Town of Port Hedland
|Town of Port Hedland|
Location in Western Australia
|Population||14,469 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1.36668/km2 (3.53967/sq mi)|
|Area||10,587 km2 (4,087.7 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Port Hedland|
|Website||Town of Port Hedland|
The Town of Port Hedland is a local government area in the Pilbara region of Western Australia for the twin towns of Port Hedland and South Hedland. It had a population of approximately 14,500 as at the 2016 Census of which only a few hundred live outside the settlement boundaries. The council maintains 171 km of sealed and 380 km of unsealed roads.
In 1894, Pilbara Road District (renamed Port Hedland Road District in 1904) was gazetted. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire under the Local Government Act 1960, and became a Town on 18 March 1989.
The town has 8 councillors and no wards.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Port Hedland (T)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Port Hedland (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- Town of Port Hedland (18 March 2005). "Statistics". Retrieved 2006-11-19.
- WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.