Shire of Chittering

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Lower Chittering, Western Australia.
Shire of Chittering
Western Australia
Chittering LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 4,996 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 4.0890/km2 (10.5906/sq mi)
Established 1896
Area 1,221.8 km2 (471.7 sq mi)
Mayor Alex Douglas
Council seat Bindoon
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Pearce
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Website Shire of Chittering
LGAs around Shire of Chittering:
Gingin Victoria Plains Victoria Plains
Gingin Shire of Chittering Toodyay
Swan Swan Toodyay

The Shire of Chittering is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, covering an area of about 2,750 square kilometres (1,060 sq mi) just beyond the northeastern fringe of the Perth metropolitan area, generally along and east of the Great Northern Highway. Its seat of government is the town of Bindoon.

History[edit]

On 10 January 1896, the Chittering Road District was created. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

On 3 May 2003, wards were abolished throughout the shire, and the 7 councillors represent all residents in the shire.

Prior to this, the ward system was as follows:

  • Bindoon Ward (3 councillors)
  • Chittering Ward (2 councillors)
  • Muchea Ward (1 councillor)
  • Wannamal Ward (1 councillor)

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1921 388
1933 665
1947 985
1954 1,319
1961 1,004
1966 1,075
1971 1,098
1976 1,072
1981 1,210
1986 1,409
1991 1,917
1996 2,257
2001 2,752
2006 3,520
2011 4,427

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 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°22′48″S 116°05′49″E / 31.380°S 116.097°E / -31.380; 116.097