Coolamon Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Coolamon, New South Wales.
Coolamon Shire
New South Wales
Coolamon LGA NSW.png
Location in NSW
Coordinates 34°50′S 147°12′E / 34.833°S 147.200°E / -34.833; 147.200Coordinates: 34°50′S 147°12′E / 34.833°S 147.200°E / -34.833; 147.200
Population 4,289 (2012)[1]
 • Density 1.7628/km2 (4.5657/sq mi)
Area 2,433 km2 (939.4 sq mi)
Mayor Cr. John Seymour (Unaligned)[2]
Council seat Coolamon[3]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina
Website Coolamon Shire
LGAs around Coolamon Shire:
Bland Bland Temora
Narrandera Coolamon Shire Junee
Narrandera Wagga Wagga Wagga Wagga

Coolamon Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of south-western New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is adjacent to the Newell Highway and the Burley Griffin Way. The Shire includes the town of Coolamon and the small towns of Marrar, Ganmain, Matong, Ardlethan, Beckom and Mirrool.

The mayor of the Coolamon Shire Council is Cr. John Seymour, an unaligned politician.[2]


Current composition and election method[edit]

Coolamon 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:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

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

Councillor Party Notes
  John Seymour Unaligned Mayor[2]
  Bec Huxtable Independent
  Kathy Maslin Unaligned
  Bruce Hutcheon Unaligned Deputy Mayor[2]
  Kerrilee Logan Unaligned
  David McCann Unaligned
  Alan White Unaligned
  Grant Beard Unaligned
  Dennis Brill Unaligned


  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. ^ a b c d "Mayoral Election" (Press release). Coolamon Shire Council. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Coolamon Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-11-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Coolamon Shire 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.