Shire of Katanning

Area: 1,523 sq km

Population: 4,407 (2013)

Map of Great Southern highlighting Shire of KatanningThe Shire of Katanning is in the north of the Great Southern, about 290km south of Perth, and 170km north of Albany. Its economic strengths are in agriculture and associated services. It boasts the largest roofed sheep saleyard in the southern hemisphere.

Katanning’s meat processing facilities have drawn a wide range of migrant workers to the town over the past five decades, and they have helped to create one of the most multicultural communities in regional Western Australia.

The town of Katanning is a regional centre and has access to a range of recreation and leisure facilities, government, health and education services, as well as a diverse retail and business district. Apart from Katanning’s residents, the town’s facilities serve the populations of surrounding Shires.

Katanning is on the Great Southern Highway and its main entrance is framed by a picturesque and adventurous All Ages Playground and a pioneer-inspired 'heart park'.

Katanning is part of the State Government’s SuperTowns program, funded by Royalties for Regions.

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Other local government areas in the Great Southern: City of Albany, Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup, Shire of Cranbrook, Shire of Denmark, Shire of Gnowangerup, Shire of Jerramungup, Shire of Kent, Shire of Kojonup, Shire of Plantagenet and Shire of Woodanilling