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Shire of Coolgardie

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Local Government
Location:Western Australia, Australia
Subject Matter:Local Government
URL: http://www.coolgardie.wa.gov.au/
Summary Information:
The Shire of Coolgardie encompasses an area of 30,400km2 and included the towns of Coolgardie, Kambalda, Widgiemooltha and Kurrawang. The majority of the population resides between Coolgardie and Kambalda the Shires.

Coolgardie was the first settlement of the WA Goldfields and bears the name 'Mother of the Goldfields'. Many historic buildings remain.

Kambalda is Australia's original 'Nickeltown' with large deposits of Nickel being mined since 1966.

Celebrated for the Gold and Nickel discoveries in Coolgardie and Kambalda, the mining industry plays an important role in the community with more than 20 companies operating throughout the Shire at the cutting edge of mining innovation, creating career opportunities for the entire community.

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