City of Bunbury

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Council building in 2007
City of Bunbury
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population31,919 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density485.8/km2 (1,258.3/sq mi)
Established1871
Area65.7 km2 (25.4 sq mi)
MayorGary Brennan
Council seat Bunbury
Region South West
State electorate(s) Bunbury
Federal Division(s) Forrest
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Website City of Bunbury
LGAs around City of Bunbury:
Harvey Harvey
Indian Ocean City of Bunbury Dardanup
Capel Capel

The City of Bunbury is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia, covering an area of 65.7 square kilometres (25.4 sq mi) along the coast about 180 kilometres (112 mi) south of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. The City of Bunbury is one of four local governments comprising the Greater Bunbury sub-region. As at the 2016 Census, the City of Bunbury had an estimated population of almost 32,000.

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History

The Municipality of Bunbury was established on 21 February 1871. It absorbed part of the abolished Bunbury Road District, which had surrounded the municipality, on 20 January 1950, leading to the formation of a new Suburban Ward. It gained town status on 1 July 1961, becoming the Town of Bunbury, and assumed its current name when it was granted city status on 8 October 1979. [2]

Wards

The town has 12 councillors and no wards. Each councillor serves a four-year term, and half-elections are held every two years. The mayor is directly elected.

Twin towns and sister cities

The City of Bunbury has a sister / friendship city relationship with:

In 2009, Bunbury-Jiaxing Business Office was established to boost business opportunities between the two regions by assisting with communications and facilitating trade. [4]

Suburbs

Population

YearPopulation
197117,779
197619,513
198121,749
198623,031
199125,657
199626,490
200128,564
200629,336
201131,348
201631,919

Heritage-listed places

As of 2021, 334 places are heritage-listed in the City of Bunbury, [5] of which 46 are on the State Register of Heritage Places, among them the Old Bunbury railway station, St Patrick's Cathedral and the Rose Hotel. [6]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bunbury (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  3. "International Relationships". City of Bunbury. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  4. Verne, Ross (11 December 2013). "Bunbury-China ties celebrated". Bunbury Mail. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  5. "City of Bunbury Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  6. "City of Bunbury State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 31 January 2021.

Coordinates: 33°20′24″S115°38′31″E / 33.340°S 115.642°E / -33.340; 115.642