Town of East Fremantle
The Town of East Fremantle is a local government area in the southern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, located northeast of the port city of Fremantle and about 17 kilometres southwest of Perth's central business district. The Town covers an area of 3.1 square kilometres, maintains 46 km of roads and had a population of over 7,000 as at the 2016 Census. In 1897, the East Fremantle Municipality was gazetted. On 1 July 1961, it became a town following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960; the town has been divided into each electing two councillors. Each councillor serves a four-year term, half-elections are held every two years; the mayor is directly elected. Preston Point Ward: Cr Michael McPhail & Cr Julie Amor Richmond Ward: Cr Tony Watkins & Cr Maria Rico Plympton Ward: Cr Jenny Harrington & Cr Sian Martin Woodside Ward: Cr Matthew Handcock & Cr Cliff Collinson East Fremantle List of mayors of East Fremantle Official website
Shire of Shark Bay
The Shire of Shark Bay is a local government area of Western Australia in the Gascoyne region. It has an area of 25,423 km² and a population of about 950, it is made up of two peninsulas, located at the westernmost point of Australia. There is one town in the Shire of Shark Bay, the administrative centre for the Shire. There are a number of small communities; the Overlander and The Billabong are roadhouses. The Shark Bay Road District was gazetted on 13 May 1904. In 1951 the current officials were dismissed. On 1 July 1961, it became a shire under the Local Government Act 1960; the Shire is divided into three wards: Denham Ward Pastoral Ward Useless Loop Ward Major employers include the salt works at Useless Loop along with the fishing industry and the various retail outlets meeting the needs of the tourist industry. There are some 30 personnel employed by the Department of Environment and Conservation and twenty by the Shire. There is a Distance Education structured secondary school. Numbers of school aged children fluctuate around the 100 mark.
The Police Station is manned by 3 officers. Local industries include tourism, salt, pearl marine culturing, mining of shell grit and various pastoral activities; the creation of the Shark Bay World Heritage Site has created significant impact on the community within the shire area. The Shire council produced a community newsletter title the Inscription Post from 1989 until January 2011 when it was produced by the Shark Bay Community Resource Centre; the Shire of Shark Bay has a mild arid tropical climate, with mean daily maximum temperatures ranging from 22 °C in July to 32 °C in February. Rainfall is low and variable, with most rain falling in the winter months and a certain amount due to cyclone activity; the average annual rainfall is 228 mm. Official website
Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup
The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia, about 35 kilometres southeast of Bunbury and about 220 kilometres south of the state capital, Perth. The Shire covers an area of about 1,560 square kilometres, its seat of government is the town of Donnybrook; the Upper Capel Road District was gazetted in 1899, while the Preston Road District was gazetted in 1896. On 1 July 1961, they became the Shires of Balingup and Donnybrook under the Local Government Act 1960. On 26 March 1970 the two shires were merged, with the new council being administered from Donnybrook; the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup is home to a number of heritage-listed historic properties including Ferndale Homestead and Southampton homestead. In 2001 the Shire abolished all nine councillors represent the entire shire. Prior to this, four wards made up the council: Donnybrook Preston Central Balingup Donnybrook Argyle Balingup Brookhampton Grimwade Kirup Lowden Mullalyup Mumballup Newlands Noggerup Yabberup Official website
Shire of Nannup
The Shire of Nannup is a local government area in the South West region of Western Australia 280 kilometres south of the state capital, Perth and 60 kilometres southeast of the coastal resort town of Busselton. Its seat of government is the town of Nannup; the Shire has a land area of 2,935 square kilometres, about 85% of, covered in hardwood jarrah and marri forests, while the southern coastline is within the D'Entrecasteaux National Park. The Lower Blackwood Road Board was gazetted in 1890. On 1 July 1961, it became the Nannup Shire following changes to the Local Government Act; the Shire is divided into three wards. Central Ward North Ward South Ward Nannup Carlotta Cundinup Donnelly River Jalbarragup Peerabeelup Edmund Vernon Brockman, Nannup Roads Board member 1909–1935, 1937–1938, chairman 1915–1935.
City of Cockburn
The City of Cockburn is a local government area in the southern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth about 8 kilometres south of Fremantle and about 24 kilometres south of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 167.5 square kilometres and had a population of over 104,000 as at the 2016 Census. Cockburn is named after Cockburn Sound, named in 1827 by Captain James Stirling after Admiral Sir George Cockburn. Sir George was born in London in 1772 and was a renowned British naval officer becoming Admiral of the Fleet and First Sea Lord, he served under Horatio Nelson during the war with France, but came to public attention and was granted his knighthood for his service in the War of 1812, in particular for the burning of Washington in 1814. It was he who took Napoleon to exile on the island of Saint Helena after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. In 1871, the Fremantle Road District was created under the District Roads Act 1871 to cover the area to the south and east of Fremantle, the Fremantle Road Board was created to manage it.
The original District was bounded on the north by the Swan River from Fremantle to the mouth of the Canning River. In the first five years of the Board's existence most of its members served on the Fremantle Town Council; the function of the Board was to provide the roads that linked Fremantle to other parts of the Colony. By 1913 the District was divided into each electing representatives to the Board. In 1922 the Board constructed new offices at the corner of Rockingham Roads. In July 1923, the District received a large amount of land from Jandakot Road District when that entity was abolished. On 21 January 1955, it was renamed Cockburn, after a successful referendum underlined the desire for recognition of the District's independence from Fremantle. On 1 July 1961, Cockburn Road District became a shire following the enactment of the Local Government Act 1960, on 24 January 1971 exactly 100 years after the formation of the Fremantle Road District, it became a Town in recognition of its urban nature.
On 26 October 1979 the town attained City status. A public inquiry into corruption in the City of Cockburn was held in 1999; the Council was suspended in April 1999 and dismissed on 30 June 2000, with administrators running the council until an election held on 6 December 2000. In 2007 the City of Cockburn was again embroiled in controversy as alleged evidence of corruption arose at the Corruption and Crime Commission; the city is divided into each electing three councillors. The mayor is directly elected. East Ward West Ward Central Ward Mobile, United States – 28 September 2005 Split, Croatia – 6 July 1998 Yueyang, China – 28 November 1998 Official website
Electorates of the Australian states and territories
A State Electoral District is an electorate within the Lower House or Legislative Assembly of Australian states and territories. Most state electoral districts send a single member to a state or territory's parliament using the preferential method of voting; the area of a state electoral district is dependent upon the Electoral Acts in the various states and vary in area between them. At present, there are 409 state electoral districts in Australia. State electoral districts do not apply to the Upper House, or Legislative Council, in those states that have one. In New South Wales and South Australia, MLCs represent the entire state, in Tasmania they represent single-member districts, in Victoria and Western Australia they represent a region formed by grouping electoral districts together. There are five electorates for the Legislative Assembly, each with five members each, making up 25 members in total. There are 93 electoral districts in New South Wales. There are 25 single-member electoral divisions in the Northern Territory, 17 former divisions.
There are 93 electoral districts in Queensland, for the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. Information about the QLD electoral districts for the 2006 elections can be obtained from the Electoral Commission of Queensland website. There are 47 single-member electoral districts in South Australia, for the South Australian House of Assembly. There are 15 electoral divisions in Tasmania for the upper house Legislative Council. In the lower house the five federal divisions are used, but electing 5 members each There are 88 electoral districts in Victoria, for the Victorian Legislative Assembly. There are 59 single-member electoral districts in Western Australia for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. 42 are in the Perth metropolitan area and 17 are in the rest of the state. Divisions of the Australian House of Representatives Local government in Australia Parliaments of the Australian states and territories
City of Stirling
The City of Stirling is a local government area in the northern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth about 10 kilometres north of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 105.2 square kilometres and had a population of over 210,000 as at the 2016 Census, making it the largest local government area by population in Western Australia. Stirling was established in 1871 as the Perth Road District under the District Roads Act 1871; the district at that time included what are now the Cities of Wanneroo, Joondalup and Belmont. With the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, all road districts became shires effective from 1 July 1961; the Shire of Perth had a population of 84,000 in 1961. It was declared a city and renamed Stirling on 24 January 1971; the city has been divided into each of two councillors. Each councillor serves a four-year term, half-elections are held every two years; the mayor is elected from among the councillors. Balga Ward Coastal Ward Doubleview Ward Hamersley Ward Inglewood Ward Lawley Ward Osborne Ward The 1996 figure includes 9,703 residents who were transferred to the City of Bayswater in 1998.
The City of Stirling holds 6 libraries. They are the: Scarborough Library Karrinyup Library Dianella Library Inglewood Library Mirrabooka Library Osborne Library Official website