Shire of Dundas
|Shire of Dundas
Location in Western Australia
|Population||1,182 (2013 est)|
|• Density||0.012685/km2 (0.032855/sq mi)|
|Area||93,179 km2 (35,976.6 sq mi)|
|Shire President||Jacquie Best|
|Website||Shire of Dundas|
The Shire of Dundas is a local government area in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. The shire covers an area of 93,179 square kilometres (35,977 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Norseman. Its territory lies between Norseman and the border with South Australia (including much of the Eyre Highway), and is between 700 and 1,500 kilometres (430-930 mi) east of the state capital, Perth.
In 1895, the Dundas Road Board was gazetted. It merged with part of Esperance to become the Norseman Road Board in 1918, but reestablished as Dundas in 1929. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire Council following changes to the Local Government Act.
- Emil Nulsen, Dundas Roads Board chairman 1929–1931; later a state MP
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.