Shire of Kulin

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This article is about a local government area. For the town, see Kulin, Western Australia.
Shire of Kulin
Western Australia
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Kulin shire offices, 2014
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Location in Western Australia
Population 834 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.17693/km2 (0.45825/sq mi)
Established 1918
Area 4,713.7 km2 (1,820.0 sq mi)
Mayor Jim M Sullivan
Council seat Kulin
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Roe
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Kulin
LGAs around Shire of Kulin:
Corrigin Kondinin Kondinin
Wickepin Shire of Kulin Dundas
Dumbleyung Lake Grace Ravensthorpe

The Shire of Kulin is a local government area in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 300 kilometres (186 mi) ESE of the state capital, Perth. The Shire's land area of 4,714 square kilometres (1,820 sq mi) forms a narrow east-west band, located between the Shire of Kondinin to the north and the Shire of Lake Grace to the south. Its seat of government is the town of Kulin. The local economy is based on agriculture - predominantly cereal grains and sheep.

History[edit]

On 14 June 1918, the Roe Road District was gazetted. It was renamed to the Kulin Road District on 12 March 1926. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

The shire is divided into 4 wards.

  • Town Ward (3 councillors)
  • West Ward (3 councillors)
  • Central Ward (2 councillors)
  • East Ward (1 councillor)

From 1964 until 3 May 2003, the following system existed:

  • Town Ward
  • Central Ward
  • Dudinin Ward
  • East Ward
  • Jitarning Ward
  • Kulin Rock Ward

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1921 1,121
1933 1,274
1947 873
1954 1,168
1961 1,261
1966 1,393
1971 1,260
1976 1,289
1981 1,275
1986 1,162
1991 1,062
1996 890
2001 839
2006 881

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: 32°40′16″S 118°09′11″E / 32.671°S 118.153°E / -32.671; 118.153