Shire of Narrogin

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Shire of Narrogin
Western Australia
Narrogin shire (amalgamated) LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 884 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.5461/km2 (1.4143/sq mi)
Established 1892
Area 1,618.8 km2 (625.0 sq mi)
President Leigh Ballard
Council seat Narrogin
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Narrogin
LGAs around Shire of Narrogin:
Williams Cuballing Wickepin
Williams Shire of Narrogin Wickepin
West Arthur Wagin Dumbleyung
Shire of Narrogin offices in 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.

History[edit]

In 1892, the Narrogin Road District came into being. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire under the Local Government Act 1960.[2] In 1999 and 2004, proposals to merge the Shire with the Town of Narrogin were defeated at referendum.[3] In 2016, on July 1, the Shire of Narrogin amalgamated with the Town of Narrogin. The new entity retained the designation of Shire.

Wards[edit]

The shire had four wards until the 2005 election, but they have since been abolished. Seven councillors now sit at large.

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Note: population figures are for the pre-2016 shire only.
Year Population
1911 889
1921 1,117
1933 1,217
1947 844
1954 966
1961 972
1966 1,010
1971 905
1976 843
1981 813
1986 680
1991 862
1996 867
2001 843
2006 830

See also[edit]

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.
  3. ^ ABC Online (27 February 2004). "Narrogin Shire residents make merger feelings clear". Retrieved 2 November 2006. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°56′10″S 117°10′41″E / 32.936°S 117.178°E / -32.936; 117.178