Shire of Boddington
|Shire of Boddington
Location in Western Australia
|Population||2,471 (2013 est)|
|• Density||1.30012/km2 (3.3673/sq mi)|
|Area||1,900.6 km2 (733.8 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
|Website||Shire of Boddington|
The Shire of Boddington is a local government area in the Peel region of Western Australia, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) south-east of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 1,901 square kilometres (734 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Boddington.
A road board had been convened at Marradong 8 km to the south in 1903, but it was relocated to Boddington in 1925 after the arrival of the railway and construction of suitable buildings. On 1 July 1961, the Marradong Road District became the Shire of Boddington following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.
The Shire has been divided into 2 wards.
- Town Ward (4 councillors)
- Rural Ward (3 councillors)
Towns and localities
- Lower Hotham
- Mount Cooke
- Mount Wells
- Upper Murray
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.