Town of Bassendean

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This article is about a local government area. For the suburb, see Bassendean, Western Australia.
Town of Bassendean
Western Australia
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Location of Town of Bassendean within inner Perth metropolitan area
Population 15,545 (2012 est)[1]
 • Density 1,495/km2 (3,871/sq mi)
Established 1901
Area 10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Mayor John Gangell
Council seat Bassendean
Region West Metropolitan Perth
State electorate(s) Bassendean
Federal Division(s) Perth
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Website www.bassendean.wa.gov.au
LGAs around Town of Bassendean:
Bayswater Swan Swan
Bayswater Town of Bassendean Swan
Bayswater Belmont Belmont

The Town of Bassendean is a local government area in the northeastern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, 6 kilometres (4 mi) west of the industrial centre of Midland and about 12 kilometres (7 mi) northeast of Perth's central business district. The Town covers an area of 10.4 square kilometres (4.0 sq mi), maintains 97 km of roads and has an estimated population of 14,404 (2011).

History[edit]

The West Guildford Road District was created on 10 May 1901. It was renamed Bassendean on 7 July 1922, and on 1 July 1961, became the Shire of Bassendean following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960. It became a town on 1 July 1975.[2][3]

Wards[edit]

The town is divided into three wards, each of three councillors. The mayor is elected by the councillors.

  • North Ward
  • East Ward
  • West Ward

Suburbs[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 987
1921 2,736
1933 3,803
1947 5,243
1954 7,152
1961 8,310
1966 9,747
1971 11,360
1976 11,382
1981 11,807
1986 12,836
1991 13,109
1996 13,230
2001 13,362
2006 13,462
2011 14,404

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 August 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Local Government Act, 1960-1974. Shire of Bassendean. Change of Status. Order in Council. (per LG. BS-1-10)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 18 April 1975. p. 1975:1152. 

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Coordinates: 31°54′18″S 115°56′56″E / 31.905°S 115.949°E / -31.905; 115.949