Shire of Mundaring
The Shire is predominantly rugged in
character with pockets of fertile valleys, hillsides and farming areas.
These features have drawn a wide range of people to the area creating an
This community has evolved from the small
townships dotted along the now disused eastern railway line on the Great
Eastern Highway. This development has extended to the slopes of the Darling
Scarp through Greenmount, Swan View, Darlington and Boya. Its boundary is
approximately 18 km from the capital city, Perth.
A distinctive feature of Mundaring is its
strong involvement in grass-roots community organisations:
"Many different types of people have
come here with little in common except the area in which they chose to live.
One unifying factor has been the need to organise at a local level, to
manage the affairs of the community and that is why it is appropriate that
the organ developed for that was the Shire of Mundaring..."
Forward by Tom Broz in Mundaring
- A History of the Shire
For a photographic record of
the construction of Mundaring Weir , the brain child of the then State
Engineer C.Y.O'Connor, follow this
For further information on the Mundaring Weir and the pipeline to Kalgoorlie
you may also like to visit the National Trust's Golden Pipeline Project.
The name "Mundaring" has
Aboriginal name meaning "A high place
on a high place". This was pronounced "Mundahring" by the
aborigines with the emphasis on the first syllable. Through common usage the
pronunciation has gradually become converted to "Mundaring".
"Mindar" aboriginal name meaning
"Grass tree leaves (or spines)" thus "Mindaring" would
be "The place of the grass tree leaves". Originates from a
language in common use amongst aborigines in Western Australia.
Extract from The Shire of
Mundaring Strategic Plan 1999/2000 to 2002/2003.
643.32 sq kms
WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO
ENHANCE OUR QUALITY OF LIFE
The Shire of Mundaring Strategic
Plan is available free of charge at the Information Service Counter
Is to have a diversity of lifestyles
We will be a community which will be:
Supportive of the arts, music, rural pursuits,
cottage industries, sport and the family; a home for creative
We are committed to the following
Working Together as a Team
We will recognise that we will only meet the
communities needs if we work together as a close-knit team which
is happy, supportive, reliable and loyal, and acknowledge each
The Shire of Mundaring Strategic Plan is available
free of charge at the Information Service Counter