Conargo Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Conargo, New South Wales.
Conargo Shire
New South Wales
Conargo LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°19′S 145°09′E / 35.317°S 145.150°E / -35.317; 145.150Coordinates: 35°19′S 145°09′E / 35.317°S 145.150°E / -35.317; 145.150
Population 1,577 (2012)[1]
 • Density 0.18048/km2 (0.46743/sq mi)
Established 1907
Area 8,738 km2 (3,373.8 sq mi)
Mayor Norm Brennan
Council seat Conargo
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Murray-Darling
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Website www.conargo.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Conargo Shire:
Hay Murrumbidgee Murrumbidgee
Wakool Conargo Shire Jerilderie
Murray Deniliquin Berrigan

Conargo Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region in southern New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is the smallest local government area in New South Wales, using population as the measure.

Conargo Shire was established in 1907. In 2001 the former Windouran shire was absorbed into Conargo Shire. This amalgamation resulted in an additional 5,090 square kilometres (1,970 sq mi) and another 387 residents. It is divided into four wards, and contains six villages - Conargo, Blighty, Mayrung, Pretty Pine, Wanganella and Booroorban.

Before mergers in recent decades it was a common in New South Wales for rural shires to have their offices in an adjacent rural municipality (rural town). The only surviving case is Conargo Shire Council's offices in Deniliquin.[citation needed]

The mayor of Conargo Shire Council is Norm Brennan.

Council[edit]

Conargo Shire Council chambers in Deniliquin.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Conargo Shire Council is composed of eight councillors elected proportionally as four separate wards, each electing two councillors. 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 due to held on 8 September 2012. However, only eight candidates, being the below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election was uncontested.[2] The makeup of the council is as follows:[3][4][5][6]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 8
Total 8

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:

Ward Councillor Party Notes
A Ward[3]   Bernard Clancy Unaligned
  Mac Wallace Unaligned
B Ward[4]   Norm Brennan Unaligned
  Nick Metcalfe Unaligned
C Ward[5]   Donald Henderson Unaligned
  Norm McAllister Unaligned
D Ward[6]   Sally Dye Independent
  Peter McCrabb Unaligned

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News (Australia). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Conargo Shire Council - A Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Conargo Shire Council - B Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Conargo Shire Council - C Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Conargo Shire Council - D Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.