Brewarrina Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Brewarrina, New South Wales.
Brewarrina Shire
New South Wales
Brewarrina LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 29°57.6′S 146°51.6′E / 29.9600°S 146.8600°E / -29.9600; 146.8600Coordinates: 29°57.6′S 146°51.6′E / 29.9600°S 146.8600°E / -29.9600; 146.8600
Population 1,766 (2011)[1]
 • Density 0.092/km2 (0.24/sq mi)
Area 19,188 km2 (7,408.5 sq mi)
Mayor Matthew Slack-Smith
Council seat Brewarrina
Region Orana
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes
Website www.brewarrina.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Brewarrina Shire:
Paroo (Qld) Balonne (Qld) Balonne (Qld)
Bourke Brewarrina Shire Walgett
Cobar Bogan Warren

Brewarrina Shire is a local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Darling River, which is known as the Barwon River upstream from Bourke; and located adjacent to the Kamilaroi Highway. The northern boundary of the Shire is located adjacent to the border between New South Wales and Queensland. The Shire is a wool and cotton growing area.

Towns and villages[edit]

Brewarrina Shire includes Brewarrina and the villages of Gongolgon, Angledool and Goodooga and the ghost town of Tarcoon.

Income[edit]

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics during 2003-04, there were 500 wage and salary earners (ranked 163rd in New South Wales and 528th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's 2,558,415 and Australia's 7,831,856) with a total income of $17 million (ranked 162nd in New South Wales and 527nd in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's $107 billion and Australia's $304 billion). It was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $33,530 (ranked 90th in New South Wales and 302nd in Australia, 81% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 86% of Australia's $38,820) and that median income per wage and salary earner of $32,230 (ranked 73rd in New South Wales and 245th in Australia, 91% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 94% of Australia's $34,149).[2]

Council[edit]

Current composition and election method[edit]

Brewarrina Shire Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[3]

Councillor Party Notes
  Angelo Pippos Unaligned
  Matthew Slack-Smith Unaligned Mayor
  Wulf Reichler Independent Deputy Mayor
  Mark Brown Independent
  Robert Wason Independent
  Jenny Barker Unaligned
  Ocker O'Connor Unaligned
  Conn Turnbull Independent
  Moses Hertslet Unaligned

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Brewarrina (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "Brewarrina Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012.