townsite has a population of approximately 2,500 and is located on the South
Western Highway, 110 kilometres (1hr) south of the capital city of Perth.
Other townsites within the Shire include Preston Beach, Hamel and Lake Clifton.
stretches from the Indian Ocean on the west across the flat lands enriched
with irrigation waters, up and over the Darling Range with its massive
granite outcrops and marvellous views. Murray River has rapids and racing
white waters suitable for canoeing.
Waroona Dam was built
on the Drakes Brook with work completed in 1966. The reservoir know as
Lake Navarino covers an area of 145 hectares with its primary use being
irrigation. It is also used extensively for recreation activities such
as water skiing and fishing