Shire of West Arthur

About The Shire

Six Mile CottageThe Shire of West Arthur, located in the State's 'Central South' Region, is 2,850 square kilometres and encompasses the townsites of Darkan, Duranillin and Arthur River. Darkan is the administrative centre for the Shire of West Arthur.

The Townsite of Darkan is situated on the Coalfields Highway, 204 kilometres from Perth. It can be reached by road along Albany Highway, via Williams or Arthur River, and is a comfortable 2 ½ hour drive from Perth. It is 60km from Collie, 74km from Narrogin and 115km from Bunbury.

Darkan is a quiet country town situated in a prosperous mixed farming area with a local population of approximately 250 people. Local industries include wool, sheep, timber, grain, forestry, beef, engineering and earthmoving.

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Shire of West Arthur 2020-21 Budget August 6, 2020

Council adopted the 2020/21 Budget on 28 July 2020 incorporating a 1.2% increase in the total...

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Darkan Light Industrial Area - Business Development Opportunity August 6, 2020

Expressions of Interest Invited The Shire of West Arthur invites expressions of interest for...

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Review of Community Strategic Plan and Corporate Business Plan June 26, 2020

Council has recently completed a desktop review of the Community Strategic Plan. The 2020-2024...

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Adoption of Fees and Charges 2020/21 June 24, 2020

Fees and Charges proposed to be adopted as part of the 2020/21 Budget have been reviewed and any...

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