• Picture: Birds Preston Beach, Waroona
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  • Picture: River Preston Beach, Waroona

Welcome to the Shire of Waroona

The Shire of Waroona stretches from ‘sea to scarp’ ie the Indian Ocean to the Darling Range, and incorporates the localities of Waroona, Hamel, Preston Beach and Lake Clifton. You will find pristine beaches, unspoilt lakes of the coastal plains, fertile farmlands and peaceful jarrah forests.

The Waroona townsite is located off the South Western Highway, about 108 kilometre from Perth. It can be reached by road from Perth via Mandurah or Armadale and is a comfortable 1.5 hour drive from the city centre. Waroona can also be reached from Bunbury by Old Coast Road or South Western Highway, an easy 40 minute drive. The Waroona townsite has a population of approximately 2,500 people and a total Shire population of 3,842 as per last Bureau Statistics Information (2010).

Settlers began to arrive in the area in the late 1830s although Drakesbrook (Officially changed to Waroona in 1946) did not come into its own until the Pinjarra to Picton railway line was opened in 1893. The railway building, was made by local timber, which boosted the town. When the railway was extended many more settlers came to the district. Some of the early families who settled and helped develop the area include the Fouracres at the coast, Whittakers in the hills, the Eastcotts of Wagerup and the Birch family near Coolup. If you wish to read more about the history of Waroona go to the “Our Shire” tab.

The Shire boasts a range of diverse industries including Earthmoving, Wagerup Alumina Refinery, Bauxite Mining, Engineering, Beef, Sheep, Forestry, Horticulture, Tourism, Dairy and is an important destination for tourist enjoying activities with the State Forests, beaches and the many waterways both natural and manmade.

 

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  • Preparing an Emergency Kit Having an emergency kit will help your family prepare for an emergency. An emergency kit provides essential items for your family‚Äôs short term survival whether you choose to stay at home or need to relocate to a safer place before, during or after a natural hazard such as cyclone, storm, flood and bushfire. 8/07/2015 Read More...
  • POOL CLOSED UNTIL 3/8/15 The Shire wishes to advise that the Aquatic Centre pool is currently closed due to problems in the plant room. It is hoped that the Pool will reopen on 3 August 2015. Please call the Centre on 9733 7819 for further information on when it is likely to reopen. 7/07/2015 Read More...
  • Resource Sharing Extends to Ranger Services Shire of Murray and Waroona work together to expand resource sharing for Ranger Services 1/07/2015 Read More...
  • Fire Safety In Your Home This Winter Winter sees an increase in fires in the home, often due to an increased need for heating appliances. It is important to be vigilant around your home, particular throughout the winter months. 23/06/2015 Read More...