The Shire and Town of Narrogin have successfully merged to form one local government authority.
It is anticipated that the merger will reduce duplication and lead to greater efficiencies.
The merger, which took place on 1 July 2016, adjusted the boundary of the Town of Narrogin to include the existing shire, forming a new and expanded Shire of Narrogin, comprising about 5,500 residents.
Local Government Minister Tony Simpson officially launched the new Shire and said the merger would lead to greater collaboration between local government and the community.
The new Shire of Narrogin comprises one rural ward and one urban ward and each ward will have four councillors.
An extraordinary election will be held in October 2016 to elect the Shire of Narrogin council.