Shire of Perenjori
|Shire of Perenjori|
Perenjori Shire Hall & Offices, 2018
Location in Western Australia
|Population||617 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.07422/km2 (0.19223/sq mi)|
|Area||8,313.0 km2 (3,209.7 sq mi)|
|Website||Shire of Perenjori|
The Shire of Perenjori is a local government area in the Mid West region of Western Australia, about 360 kilometres (224 mi) north of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 8,313 square kilometres (3,210 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Perenjori.
The Shire of Perenjori originated as the Perenjori Road District, established on 27 April 1928 when the Perenjori-Morawa Road District (which had separated from the Upper Irwin Road District in 1916), split into separate Perenjori and Morawa road districts.
On 1 July 1961, Perenjori became a shire following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.
On 18 September 2009, the Shires of Mingenew, Three Springs, Morawa and Perenjori announced their intention to amalgamate. A formal agreement was signed five days later, and the name Billeranga was later chosen. However, by February 2011, community pressure had led to the negotiations stalling, and on 16 April 2011, voters from the Shire of Perenjori defeated the proposal at a referendum.
The Shire is divided into five wards:
- Perenjori Ward (three councillors)
- Caron Ward (one councillor)
- Latham/Caron Ward (two councillors)
- Bowgada Ward (two councillors)
- Maya Ward (1 councillor)
Towns and localities
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Perenjori (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
- "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
- "Mid-West councils to amalgamate". ABC Online. 18 September 2009.
- Kennedy, Jane (25 February 2011). "Shire merges hit stalling point". ABC Midwest. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
- "Perenjori amalgamation not to proceed". Mid West News. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2012.