Shire of Boddington

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Shire of Boddington
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 2,471 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 1.30012/km2 (3.3673/sq mi)
Established 1925
Area 1,900.6 km2 (733.8 sq mi)
Mayor Paul Carrotts
Council seat Boddington
Region Peel
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Canning
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Website Shire of Boddington
LGAs around Shire of Boddington:
Murray Wandering
Waroona Shire of Boddington Wandering
Harvey Collie Williams

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.

History[edit]

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.

Wards[edit]

The Shire has been divided into 2 wards.

  • Town Ward (4 councillors)
  • Rural Ward (3 councillors)

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1921 675
1933 918
1947 1,275
1954 1,250
1961 967
1966 761
1971 714
1976 720
1981 778
1986 911
1991 1,416
1996 1,516
2001 1,401
2006 1,379
2011 2,226

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Coordinates: 32°48′07″S 116°28′16″E / 32.802°S 116.471°E / -32.802; 116.471