Our Council

The Merredin Shire Council has a vision for Merredin to be a vibrant rural centre offering a comprehensive range of regional services which improve the quality of life of the people within the Shire and Central Wheatbelt.

The Shire of Merredin as a regional centre provides not only the residents of Merredin with essential services and facilities necessary for a high quality lifestyle, but also supports the residents from the surrounding towns and localities.

As the Central Wheatbelt Regional Service Centre, Merredin is the Heart of the Wheatbelt and is a hub of activity whose growth and prosperity stems from a natural advantage of our location on major transport and water lines halfway between Kalgoorlie and Perth and a multicultural and innovative community. Merredin has grown in response to cyclic patterns of prosperity associated with mining, railways, agriculture and defence.

The wheatbelt region is a beautiful place which provides many opportunities for local people and tourists to enhance their knowledge, appreciation and involvement in the many attractions that abound in the Shire. Merredin ‘place of the Merrit trees’, is set in the vast rolling spaces of the Wheatbelt. Between perennial blue skies, cyclical spring greens and summer golds, framed by the copper coloured dignity of salmon gums, the town presents a garden sanctuary in hectares of grain.

This Shire is committed to servicing our community in the best way possible.

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    Christmas closures

    Most Shire facilities will be operating with modified hours during the Christmas and New Year period.

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    Managing alpaca welfare

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