City of Griffith

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City of Griffith
New South Wales
Griffith LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Population 25,489 (2012)[1]
 • Density 15.5430/km2 (40.2562/sq mi)
Area 1,639.9 km2 (633.2 sq mi)[1]
Mayor Cr. John Dal Broi (Unaligned)[2]
Council seat Griffith[3]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Riverina
LGAs around City of Griffith:
Carrathool Carrathool Narrandera
Carrathool City of Griffith Leeton
Murrumbidgee Murrumbidgee Leeton

The City of Griffith is a local government area in Riverina region of south-western New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area and on Kidman Way. In addition to Griffith, the area includes the towns and villages of Willbriggie, Hanwood, Beelbangera, Bilbul, Yoogali, Widgelli, Yenda, Lake Wyangan, Tharbogang and Warburn and the suburbs of Collina, North Griffith, Murrumbidgee Estate, Mayfair and Pioneer.

The Mayor of the City of Griffith Council is Cr. John Dal Broi, an unaligned politician.[2]


Current composition and election method[edit]

Griffith City Council is composed of twelve Councillors, including the Mayor, for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is directly elected while the eleven 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 Mayor, is as follows:[2][4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 12
Total 12

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

Councillor Party Notes
  John Dal Broi Unaligned Mayor[2]
  Mike Neville Unaligned
  Bill Lancaster Independent
  Dino Zappacosta Unaligned
  Christine Stead Independent
  Pat Cox Independent
  Anne Napoli Unaligned Elected on Mike Neville's ticket
  Leon Thorpe Unaligned Elected on John Dal Broi's ticket
  Simon Croce Unaligned Elected on Christine Stead's ticket
  Paul Rossetto Independent Elected on Mike Neville's ticket
  Doug Curran Independent
  Alison Balind Independent Elected on Bill Lancaster's ticket

Sister cities[edit]

Griffith has sister city relations with the following cities:[5]


  1. ^ a b "3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2014.  Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Griffith City Council - Mayoral Election". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Griffith City Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 9 November 2006. 
  4. ^ a b "Griffith City Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "International Relations". City of Griffith Council. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 

Coordinates: 34°17′24″S 146°2′24″E / 34.29000°S 146.04000°E / -34.29000; 146.04000