Shire of Manjimup
|Shire of Manjimup
Location in Western Australia
|Population||9,427 (2013 est)|
|• Density||1.34148/km2 (3.47442/sq mi)|
|Area||7,027.3 km2 (2,713.3 sq mi)|
|Website||Shire of Manjimup|
The Shire of Manjimup is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia, about 320 kilometres (200 mi) south of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 7,027 square kilometres (2,713 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Manjimup. It has an estimated population of 10,159 (June 2010).
The Shire area was first included in the Plantagenet, Wellington and Sussex Road Districts in 1871. Later the area was included in the Nelson Road District.
On 3 July 1908, the Warren Road Board was gazetted, initially consisting of seven elected members, and in 1925 it was renamed Manjimup. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Manjimup following changes to the Local Government Act.
The Shire is divided into six wards, most of which were renamed at the 2003 election. The shire president is elected from amongst the councillors.
- Central Ward (Manjimup) (four councillors)
- Coastal Ward (Northcliffe) (one councillor)
- East Ward (Perup) (one councillor)
- North Ward (one councillor)
- South Ward (Walpole) (one councillor)
- West Ward (Pemberton) (two councillors)
Towns and localities
- Windy Harbour
- "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.