The Shire of Corrigin is a Local Government Area located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about east of the state capital, Perth. Its seat of government is the town of Corrigin. The shire covers an area of and the economy, worth approximately $50 million per year to the state economy, is based on agriculture - predominantly cereal grains and sheep, with some supporting industries including a flour mill.
From 1891 until 1913, different parts of the area was managed by Morambine (Pingelly
), Greenhills and Brookton
Road Boards. In 1913, after the announcement of a proposed railway from Brookton
on the Great Southern Railway
to terminate in the town of Kunjin
, the Kunjinn Road Board was gazetted. The first Board members held their meetings in a small timber and iron building with their first ever purchase being a billy, tea and sugar. After only three meetings, it was decided to shift the meeting venue to the new townsite of Corrigin
as Kunjin was no longer under consideration as the major rail junction. Accordingly, in 1914, it changed name to the Corrigin Road Board. On 1 July 1961, it became the Shire Council following changes to the Local Government Act.
The shire has been divided into 3 wards, each of 3 councillors:
- North Ward
- Central Ward
- South Ward