Shire of Toodyay

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Toodyay, Western Australia.
Shire of Toodyay
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 4,686 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 2.7666/km2 (7.1654/sq mi)
Established 1871
Area 1,693.8 km2 (654.0 sq mi)
Shire President David Dow
Council seat Toodyay
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Pearce
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Website Shire of Toodyay
LGAs around Shire of Toodyay:
Chittering Victoria Plains Goomalling
Chittering Shire of Toodyay Goomalling
Swan Mundaring Northam

The Shire of Toodyay is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, beyond the north-eastern limits of the Perth metropolitan area. The Shire covers an area of 1,694 square kilometres (654 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Toodyay.

History[edit]

In 1871, the Toodyay Road District was gazetted, and in 1877, the Municipality of Newcastle followed. The latter was abolished and merged in 1912, and on 1 July 1961, Toodyay became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960.[2] See history of locality

Wards[edit]

The Shire has been divided into 4 wards, since the Toodyay Road board meeting in June 1904.[3]

  • North Ward (2 councillors)
  • Central Ward (2 councillors)
  • West Ward (3 councillors)
  • East Ward (2 councillors)

Towns and localities[edit]

Presidents[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 1,480
1921 1,545
1933 1,462
1947 1,237
1954 1,525
1961 1,369
1966 1,388
1971 1,725
1976 1,138
1981 1,450
1986 1,831
1991 2,451
1996 3,186
2001 3,744
2006 4,112
2011 4,387

See also[edit]

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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 3.0), 31 May 2007.
  3. ^ "Newcastle.". Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 4 June 1904. p. 18. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°33′04″S 116°27′50″E / 31.551°S 116.464°E / -31.551; 116.464