Shire of Cunderdin

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Cunderdin, Western Australia.
Shire of Cunderdin
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 1,302 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.69842/km2 (1.8089/sq mi)
Area 1,864.2 km2 (719.8 sq mi)
Mayor Graham Cooper
Council seat Cunderdin
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack
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Website Shire of Cunderdin
LGAs around Shire of Cunderdin:
Goomalling Dowerin Wyalkatchem
Northam Shire of Cunderdin Tammin
York Quairading Quairading

The Shire of Cunderdin is a local government area located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 105 kilometres (65 mi) west of Merredin and about 155 kilometres (96 mi) east of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 1,864 square kilometres (720 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Cunderdin.

History[edit]

On 14 December 1894, the Meckering Road District was created, changing its name to Cunderdin on 3 November 1944. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

All wards in the shire were abolished before the 3 May 2003 election. Prior to this, it had 8 councillors representing two wards - West Ward (3 councillors) and Central Ward (5 councillors).

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 2,115
1921 2,183
1933 2,745
1947 2,445
1954 2,130
1961 2,014
1966 2,114
1971 1,862
1976 1,586
1981 1,630
1986 1,484
1991 1,389
1996 1,368
2001 1,374
2006 1,250

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°39′22″S 117°14′38″E / 31.656°S 117.244°E / -31.656; 117.244