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Welcome to the Shire of Kent Website!

SHIRE OF KENT

24-26 RICHMOND STREET

PO BOX 15

NYABING   WA   6341

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The Shire of Kent is located in the Great Southern of Western Australia approx 320Km from Perth.

It is made up of two towns, Nyabing (Approx Pop. 120) and Pingrup (Approx Pop. 80). It is predominately an agricultural area with many Wheat & Sheep farmers.  

Both Nyabing & Pingrup are rich in local history, tourist attractions, as well as fun & exciting events held throughout the year it makes for a fascinating visit. Both communities are renowned as being close knit, friendly, crime free and family orientated. You're almost guaranteed a friendly wave from one of the locals when visiting either of the towns.

Throughout this website you will find information of the History of the Shire of Kent, Council Information, Community Information, Meeting Agendas & Minutes, Community Directories and much more.

If there is further information you require on the Shire of Kent please call our office on (08) 9829 1051 and our friendly staff will assist.


 

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History

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The Shire of Kent is fortunate to have had a lot of history preserved with in both Nyabing and Pingrup, many old buildings, halls and school sidings still exist in the shire, some of them still in tact. The local community holds these historical memories close to their hearts as many families of the districts original settlers still reside with in the shire on the family farms handed down from generation to generation.

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The Shire of Kent was first established in 1923 as the Kent Road Board. In 1955 the name was changed to the Nyabing-Pingrup Road Board and retained this name in 1961 when it became a shire. The name was further altered in 1973 to the Shire of Kent.

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