Shire of Waroona

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Shire of Waroona
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population4,148 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density4.9844/km2 (12.9095/sq mi)
Established1898
Area832.2 km2 (321.3 sq mi)
Shire PresidentMike Walmsley
Council seat Waroona
Region Peel
State electorate(s) Murray-Wellington
Federal Division(s) Canning
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Website Shire of Waroona
LGAs around Shire of Waroona:
Mandurah Murray
Shire of Waroona Boddington
Harvey

The Shire of Waroona is a local government area in the Peel region of Western Australia between Mandurah and Harvey and about 110 kilometres (68 mi) south of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of about 835 km² (322 mi²) and its seat of government is the town of Waroona.

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History

The Drakesbrook Road District was established on 29 April 1898, seceding from the larger Murray Road District. The road district maintained the Drakesbrook name for some years after the town itself was renamed, but on 1 July 1961 it was declared a shire as the Shire of Waroona following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires. [2]

Wards

The shire no longer has wards, it is made up of eight councillors who represent the whole of the Shire.

Towns

The Shire of Waroona contains the following towns and localities:

National parks and state forests based around both the Yalgorup lakes and the Darling Scarp jarrah forests occupy approximately half the land area of the Shire.

Population

YearPopulation
1911867
19211,005
19331,519
19471,636
19541,934
19611,793
19661,829
19711,969
19761,895
19812,434
19862,488
19913,033
19963,262
20013,258
20063,450
20113,582

Heritage-listed places

As of 2020, 37 places are heritage-listed in the Shire of Waroona, [3] of which four are on the State Register of Heritage Places. [4]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Waroona (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 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 Waroona Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  4. "Shire of Waroona State Register of Heritage Places". inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 19 February 2020.

Coordinates: 32°52′26″S115°55′19″E / 32.874°S 115.922°E / -32.874; 115.922