Shire of Cranbrook

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Shire of Cranbrook
Western Australia
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Cranbrook shire offices, 2018
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Location in Western Australia
Population1,089 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density0.33234/km2 (0.8607/sq mi)
Established1926
Area3,276.8 km2 (1,265.2 sq mi)
PresidentTwynam Cunningham
Council seat Cranbrook
Region Great Southern
State electorate(s) Roe
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Cranbrook
LGAs around Shire of Cranbrook:
Boyup Brook Kojonup Broomehill-Tambellup
Manjimup Shire of Cranbrook Gnowangerup
Manjimup Plantagenet Plantagenet

The Shire of Cranbrook is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 92 kilometres (57 mi) north of Albany and about 320 kilometres (199 mi) south-southeast of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of 3,277 square kilometres (1,265 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Cranbrook.

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History

The Cranbrook Road District was gazetted on 14 May 1926 out of parts of the Plantagenet and Tambellup road districts. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire following changes to the Local Government Act, which reformed all remaining road boards into shires. [2]

Wards

The shire is divided into 3 wards, each with 3 councillors:

Towns and localities

Heritage-listed places

As of 2021, 35 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Cranbrook, [3] of which one is on the State Register of Heritage Places, the Tenterden Agricultural Hall, a building destroyed by bush fire on 27 December 2003. [4]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cranbrook (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.
  3. "Shire of Cranbrook Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  4. "Shire of Cranbrook State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 9 February 2021.

Coordinates: 34°17′49″S117°33′14″E / 34.297°S 117.554°E / -34.297; 117.554