Shire of Trayning
|Shire of Trayning
Location in Western Australia
|Population||395 (2011 est)|
|• Density||0.23922/km2 (0.6196/sq mi)|
|Area||1,651.2 km2 (637.5 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
The Shire of Trayning is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Merredin and about 240 kilometres (149 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 1,651 square kilometres (637 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Trayning.
Initially, the area was split between the Meckering and Kellerberrin Road Districts. On 30 June 1911, the Korrelocking Road District was gazetted, covering Trayning, Wyalkatchem and parts of Mount Marshall and Dowerin. This lasted just nine months, becoming the Ninghan Road District in March 1912. Wyalkatchem split away in 1920, and Ninghan split in 1923 and absorbed parts of Nungarin to become Kununoppin-Trayning Road District and Mount Marshall Road District.
The shire has no wards, and all councillors serve 4-year terms. Previously, it was divided into 3 wards.
- Trayning Ward (3 councillors)
- Kununoppin Ward (4 councillors)
- Yelbeni Ward (2 councillors)
Towns and localities
- "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 30 March 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 2.0), 31 May 2003.
- Agency Detail - Shire of Trayning, State Records Office of WA, 23 August 2004.