Town of Port Hedland

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Town of Port Hedland
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population 14,469 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 1.36668/km2 (3.53967/sq mi)
Area 10,587 km2 (4,087.7 sq mi)
Mayor Camilo Blanco
Council seat Port Hedland
Region Pilbara
State electorate(s) Pilbara
Federal Division(s) Durack
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Website Town of Port Hedland
LGAs around Town of Port Hedland:
Indian Ocean Indian Ocean East Pilbara
Indian Ocean Town of Port Hedland East Pilbara
Karratha Ashburton East Pilbara

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.[2] The council maintains 171 km of sealed and 380 km of unsealed roads.[3]

History[edit]

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.[4]

Wards[edit]

The town has 8 councillors and no wards.

Towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Port Hedland (T)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Port Hedland (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Town of Port Hedland (18 March 2005). "Statistics". Retrieved 2006-11-19. 
  4. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 May 2007.

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Coordinates: 20°18′36″S 118°36′04″E / 20.310°S 118.601°E / -20.310; 118.601