Welcome to the Shire of Menzies
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The Shire of Menzies covers a total area of 125,000 square kilometres and has annual revenue of approximately $1.4m. There is a total population of approximately 400 people with approximately 150 people living in town, and another 75 in the surrounding district ,as at October 2010. The town of Kookynie is the sister town within the Shire’s boundaries, and consists of approximately 12 full time residents and the well known, Grand Hotel.
On 20th December 1895, Menzies was declared a municipality, and an election of Councillors was held on 20th January 1896.
Substantial municipal chambers of brick and stone were built in Shenton Street in 1900 at a cost of 3000 pounds. These
compromised a suite of offices, council chambers, public reading room and a circulating library, with a large hall at the rear.
Today the municipal chambers, adjoining offices and hall continue to be used for the purpose it was built.
The “Inside Australia”: exhibition was commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Perth International Arts Festival in 2003, and an idea of internationaly reknowned artist, Antony Gormley. Apart from 2 or 3 passers-by the 51 sculptures are derived from laser scans of the inhabitants of Menzies.