City of Armadale
|City of Armadale
|Population||80,287 (2015 est)|
|• Density||143.498/km2 (371.66/sq mi)|
|Area||559.5 km2 (216.0 sq mi)|
|Region||South East Metropolitan Perth; Darling Scarp|
|State electorate(s)||Armadale, Darling Range, Southern River|
|Website||City of Armadale|
The City of Armadale is a local government area in the south-eastern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, about 28 kilometres (17.4 mi) southeast of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 560 square kilometres (216 sq mi), much of which is state forest rising into the Darling Scarp to the east, and has a population of 62,296 as at the 2011 Census.
Prior to 1894, the area was part of the Canning Road District.
On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Armadale-Kelmscott following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960. On 1 July 1977, its Byford Ward was abolished and transferred to the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale.
On 1 July 1979 it became the Town of Armadale and on 16 November 1985 it attained city status.
The City of Armadale maintains 615 km of roads and a little over 14 km² of parks and gardens.
The city has been divided into seven wards, each with two councillors. The mayor is elected from among the councillors.
- Heron Ward
- Lake Ward
- Jarrah Ward
- Minnawarra Ward
- Neerigen Ward
- Palomino Ward
- River Ward
- Note: The 1976 figure above, reported from the 1978 year book and 1981 census, is the figure after the removal of 1,634 residents living in Byford and nearby areas, which occurred in 1977.
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.
- "Local Government Act, 1960-1976 - Order in Council (per LG. AK/4/2)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 17 June 1977. p. 1977:1821.