Town of Bassendean
|Town of Bassendean|
Location of Town of Bassendean within inner Perth metropolitan area
|Population||15,092 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,451/km2 (3,758/sq mi)|
|Area||10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi)|
|Region||Eastern Metropolitan Perth|
|Website||Town of Bassendean|
The Town of Bassendean is a local government area in the northeastern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, 6 kilometres (4 mi) west of the industrial centre of Midland and about 12 kilometres (7 mi) northeast of Perth's central business district. The Town covers an area of 10.4 square kilometres (4.0 sq mi), maintains 97 km of roads and had a population of approximately 15,000 as at the 2016 Census. The Town of Bassendean is a member of the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council.
The West Guildford Road District was created on 10 May 1901. It was renamed the Bassendean Road District on 7 July 1922, and on 1 July 1961, became the Shire of Bassendean following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires. It assumed its current name when it gained town status on 1 July 1975.
The town is divided into three wards, each of three councillors. The mayor is elected by the councillors.
- North Ward
- East Ward
- West Ward
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bassendean (T)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
- "Local Government Act, 1960-1974. Shire of Bassendean. Change of Status. Order in Council. (per LG. BS-1-10)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 18 April 1975. p. 1975:1152.