Shire of Nannup

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Shire of Nannup
Western Australia
Nannup LGA WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Population 1,328 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 0.45253/km2 (1.1721/sq mi)
Established 1890
Area 2,934.6 km2 (1,133.1 sq mi)
President Tony Dean
Council seat Nannup
Region South West
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) Forrest
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Website Shire of Nannup
LGAs around Shire of Nannup:
Busselton Busselton Donnybrook- Balingup
Augusta- Margaret River Shire of Nannup Bridgetown- Greenbushes
Southern Ocean Southern Ocean Manjimup

The Shire of Nannup is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia, approximately 280 kilometres (174 mi) south of the state capital, Perth and 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of the coastal resort town of Busselton. Its seat of government is the town of Nannup, where about half of the Shire's population reside.

The Shire has a land area of 2,935 square kilometres (1,133 sq mi), about 85% of which is covered in hardwood jarrah, karri and marri forests, while the southern coastline is mostly within the D'Entrecasteaux National Park.

History

The Lower Blackwood Road Board (renamed to Nannup Road Board in 1925) was gazetted in 1890. On 1 July 1961, it became the Nannup Shire following changes to the Local Government Act.

Wards

The Shire is divided into three wards.

  • Central Ward (three councillors)
  • North Ward (three councillors)
  • South Ward (two councillors)

Towns

Notable councillors

  • Edmund Vernon Brockman, Nannup Roads Board member 1909–1935, 1937–1938, chairman 1915–1935; also a state MP

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nannup (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 November 2017.

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 33°58′55″S 115°45′54″E / 33.982°S 115.765°E / -33.982; 115.765

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