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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Employment Opportunities November 27, 2020

The Shire is seeking a part time senior's meals coordinator.

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Notice of public advertisement of planning proposal November 17, 2020

The Shire of West Arthur has received an application to use and/or develop land and public comments ...

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Community Consultation - Community Strategic Plan Review October 16, 2020

The Shire is undertaken a review of the Community Strategic Plan. There will be a number of...

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October Council Meeting October 16, 2020

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on 20 October 2020. The Agenda is now available...

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