Shire of Boyup Brook

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Shire of Boyup Brook
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population1,701 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density0.60123/km2 (1.5572/sq mi)
Established1896
Area2,829.2 km2 (1,092.4 sq mi)
MayorRichard Walker
Council seat Boyup Brook
Region South West
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Boyup Brook
LGAs around Shire of Boyup Brook:
Donnybrook Balingup West Arthur West Arthur
Donnybrook Balingup Shire of Boyup Brook Kojonup
Bridgetown Greenbushes Manjimup Cranbrook

The Shire of Boyup Brook is a local government area located in the South West region of Western Australia, about 270 kilometres (168 mi) southeast of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 2,829 square kilometres (1,092 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Boyup Brook.

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History

The Upper Blackwood Road District was gazetted on 17 July 1896. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire of Upper Blackwood under the Local Government Act 1960 and on 30 May 1969 changed its name to the Shire of Boyup Brook. [2]

Wards

The shire has been divided into 4 wards.

Towns and localities

Heritage-listed places

As of 2021, 43 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Boyup Brook, [3] of which one is on the State Register of Heritage Places, [4] the Norlup Homestead. The homestead, dating back to 1872, was added to the register on 24 March 1998. [5]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Boyup Brook (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 2019. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Municipality Boundary Amendments Register" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Distribution Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Shire of Boyup Brook Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  4. "Shire of Boyup Brook State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  5. "Norlup Homestead". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2021.

Coordinates: 33°50′02″S116°23′17″E / 33.834°S 116.388°E / -33.834; 116.388