About the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
The Shire is located in the centre of the Western Australian Wheatbelt and covers an area of 3,368 square kilometres. The localities within the Shire are Ballidu, East Ballidu, West Ballidu, Burakin, Cadoux, Kondut, Lake Hinds, Lake Ninan, Mocardy and Wongan Hills. The Shire consists of undulating land with various soil types and granite outcrops.
Surveyor General John Septimus Roe discovered the district in 1836, seven years after the founding of the Swan River colony. The Wongan Hills name originates from the Aboriginal name 'Wongan Katta', which translates to 'Talking Hills', referring to the wind whispering through the hills.
The region offers all the services of a city area while residents can enjoy the advantages of country living including clean air, lack of traffic, low crime and vandalism and a caring community. The community is well serviced with sporting facilities and well-presented, clean streets. Indeed the Wongan Hills townsite offers one of the most liveable communities in regional Western Australia. The service industries in the area provide high quality, reasonably priced services and are backed up by competent peripheral industries. Including a hospital, medical centre, dentist and pharmacist.
The strengths of the region include:
• The whole shire has not been declared drought affected in its entire history
• The relative reliability, financial strength and business diversity of the area
• Quality of life including lawfulness and geographical advantages
• Reasonable access to city
• The potential for diversification of the industry base
• Stability and quality of the agricultural industry and agricultural products of the region
• Quality health and medical facilities including a Hospital, Medical Centre, Dentist,
Pharmacist, as well as numerous visiting professionals such as Allied Health Services,
Moora Chiropractic Service, Optometrist and more!