Shire of Williams
|Shire of Williams
Location in Western Australia
|Population||928 (2013 est)|
|• Density||0.39/km2 (1.0/sq mi)|
|Area||2,305.7 km2 (890.2 sq mi)|
|Website||Shire of Williams|
The Shire of Williams is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 161 kilometres (100 mi) southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 2,306 square kilometres (890 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Williams.
The Williams Road District was created in 1871 as one of the first regional local government areas in Western Australia. On 1 July 1961 it became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.
Until 2002, the Shire was divided into 3 wards - North West (1), North East (1) and Central (3). On 3 May 2003 all wards were abolished and councillors sit at large.
Towns and localities
- Frederick Piesse, Williams Roads Board member 1880–1889, chairman 1886–1889; later a state MP
- "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 July 2007.