Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
|Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
Ballidu Hall, 2014
Location in Western Australia
|Population||1,586 (2013 est)|
|• Density||0.47080/km2 (1.2194/sq mi)|
|Area||3,368.7 km2 (1,300.7 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Wongan Hills|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
|Website||Shire of Wongan-Ballidu|
The Shire of Wongan-Ballidu is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 180 kilometres (112 mi) NNE of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 3,369 square kilometres (1,301 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Wongan Hills.
On 10 February 1887, the Melbourne Road District was created. It was renamed Wongan-Ballidu on 18 June 1926. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960.
As of 3 May 2003, there are ten councillors and no wards. The mayor is directly elected.
Towns and localities
- "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.
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