Cootamundra Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Cootamundra, New South Wales.
Cootamundra Shire
New South Wales
Cootamundra LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°39′S 148°02′E / 34.650°S 148.033°E / -34.650; 148.033Coordinates: 34°39′S 148°02′E / 34.650°S 148.033°E / -34.650; 148.033
Population 7,620 (2012)[1]
 • Density 5.000/km2 (12.950/sq mi)
Area 1,524 km2 (588.4 sq mi)
Mayor Vacant (tbc)
Council seat Cootamundra[2]
Region South West Slopes
State electorate(s) Burrinjuck
Federal Division(s) Hume
Website Cootamundra Shire
LGAs around Cootamundra Shire:
Temora Young Young
Temora Cootamundra Shire Harden
Junee Gundagai Gundagai

Cootamundra Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Olympic Way, the Burley Griffin Way and the Main South railway line. The Shire includes the town of Cootamundra and the small towns of Stockinbingal, Brawlin and Wallendbeen.

The mayor of Cootamundra Shire is yet to be determined following the 2012 local government election.


Current composition and election method[edit]

Cootamundra Shire Council is composed of nine councillors elected proportionally to 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:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[3]

Councillor Party Notes
  Doug Phillips Unaligned
  Craig Stewart Unaligned
  Dennis Palmer Unaligned
  Stephen Doidge Unaligned
  James Slattery Unaligned
  Paul Braybrooks Unaligned
  Rosalind Wight Unaligned
  Mary Donnelly Independent
  Rod Chalmers 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. ^ "Cootamundra Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-11-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Cootamundra Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.