Shire of Harvey

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Shire of Harvey
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population26,553 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density15.3637/km2 (39.7917/sq mi)
Established1894
Area1,728.3 km2 (667.3 sq mi)
Shire PresidentPaul Gillett
Council seat Harvey
Region South West, Outer Bunbury
State electorate(s) Murray-Wellington
Federal Division(s) Forrest
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Website Shire of Harvey
LGAs around Shire of Harvey:
Indian Ocean Waroona Boddington
Indian Ocean Shire of Harvey Collie
Bunbury Dardanup Collie

The Shire of Harvey is a local government area of Western Australia. Harvey is located in the state's South West region, approximately 140 km south of Perth, and includes some of Bunbury's northern suburbs. The shire covers an area of 1,728 km² and had a population of approximately 26,500 as at the 2016 Census. Around 12% of the population are of Southern or Eastern European origin.

Contents

It contains three large towns, Harvey, Australind and Brunswick Junction and a number of smaller towns. The shire office is located on Uduc Road, Harvey, and an administration centre is open at Mulgara Street, Australind.

History

It was established as the Brunswick Road District on 14 December 1894, when it separated from the larger Wellington Road District. [2] The first election was held on 11 February 1895.

It was renamed the Harvey Road District on 10 December 1909. It was made a shire with effect from 1 July 1961 following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires. [2]

Wards

The shire does not have Wards, although is represented by Councillors from all around the Shire.

The Shire President is Paul Gillett.

Towns and localities

The Shire of Harvey contains the following towns and localities:

Population

YearPopulation
19113,646
19213,950
19335,367
19475,589
19546,731
19616,834
19666,543
19716,460
19766,704
19818,027
19869,609
199112,367
199614,714
200117,224
200619,556
201123,237
201627,029

The ABS provides a breakdown for the Australind suburban area (Part A) and the remainder of the Shire (Part B):

YearPart APart B
19915,8166,551
19967,5707,144
20019,5747,650
200611,5378,019
201114,7798,455

Heritage-listed places

As of 2021, 278 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Harvey, [3] of which nine are on the State Register of Heritage Places, among them the Yarloop Workshops which were destroyed in a 2016 bush fire. [4]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Harvey (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 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 Harvey Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  4. "Shire of Harvey State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 12 March 2021.

Coordinates: 33°04′41″S115°53′38″E / 33.078°S 115.894°E / -33.078; 115.894