Shire of Kalamunda
|Shire of Kalamunda
|Population||59,716 (2013 est)|
|• Density||184.195/km2 (477.06/sq mi)|
|Area||324.2 km2 (125.2 sq mi)|
|Region||Eastern Metropolitan Perth Darling Scarp|
|State electorate(s)||Darling Range, Forrestfield, Kalamunda|
|Federal Division(s)||Hasluck, Pearce|
|Website||Shire of Kalamunda|
The Shire of Kalamunda is a local government area in the eastern metropolitan region of the Western Australian capital city of Perth about 25 kilometres (15.5 mi) east of Perth's central business district. The Shire covers an area of 324.2 square kilometres (125.2 sq mi), much of which is state forest rising into the Darling Scarp to the east. It has a population of 53,567 (2011), making it the most populous shire (as opposed to cities or towns) in Western Australia.
The Darling Range Road District was gazetted in 1897. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Kalamunda after the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.
The shire has been divided into five wards.
- East Ward (one councillor)
- North Ward (three councillors)
- North West Ward (two councillors)
- South Ward (three councillors)
- South West Ward (three councillors)
- Canning Mills
- Gooseberry Hill
- Hacketts Gully
- High Wycombe
- Maida Vale
- Paulls Valley
- Pickering Brook
- Piesse Brook
- Wattle Grove
- "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 3.0), 31 July 2007.