Shire of Dumbleyung

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Shire of Dumbleyung
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population671 (2016) [1]
 • Density0.27/km2 (0.70/sq mi)
Established1909
Area2,540.1 km2 (980.7 sq mi)
PresidentGordon Davidson
Council seat Dumbleyung
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Roe
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Dumbleyung
LGAs around Shire of Dumbleyung:
Wickepin Wickepin Kulin
Wagin Shire of Dumbleyung Lake Grace
Katanning Kent Kent

The Shire of Dumbleyung is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Wagin and about 275 kilometres (171 mi) southeast of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 2,540 square kilometres (981 sq mi), and is involved in grain and livestock production and various biodiversity industries including cereals, summer crops, oil mallees, yabbies, emus, poultry and trout. Its seat of government is the town of Dumbleyung.

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History

On 1 October 1909, the Dumbleyung Road District was created. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960. [2]

Wards

As of 3 May 2003, the shire has been divided into 4 wards.

Previously, there were 5 wards: Central (Dumbleyung), North (Dongolocking), South (Datatine), Merilup and Kukerin.

Towns

Population

YearPopulation
1911929
19211,689
19331,610
19471,246
19541,493
19611,444
19661,458
19711,221
19761,038
19811,009
19861,021
1991856
1996834
2001701
2006632
2016671

Heritage-listed places

As of 2021, 57 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Dumbleyung, [3] of which none are on the State Register of Heritage Places. [4]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dumbleyung (Local Government Area)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 August 2019. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.
  3. "Shire of Dumbleyung Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  4. "Shire of Dumbleyung State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2021.

Coordinates: 33°18′54″S117°44′17″E / 33.315°S 117.738°E / -33.315; 117.738