Shire of Wickepin

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Wickepin, Western Australia.
Shire of Wickepin
Western Australia
Wickepin LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 750 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.3674/km2 (0.951/sq mi)
Established 1909
Area 2,041.6 km2 (788.3 sq mi)
Mayor S J (Steve) Martin
Council seat Wickepin
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Website Shire of Wickepin
LGAs around Shire of Wickepin:
Cuballing Pingelly Corrigin
Narrogin Shire of Wickepin Kulin
Wagin Dumbleyung Dumbleyung

The Shire of Wickepin is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, east of Narrogin and about 220 kilometres (137 mi) southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 2,042 square kilometres (788 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Wickepin.

History[edit]

In 1909, the Wickepin Road District was created. The Road Board consisted of a chairman, secretary and seven members. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

The Shire is at present undivided with its nine councillors representing the entire shire.

Until 20 October 2007 the shire was divided into 5 wards:

  • Townsite Ward (2 councillors)
  • North Ward (2 councillors)
  • Central Ward (2 councillors)
  • South Ward (2 councillors)
  • East Ward (1 councillor)

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 1,146
1921 1,454
1933 1,598
1947 1,153
1954 1,334
1961 1,276
1966 1,380
1971 1,144
1976 1,076
1981 1,018
1986 951
1991 915
1996 833
2001 713
2006 716

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 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°46′48″S 117°30′18″E / 32.780°S 117.505°E / -32.780; 117.505