Shire of Plantagenet

Organisation: Shire of Plantagenet
Phone: (08) 9892 1111
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The Shire of Plantagenet is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, managed from the town of Mount Barker, 360 kilometres (224 mi) south of Perth and 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Albany. The shire covers an area of 4,792 square kilometres (1,850 sq mi)[2] and includes the communities of Narrikup, Rocky Gully, Kendenup and Porongurup.

The region is noted for agriculture, principally wheat, sheep (wool and meat), beef cattle, wine, canola and olives. Silviculture, especially plantations of Tasmanian Blue Gums (Eucalyptus globulus), is fast becoming a major industry in the shire although some recent silverculture enterprises (Great Southern Plantations and Timbercorp) have proven to be poorly managed, falling into receivership. There is a lot of uncertainty as to this industry. Local tourist attractions include the Porongurup Range and Stirling Range, a packed-out museum based within the original police station, and other pioneering structures such as St Werburghs Chapel.

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PO Box 48, 


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