebourne Road Districts all came into being. As the Roebourne region's population declined, the three merged into the Roebourne Road District in 1910. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Roebourne under the Local Government Act 1960.
The Shire is divided into wards:
- Karratha (six councillors)
- Wickham, Point Samson and Cossack (two councillors)
- Dampier (two councillors)
- Roebourne/Pastoral (one councillor)
- "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 May 2007.
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