Shire of Collie

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Shire of Collie
Western Australia
Collie LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 9,692 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 5.6649/km2 (14.6719/sq mi)
Established 1900
Area 1,710.9 km2 (660.6 sq mi)
Mayor Wayne Sanford
Council seat Collie
Region South West
State electorate(s) Collie-Preston
Federal Division(s) Forrest
Website Shire of Collie
LGAs around Shire of Collie:
Harvey Boddington Williams
Harvey Shire of Collie West Arthur
Dardanup Donnybrook-Balingup Boyup Brook

The Shire of Collie is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Bunbury and about 200 kilometres (124 mi) south of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 1,711 square kilometres (661 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Collie.

History[edit]

The Collie Road District was gazetted in 1900, and a separate Municipal District to manage the affairs of the town of Collie was gazetted a year later. On 2 March 1951, they amalgamated to form the Collie Coalfields Road District. On 1 July 1961, following the enactment of the Local Government Act, the district was reconstituted as the Shire of Collie.[2]

Wards[edit]

The shire is no longer divided into wards and the eleven councillors sit at large.

Towns[edit]

Notable councillors[edit]

  • John Ewing, Collie Roads Board chairman 1905; also a state MP
  • Herbert Wells, mayor of Collie 1908–1909, 1911–1913; later a state MP
  • Bob Pike, Collie Shire Council 1957–1970, shire president 1962–1970; later a state MP

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 May 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°21′47″S 116°09′22″E / 33.363°S 116.156°E / -33.363; 116.156