Shire of Wyalkatchem

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Wyalkatchem, Western Australia.
Shire of Wyalkatchem
Western Australia
Wyalkatchem LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 535 (2011 est)[1]
 • Density 0.3353/km2 (0.8685/sq mi)
Area 1,595.4 km2 (616.0 sq mi)
Mayor Susan Bruse
Council seat Wyalkatchem
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack
Website www.wyalkatchem.wa.gov.au
LGAs around Shire of Wyalkatchem:
Wongan Ballidu Koorda Mount Marshall
Dowerin Shire of Wyalkatchem Trayning
Cunderdin Tammin Kellerberrin

The Shire of Wyalkatchem is a local government area located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Its seat of government is the town of Wyalkatchem, about 190 kilometres (118 mi) northeast of Perth, the state capital.

History[edit]

On 18 June 1920, the Wyalkatchem Road District was created out of land previously administered by the Ninghan and Dowerin Road Boards. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Wyalkatchem under the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

The shire has no wards, and seven councillors. The shire president is elected from amongst the councillors.

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1921 1,218
1933 1,533
1947 1,094
1954 1,235
1961 1,383
1966 1,252
1971 1,113
1976 1,005
1981 954
1986 786
1991 704
1996 628
2001 661
2006 564

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°10′37″S 117°22′59″E / 31.177°S 117.383°E / -31.177; 117.383