City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

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City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population30,059 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.314507/km2 (0.814568/sq mi)
Established1989
Area95,575.1 km2 (36,901.8 sq mi)
MayorJohn Bowler
Council seatKalgoorlie
RegionGoldfields-Esperance
State electorate(s)Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s)O'Connor
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WebsiteCity of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
LGAs around City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder:
Menzies Menzies Outback Areas (SA)
Coolgardie City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Outback Areas (SA)
Coolgardie Dundas Outback Areas (SA)

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a local government area in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, about 550 kilometres (342 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. The City covers an area of 95,575 square kilometres (36,902 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Kalgoorlie; all but 244 of the city's population live in either Kalgoorlie or Boulder.

History[edit]

This region has a long history of continuous inhabitation and cultivation by Aboriginal Australians.

In the years immediately after discovery of gold in the region, a variety of local government entities sprang up around the often-temporary settlements on the Kalgoorlie goldfields. Only three persisted beyond the early 20th century:

The Town of Boulder was merged into the Shire of Kalgoorlie in July 1969, with the combined shire then being renamed the Shire of Boulder in November 1969. The Town of Kalgoorlie and the Shire of Boulder then amalgamated to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 1989.[5][6]

Other early local government areas in the region include:

  • Municipality of Broad Arrow (1897–1903)[7]
  • Broad Arrow Road District (1899–1922)[8]
  • Municipality of Broad Arrow-Paddington (1903–1910)[9]
  • Municipality of Bulong (1896–1909)[10]
  • Bulong Road District (1899–1911)[11]
  • Municipality of Kanowna (1896–1917)[12]
  • North East Coolgardie Road District (1896–1922)[13]
  • Municipality of Paddington (1901–1903)

Roads in Kalgoorlie-Boulder[edit]

  • Boulder Road
  • Anzac Drive
  • Gatacre Drive
  • Picadilly Street
  • Hannan Street
  • Graeme Street
  • Maritana Street
  • Federal Road

Major Roads in the region[edit]

Origins of the City[edit]

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Key dates[edit]

  • 1 July 1961 – Boulder and Kalgoorlie municipalities became towns, and Kalgoorlie Roads Board became a shire, following changes to the Local Government Act
  • 1 July 1969 – Town of Boulder was amalgamated into the Shire of Kalgoorlie, which was renamed Shire of Boulder.
  • 1 February 1989 – The Shire of Boulder and Town of Kalgoorlie amalgamated to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.[14]

Wards[edit]

The City is not divided into wards and the twelve councillors sit at large. The mayor is elected by popular vote.

Suburbs[edit]

Towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Spencer Compton, George (1965), 1895-1965, seventy years : the beginnings of the town of Kalgoorlie, The author, retrieved 30 April 2017
  3. ^ Boulder (W.A. : Municipality). Council; Kalgoorlie (W.A. : Municipality). Council; Kalgoorlie (W.A. : Municipality). Road Board; Conference of Goldfields Local Bodies (W.A.) (1919), Eastern goldfields tourists' guide containing information concerning the chief places of interest in the district, and the various business houses, The Conference, retrieved 30 April 2017
  4. ^ "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Municipality of Kalgoorlie". State Records Office of Western Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Shire of Boulder". State Records Office of Western Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Broad Arrow Municipal Council". Kalgoorlie Miner. 5 (1292). Western Australia. 1 February 1900. p. 4. Retrieved 30 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "BROAD ARROW ROADS BOARD". Kalgoorlie Western Argus. XII (588). Western Australia. 27 March 1906. p. 14. Retrieved 30 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "BROAD ARROW-PADDINGTON". Kalgoorlie Western Argus. IX (466). Western Australia. 24 November 1903. p. 12. Retrieved 30 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "BULONG MUNICIPAL COUNCIL". Kalgoorlie Miner. 8 (18699). Western Australia. 20 February 1903. p. 2. Retrieved 30 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "BULONG ROADS BOARD". Kalgoorlie Miner. 8 (18666). Western Australia. 15 January 1903. p. 2. Retrieved 30 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "KANOWNA". Kalgoorlie Western Argus. 2 (79). Western Australia. 28 May 1896. p. 7. Retrieved 30 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "NORTH-EAST COOLGARDIE ROADS BOARD". Kalgoorlie Miner. 19 (4537). Western Australia. 7 July 1913. p. 2. Retrieved 30 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  14. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°44′56″S 121°27′58″E / 30.749°S 121.466°E / -30.749; 121.466