Shire of Narrogin
|Shire of Narrogin
Location in Western Australia
|Population||884 (2013 est)|
|• Density||0.5461/km2 (1.4143/sq mi)|
|Area||1,618.8 km2 (625.0 sq mi)|
|Website||Shire of Narrogin|
The Shire of Narrogin is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 190 kilometres (118 mi) south-east of the state capital, Perth. The seat of government is in the town of Narrogin. Until 2016, when the two entities merged, the Narrogin townsite was governed by a separate local government area, the Town of Narrogin.
In 1892, the Narrogin Road District came into being. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire under the Local Government Act 1960. In 1999 and 2004, proposals to merge the Shire with the Town of Narrogin were defeated at referendum. In 2016, on July 1, the Shire of Narrogin amalgamated with the Town of Narrogin. The new entity retained the designation of Shire.
|This section needs to be updated. (September 2016)|
The shire had four wards until the 2005 election, but they have since been abolished. Seven councillors now sit at large.
Towns and localities
- Note: population figures are for the pre-2016 shire only.
- "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.
- ABC Online (27 February 2004). "Narrogin Shire residents make merger feelings clear". Retrieved 2 November 2006.