Shire of Pingelly

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Shire of Pingelly
Western Australia
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Pingelly Town Hall, 2014
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Location in Western Australia
Population 1,195 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.9231/km2 (2.3907/sq mi)
Established 1891
Area 1,294.6 km2 (499.8 sq mi)
Mayor Shirley Lange
Council seat Pingelly
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) Pearce
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Website Shire of Pingelly
LGAs around Shire of Pingelly:
Brookton Corrigin
Wandering Shire of Pingelly Corrigin
Cuballing Wickepin

The Shire of Pingelly is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) southeast of the state capital, Perth, between the Shires of Brookton and Cuballing along the Great Southern Highway. The Shire covers an area of 1,295 square kilometres (500 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Pingelly.

History[edit]

On 24 December 1891, the Morambine Road District was created. On 21 February 1913, it was renamed Pingelly. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire following enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.[2]

Wards[edit]

From 20 October 2007, Pingelly is no longer divided into wards, and its 8 councillors represent the entire shire.

The ward systems created under successive divisions were as follows:[2]

1921 1986 1992 2003
Pingelly Ward (3) Pingelly Ward (4) Town Ward (4)
Central Ward (2) Mourambine Ward (1) Hotham Ward (1) Hotham Ward (2)
Noonebin Ward (1) Jingaring Ward (1) Jingaring Ward (2)
North East Ward (1) Kulyaling Ward (1) Kulyaling Ward (2)
North West Ward (1) Tutanning Ward (1) Tutanning Ward (2)
South East Ward (1)
South West Ward (1)

Towns and localities[edit]

Population[edit]

Year Population
1911 1,879
1921 1,644
1933 1,496
1947 1,230
1954 1,519
1961 1,639
1966 1,453
1971 1,447
1976 1,446
1981 1,410
1986 1,371
1991 1,171
1996 1,132
2001 1,122
2006 1,168

Notable councillors[edit]

  • George Sewel, Pingelly Roads Board member 1904–1915, chairman 1914–1915; later a state MP

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. ^ a b WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°32′02″S 117°05′10″E / 32.534°S 117.086°E / -32.534; 117.086