City of Broken Hill

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This article is about the local government area. For the outback city, see Broken Hill, New South Wales.
City of Broken Hill
New South Wales
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Coordinates 31°57′S 141°27′E / 31.950°S 141.450°E / -31.950; 141.450Coordinates: 31°57′S 141°27′E / 31.950°S 141.450°E / -31.950; 141.450
Population 18,517 (2011)[1]
 • Density 109/km2 (280/sq mi)
Area 170 km2 (65.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+10:30)
Mayor Wincen Cuy (Independent)
Council seat Broken Hill
Region Far West
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Website City of Broken Hill
LGAs around City of Broken Hill:
Unincorporated Far West
Unincorporated Far West City of Broken Hill Unincorporated Far West
Unincorporated Far West

The City of Broken Hill is a local government area in the Far West region of New South Wales, Australia. The area contains an isolated mining city, Broken Hill, located in the outback of New South Wales and is surrounded by the Unincorporated Far West Region. The City is located adjacent to the Silver City and Barrier Highways and the Broken Hill railway line.

The Mayor of the City of Broken Hill Council is Cr. Wincen Cuy, an independent politician.

Council[edit]

Council administration offices at Broken Hill.

In January 2007, the Council was dismissed by the New South Wales Minister for Local Government following a public inquiry.[2]

Current composition and election method[edit]

Broken Hill City Council is composed of ten Councillors, including the Lord Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Lord Mayor is directly elected while the nine other Councillors are elected proportionally as one entire ward. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council, including the Lord Mayor, is as follows:[3][4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 6
  Australian Labor Party 4
Total 10

The current Council, elected in 2012 in order of election, is:[4]

Councillor Party Notes
  Wincen Cuy Independent Mayor[3]
  Darriea Turley Labor
  Dave Gallagher Independent
  Peter Black OAM Unaligned
  Marion Browne Labor Elected on Darriea Turley's ticket
  Jim Richards Independent Elected on Dave Gallagher's ticket
  Bob Algate Unaligned Elected on Peter Black's ticket
  Jim Nolan Labor Elected on Darriea Turley's ticket
  John Groenendijk Independent
  Branko Licul Labor Elected on Darriea Turley's ticket

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Broken Hill (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  2. ^ New South Wales Department of Local Government. Retrieved 10 January 2007.[dead link][dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Broken Hill City Council: Mayoral Election". Local Government Election 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Broken Hill City Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Election 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official website