Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale
|Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
|Population||28,000 (2016 est)|
|• Density||30.9/km2 (80.1/sq mi)|
|Area||905 km2 (349.4 sq mi)|
|Shire President||John Erren|
|State electorate(s)||Darling Range|
|Website||Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale|
The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale is a local government area in the outer southeastern metropolitan area of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, and has an area of 905 square kilometres (349 sq mi) and a population of 28,000 (2016 est). The Shire's seat of government is the town of Mundijong.
The Serpentine Road District was gazetted in December 1894, and in 1913 changed name to Serpentine-Jarrahdale Road District. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960. In 1977, it acquired Byford from Shire of Armadale-Kelmscott.
The Shire was previously split into four wards named: Byford, Central, North West and South. Recently, the boundaries were realigned and on 29 July 2011, the gazetted boundaries became:
- North (4 councillors)
- North West (2 councillors)
- Southern (3 councillors)
Elections to fill all positions in these new wards were called for 15 October 2011.
Suburbs and towns
- Darling Downs
- 1911 populations were: Serpentine RD 328; Jarrahdale RD 1,126.
- The 1976 figure above, reported from the 1978 year book and 1981 census, is the figure after the addition of 1,634 residents living in Byford and nearby areas, which occurred in 1977.
- "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 May 2007.
- "Serpentine-Jarrahdale Local Government (Serpentine-Jarrahdale - New Wards and Councillor Numbers) Order 2011". 29 July 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011.