Shire of Cuballing

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Cuballing, Western Australia.
Shire of Cuballing
Western Australia
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Cuballing shire offices, 2014
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Location in Western Australia
Population 878 (2013)[1]
 • Density 0.7345/km2 (1.9023/sq mi)
Established 1902
Area 1,195.4 km2 (461.5 sq mi)
Mayor Mark Conley
Council seat Cuballing
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Cuballing
LGAs around Shire of Cuballing:
Wandering Pingelly Pingelly
Wandering Shire of Cuballing Wickepin
Williams Narrogin Narrogin

The Shire of Cuballing is a local government area located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Cuballing is located 15.1 kilometres (9 mi) north of the town of Narrogin and 192 kilometres (119 mi) southeast of the capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 1,195 square kilometres (461 sq mi) and its seat of government is the small town of Cuballing.

Over 10% of its area contains native dryandra forests. The economy, worth approximately $20 million per year to the state economy, is based on agriculture, with cereal grains, sheep and pig farming being the main activities[2]

History[edit]

On 31 October 1902, the Cuballing Road District was created. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[3]

Wards[edit]

On 3 May 2003, the shire was divided into two wards.[3]

  • North Ward (three councillors)
  • South Ward (four councillors)

Between 1912 and 2003, the ward names were as follows:[4]

  • Cuballing Ward
  • North West Ward
  • North East Ward
  • Central West Ward
  • Central East Ward
  • South West Ward
  • South East Ward

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 1060
1921 930
1933 849
1947 677
1954 890
1961 833
1966 732
1971 663
1976 622
1981 680
1986 636
1991 717
1996 708
2001 685
2006 779

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 Cuballing" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-17. Retrieved 2006-11-15. 
  3. ^ a b WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.
  4. ^ "Local Government Act 1960 - Shire of Cuballing (Ward Boundaries) Order No.1 1987". Western Australia Government Gazette. 11 December 1987. p. 1987:4406. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°49′12″S 117°10′52″E / 32.820°S 117.181°E / -32.820; 117.181