Shire CEO Stuart Hobley talks about the growing local communities of Cunderdin and Meckering.
The Shire of Cunderdin is located two hours east of Perth on the Great Eastern Highway, and is a destination within itself - not just a stopover on your way to the Goldfields.
The country towns of Cunderdin and Meckering within the Shire are both bucking the trend of many rural communities, experiencing population growth and expanding industry.
Several town-based light industries enjoy solid growth in addition to the large cereal cropping and livestock industries on the surrounding farms.
Being a prime agricultural region, the town of Cunderdin boasts the successful Agricultural College offering high school students from across the state the chance to study and seek a career in broadacre agriculture.
The small town of Meckering is best known for being the epicentre of the State’s strongest earthquake in October 1968. The town’s museum walk trail is dedicated to that event where the actual damage to the ground and buildings can still be seen.
Cunderdin boasts the iconic watering hole of the replica ‘Ettamogah Pub’ made famous in a 1970’s cartoon strip lampooning rural Australian life.
Shire CEO Stuart Hobley invites everyone to drop in next time they are in the region as “it is a great place with plenty of opportunities for everyone.”