Town of Cottesloe

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This article is about a local government area. For the suburb, see Cottesloe, Western Australia.
Town of Cottesloe
Western Australia
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Location of Cottesloe, Western Australia
Population 8,572 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 2,198/km2 (5,690/sq mi)
Established 1895
Area 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Mayor Jo Dawkins
Council seat Cottesloe
Region West Metropolitan Perth
State electorate(s) Cottesloe
Federal Division(s) Curtin
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Website Town of Cottesloe
LGAs around Town of Cottesloe:
Nedlands Claremont
Indian Ocean Town of Cottesloe Peppermint Grove
Mosman Park

The Town of Cottesloe is a local government area and a suburb of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Cottesloe is located 11 kilometres (7 mi) west of Perth's central business district, covers an area of 3.9 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi), maintains 45.7 km of roads and has a population of 7,256 (2006).

History[edit]

The Cottesloe Road District was created on 4 October 1895 and became a Municipal District on 20 September 1907. In 1950 it bought Overton Lodge from Claude de Bernales and renamed it to the Cottesloe Memorial Town Hall and Civic Centre.[2] On 1 July 1961, it became a Town following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[3]

Wards[edit]

The town has been divided into 4 wards. The mayor is directly elected.

  • Central Ward (2 councillors)
  • East Ward (2 councillors)
  • South Ward (2 councillors)
  • North Ward (2 councillors)

Suburbs[edit]

The suburb of Cottesloe is the only suburb within this local government area, but four short streets with the suburb of Claremont fall under its jurisdiction.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 2,704
1921 3,221
1933 3,628
1947 5,442
1954 6,199
1961 5,862
1966 5,793
1971 7,997
1976 7,366
1981 6,750
1986 6,628
1991 7,205
1996 6,985
2001 6,823
2006 7,256
2011 7,605

Mayors[edit]

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. ^ "History". Town of Cottesloe. Retrieved 2007-04-09. 
  3. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°59′35″S 115°45′25″E / 31.993°S 115.757°E / -31.993; 115.757