City of Wagga Wagga

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Wagga Wagga
New South Wales
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Coordinates 35°08′S 147°22′E / 35.133°S 147.367°E / -35.133; 147.367Coordinates: 35°08′S 147°22′E / 35.133°S 147.367°E / -35.133; 147.367
Population 61,746 (2012)[1]
 • Density 12.79471/km2 (33.1382/sq mi)
Established 1981
Area 4,825.9 km2 (1,863.3 sq mi)[1]
Mayor Rod Kendall[2]
Council seat Wagga Wagga[3]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s) Riverina
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Website www.wagga.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Wagga Wagga:
Coolamon Junee Gundagai
Narrandera Wagga Wagga Tumut
Lockhart Greater Hume Tumbarumba

City of Wagga Wagga is a local government area in the Riverina region of south-western New South Wales, Australia.

On 1 January 1981, the Mitchell and Kyeamba Shires amalgamated with the City of Wagga Wagga.[4]

The Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga is Cr. Rod Kendall, an independent politician.[2]

City, town and localities[edit]

The City of Wagga Waaga includes the suburbs of Ashmont, Bomen, Bourkelands, Boorooma, Cartwrights Hill, East Wagga Wagga, Estella, Forest Hill, Glenfield Park, Gumly Gumly, Kapooka, Kooringal, Lake Albert, Lloyd, Mount Austin, North Wagga Wagga, San Isidore, Tatton, Tolland, Turvey Park, and Wagga Wagga as well as the towns of Tarcutta, Ladysmith, Mangoplah, Uranquinty and Collingullie.

Council[edit]

Cr. Kerry Pascoe, a former Mayor, at the 2012 Lake to Lagoon presentations.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Wagga Wagga Council is composed of eleven 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:[5]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 10
  Greens 1
Total 11

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[5]

Councillor Party Notes
  Kerry Pascoe Independent
  Rod Kendall Independent Mayor[2]
  Andrew Negline Independent Deputy Mayor[2]
  Garry Hiscock Independent
  Julian McLaren Independent
  Greg Conkey Independent
  Yvonne Braid Independent
  Alan Brown Independent
  Dallas Tout Independent
  Paul Funell Independent
  Kevin Poyter Greens

A referendum was held on 8 September 2012 and an absolute majority of voters resolved in favour to reduce the number of Councillors from eleven to nine.[6] The change will take effect at the next elections, due to be held in September 2016.

Administration staff[edit]

In December 2009, Wagga Wagga City Council announced that it had appointed Phil Pinyon as the General Manager of the Wagga Wagga City Council replacing Lyn Russell, who suddenly announced her resignation in October 2009, after completing 18 months of her five-year contract.[7][8][9]

Symbols and emblems[edit]

The floral emblem for the city is the Silver Banksia.[10]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 "Wagga has a new mayor". The Daily Advertiser. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wagga Wagga City Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-11-30. 
  4. ^ "History". Wagga Wagga City Council. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Wagga Wagga City Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Wagga Wagga City Council – Referendum". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Wagga council GM quits". ABC News (Australia). 5 October 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "New Wagga council GM looks to the future". ABC Riverina NSW (Australia). 4 April 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  9. ^ "New CEO gets straight to it". The Daily Advertiser. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  10. ^ Wise and Salt Tolerant Plants.pdf "Water Wise and Salt Tolerant Plants". Wagga Wagga City Council. Retrieved 2008-04-08.