Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes
|Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes|
Location in Western Australia
|Population||4,513 (2013 est)|
|• Density||3.3684/km2 (8.7242/sq mi)|
|Area||1,339.8 km2 (517.3 sq mi)|
|Website||Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes|
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.
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.
The shire is divided into four wards.
- South Ward (seven councillors)
- North Ward (two councillors)
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.