Shire of Cue

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Shire of Cue
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population298 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density0.02187/km2 (0.05666/sq mi)
Area13,622.9 km2 (5,259.8 sq mi)
PresidentRoss Pigdon
Council seatCue
RegionMid West
State electorate(s)North West
Federal Division(s)Durack
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WebsiteShire of Cue
LGAs around Shire of Cue:
Murchison Meekatharra Meekatharra
Yalgoo Shire of Cue Sandstone
Yalgoo Mount Magnet Sandstone

The Shire of Cue is a local government area in the Mid West region of Western Australia, about 420 kilometres (261 mi) east-northeast of the port city of Geraldton and about 650 kilometres (404 mi) north-northeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 13,623 square kilometres (5,260 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Cue.

History[edit]

Cue initially existed as two entities - the Cue Road Board, gazetted in December 1895, and the Daydawn Municipal Council, gazetted in December 1894. In 1912, they merged to form the Cue-Daydawn Road Board, which was renamed Cue in 1930. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire Council following changes to the Local Government Act.[2]

Wards[edit]

The shire is divided into three wards:

  • Cue Ward (5 councillors)
  • Daydawn Ward (1 councillor)
  • Tuckanarra Ward (1 councillor)

Towns and localities[edit]

Notable councillors[edit]

  • Con O'Brien, Cue Municipality councillor 1896–1900, mayor 1897–1900; later a state MP
  • Richard Burt, Cue Road Board member 1939–1959, chairman 1950–1959; later a state MP
  • Cedric Wyatt, Cue shire president early 2000s; Aboriginal leader

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 2.0), 31 May 2003.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°25′16″S 117°53′46″E / 27.421°S 117.896°E / -27.421; 117.896