Shire of Boddington

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Shire of Boddington
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Shire of Boddington
Population1,844 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density0.97022/km2 (2.5129/sq mi)
Established1892
Area1,900.6 km2 (733.8 sq mi)
MayorMartin Glynn
Council seat Boddington
Region Peel
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal division(s) Canning
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Website Shire of Boddington
LGAs around Shire of Boddington:
Murray Wandering
Waroona Shire of Boddington Wandering
Harvey Collie Williams

The Shire of Boddington is a local government area in the Peel region of Western Australia, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) south-east of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 1,901 square kilometres (734 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Boddington.

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History

The heritage listed Marradong Road Board Office in Boddington, in use from 1925 to 1965 Marradong Road Board Office, November 2020 01.jpg
The heritage listed Marradong Road Board Office in Boddington, in use from 1925 to 1965

The Mooradung Road District was established on 19 May 1892. It was renamed the Marradong Road District on 30 October 1903. [2]

The board initially convened at Marradong 8 km to the south of Boddington, but relocated to Boddington in 1925 after the arrival of the railway and construction of suitable buildings. On 1 July 1961, the Marradong Road District became the Shire of Boddington following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires. [2]

Wards

The Shire has been divided into 2 wards.

Towns and localities

Population

YearPopulation
1921675
1933918
19471,275
19541,250
1961967
1966761
1971714
1976720
1981778
1986911
19911,416
19961,516
20011,401
20061,379
20112,226
20161,844

Heritage-listed places

As of 2021, 60 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Boddington, [3] of which one is listed on the State Register of Heritage Places, [4] Asquith Bridge, which was completely destroyed in the bush fire in 2015. [5]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Boddington (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 December 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. 1 2 "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  3. "Shire of Boddington Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  4. "Shire of Boddington State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  5. Grace, Millimaci (8 February 2015). "Bushfire claims historic bridge". The West Australian . Retrieved 19 February 2020.

Coordinates: 32°48′07″S116°28′16″E / 32.802°S 116.471°E / -32.802; 116.471