Shire of Kulin

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Shire of Kulin
Western Australia
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Kulin shire offices, 2014
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Location in Western Australia
Population765 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density0.16229/km2 (0.42034/sq mi)
Established1918
Area4,713.7 km2 (1,820.0 sq mi)
MayorJim M Sullivan
Council seat Kulin
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
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Website Shire of Kulin
LGAs around Shire of Kulin:
Corrigin Kondinin Kondinin
Wickepin Shire of Kulin Dundas
Dumbleyung Lake Grace Ravensthorpe

The Shire of Kulin is a local government area in the eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 300 kilometres (186 mi) ESE of the state capital, Perth. The Shire's land area of 4,714 square kilometres (1,820 sq mi) forms a narrow east-west band, located between the Shire of Kondinin to the north and the Shire of Lake Grace to the south. Its seat of government is the town of Kulin. The local economy is based on agriculture - predominantly cereal grains and sheep.

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History

On 14 June 1918, the Roe Road District was gazetted. It was renamed to the Kulin Road District on 12 March 1926. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960. [2]

Wards

The shire is divided into 4 wards.

From 1964 until 3 May 2003, the following system existed:

Towns and localities

Population

YearPopulation
19211,121
19331,274
1947873
19541,168
19611,261
19661,393
19711,260
19761,289
19811,275
19861,162
19911,062
1996890
2001839
2006881
2011826
2016765

Heritage-listed places

As of 2021, 140 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Kulin, [3] of which two are on the State Register of Heritage Places. [4]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kulin (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 October 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 Kulin Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  4. "Shire of Kulin State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2021.

Coordinates: 32°40′16″S118°09′11″E / 32.671°S 118.153°E / -32.671; 118.153