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Shire of Dardanup

The growth in the Eaton township sees a predominantly urban population now residing in the Shire of Dardanup. Millbridge Estate is Eaton's newest subdivision, with approximately 1,400 lots to be released over the life of the development.

Agriculture, particularly beef, sheep, dairy and viticulture continue to play an important role in the local economy.

One of the largest integrated softwood milling and processing plants in Australia is also located in the Shire of Dardanup. The complex produces sawn pine timber and a range of reconstituted wood-based panels (particle board), including melamine faced panels, structural flooring and wet and dry flooring.

Attractions

Visit the Ferguson Valley visitor information website for detailed information on local attractions, events, tours and accommodation options in the shire.

Shire statistics

Towns & communities
Dardanup, Burekup, Eaton, Waterloo, Ferguson, Wellington Mills, Padbury Fields, Copplestone, Paradise, Crooked Brook, Henty, Dardanup West, Millbridge, Picton East
Local industries
Beef cattle, Dairying, Poultry, Sheep, Br ickworks, Timber Processing, Viticulture and Wineries, Tourism, Stockfeeds, Mineral Sands Mining. Light Industry
Population
Resident population / annual growth rate
Building value
Total value of building approvals $47.8m
Residential approvals $35.4m
Non-residential approvals $12.4m
Number of residential building approvals 124
Labour market
Labour force / unemployment rate
Average income
Average taxable income per annum $68,439
Agriculture
Total agricultural land holdings
21,935 hectares
Number of farms
166
Value of agricultural production
$16 million

ABS Census data

Community Profiles
Census QuickStats

Dairy farming

Dairy farming is an important part of the local economy

Crooked Brook nature reserve

Crooked Brook nature reserve

Roelands Mission

Roelands Mission