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.
Visit the Ferguson Valley visitor information website for detailed information on local attractions, events, tours and accommodation options in the shire.
|Towns & communities|
|Dardanup, Burekup, Eaton, Waterloo, Ferguson, Wellington Mills, Padbury Fields, Copplestone, Paradise, Crooked Brook, Henty, Dardanup West, Millbridge, Picton East|
|Beef cattle, Dairying, Poultry, Sheep, Br ickworks, Timber Processing, Viticulture and Wineries, Tourism, Stockfeeds, Mineral Sands Mining. Light Industry|
|Estimated resident population, 2012||13,065|
|Average annual growth rate, 2007-2012||2.9%|
|Building approvals 2011-12|
|Total value of building approvals||$41,874,000|
|Number of residential building approvals||127|
|Labour market (a)|
|Labour force employed||7,155|
|Average taxable income per annum||$61,280|
|Residential lots approved for development, 2010||60|
|Total agricultural land holdings, 2005-06||21,935 hectares|
|Number of farms, 2005-06||166|
|Value of agricultural production, 2005-06||$16,851,890|
(a) Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Small Area Labour Markets - Australia.