Shire of Dardanup

A fast growing and forward thinking Shire, the Shire of Dardanup is 185km south of Perth and covers 518km2. The Shire of Dardanup is made up of small townships such as Burekup, Crooked Brook, Dardanup, Dardanup West, Eaton, Ferguson, Henty, Millbridge, Paradise, Picton East, Waterloo, Wellington Forest and Wellington Mill. Once complete, the new city of Wanju will also be included within this Shire.

With a blend of rural and urban areas, the Shire of Dardanup is popular for its enviable regional lifestyle, as well as its vibrant, active and engaging community.

Consisting of beautifully maintained parks, picnic facilities, reserves, countryside, state forests and National Parks, the Shire of Dardanup is known for its lush greenery and relaxing outdoor spaces. Famous for its picturesque hinterland, where traditional farming enterprises such as beef and dairy production are prominent, the Shire of Dardanup plays a key role in the region’s thriving tourism industry with main attractions like Gnomesville, a vast winery and brewery trail, exceptional restaurants, cafes and boutique accommodation.

The Shire of Dardanup includes an industrial area spanning across Picton, Waterloo and Dardanup, with large local mining, construction and earthmoving businesses at the forefront. With one of the largest shopping centres in the South West (Eaton Fair Shopping Centre), inclusive community groups, schools, medical centres and natural wonders and attractions, the Shire of Dardanup is a great place to visit or to settle down roots.

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Local Government Body – Shire of Dardanup

A vibrant, active and engaged community, the Shire of Dardanup is home to approximately 15,000 people, supports over 4,000 jobs and has a strong visionfor future growth. Dynamic urban areas, thriving commercial and industrial developments, evolving rural towns and substantial farming and tourism operations span the Shire’s 252 square kilometres.

The commercial and community heart of Eaton is skirted by the significant agricultural and tourism areas of Dardanup, Ferguson Valley and Burekup, the future industrial hub of Waterloo and the City of Wanju.

The Shire of Dardanup’s 2050 Vision document sets the scene for a robust future direction underpinned by community aspirations for a healthy, self-sufficient, sustainable, connected and innovative communities.

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Data Last updated 26/07/2023, REMPLAN