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Shire of Dowerin

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Population  672 (2013 est)
State electorate(s)  Central Wheatbelt
Shire of Dowerin  Wyalkatchem
Founded  1911
Council seat  Dowerin
Federal division  Division of Durack
Established  1911
Website  Shire of Dowerin
Area  1,847 kmĀ²
Region  Wheatbelt
Mayor  Dale Metcalf

The Shire of Dowerin is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) northeast of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 1,847 square kilometres (713 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Dowerin.

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Map of Dowerin, WA, Australia

History

On 3 November 1911, the Dowerin Road District was gazetted. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire following enactment of the Local Government Act 1960.

Wards

From 3 May 2003 the Shire has been divided into 3 wards.

  • Town Ward (4 councillors)
  • Rural North Ward (2 councillors)
  • Rural South Ward (2 councillors)
  • Previously, Town Ward had 2 councillors and six wards had one councillor each: Daren, Hindmarsh, Koombekine, Manmanning, Minnivale and Ucarty.

    Towns and localities

  • Dowerin
  • Amery
  • Ejanding
  • Koomberkine
  • Manmanning
  • Minnivale
  • Ucarty
  • References

    Shire of Dowerin Wikipedia


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