Shire of Mount Magnet
|Shire of Mount Magnet
Location in Western Australia
|Population||711 (2013 est)|
|• Density||0.05193/km2 (0.13450/sq mi)|
|Area||13,691.6 km2 (5,286.4 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Mount Magnet|
|State electorate(s)||North West|
|Website||Shire of Mount Magnet|
The Shire of Mount Magnet is a local government area in the Mid West region of Western Australia, about 570 kilometres (354 mi) north-northeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 13,692 square kilometres (5,287 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Mount Magnet.
Mount Magnet was gazetted as a municipality in 1896, with the surrounding area gazetted as a road board in 1901. The former merged into the latter in October 1918, and on 1 July 1961, it became a shire following changes to the Local Government Act.
As of the 2005 elections, the Shire is no longer divided into wards and the nine councillors sit at large. Previously, there were two wards - Town Ward (six councillors) and Country Ward (three councillors).
Towns and localities
- "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.