Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Bridgetown, Western Australia.
Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 4,513 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 3.3684/km2 (8.7242/sq mi)
Established 1970
Area 1,339.8 km2 (517.3 sq mi)
Mayor Brian Moore
Council seat Bridgetown
Region South West
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes
LGAs around Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes:
Donnybrook-Balingup
Nannup Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes Boyup Brook
Manjimup

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Bunbury and about 260 kilometres (162 mi) south of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 1,340 square kilometres (517 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Bridgetown.

History[edit]

The Nelson Road Board (renamed to Bridgetown Road Board in 1917) was gazetted in 1887, while the Greenbushes Road Board was gazetted in 1900. On 1 July 1961, they both became shires following changes to the Local Government Act. On 26 March 1970 the two shires were merged.[2]

Wards[edit]

The shire is divided into four wards.

  • South Ward (seven councillors)
  • North Ward (two councillors)

Towns[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. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.

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Coordinates: 33°57′29″S 116°08′28″E / 33.958°S 116.141°E / -33.958; 116.141