Shire of Brookton

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Brookton, Western Australia.
Shire of Brookton
Western Australia
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Brookton from the west
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Location in Western Australia
Population 992 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.6194/km2 (1.6042/sq mi)
Established 1906
Area 1,601.6 km2 (618.4 sq mi)
Mayor Barry Coote
Council seat Brookton
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Brookton
LGAs around Shire of Brookton:
Beverley Beverley Quairading
Wandering Shire of Brookton Corrigin
Wandering Pingelly Pingelly

The Shire of Brookton is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 140 kilometres (87 mi) southeast of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 1,602 square kilometres (619 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Brookton.

The local economy, worth approximately $25 million per year to the state economy, is based on agriculture - predominantly cereal grains and sheep.[2]

History[edit]

On 10 September 1906, the Brookton Road Board met for the first time after Mr Samuel Williams led a move by local landowners to break away from the Beverley Road District. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Brookton under the Local Government Act 1960.[3]

Wards[edit]

The shire presently is undivided and has 7 councillors. Prior to the 2009 local government election, it was divided into three wards as follows:

  • Central Ward (5 councillors)
  • West Ward (2 councillors)
  • East Ward (2 councillors)

Towns[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1921 1,149
1933 1,188
1947 934
1954 1,376
1961 1,319
1966 1,341
1971 1,272
1976 1,181
1981 1,214
1986 1,093
1991 1,018
1996 908
2001 957
2006 978

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. ^ Agriculture WA (July 2000). "Agriculture Statistical Overview 96/97 - Shire of Brookton" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-17. Retrieved 2006-11-15. 
  3. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.

External links[edit]

Media related to Shire of Brookton at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 32°22′05″S 117°00′22″E / 32.368°S 117.006°E / -32.368; 117.006