Corowa Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Corowa, New South Wales.
Corowa Shire
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°59′S 146°23′E / 35.983°S 146.383°E / -35.983; 146.383Coordinates: 35°59′S 146°23′E / 35.983°S 146.383°E / -35.983; 146.383
Population 11,383 (2012)[1]
 • Density 4.8875/km2 (12.659/sq mi)
Area 2,329 km2 (899.2 sq mi)
Mayor Vacant (tbc)
Council seat Corowa[2]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Division of Farrer
Website Corowa Shire
LGAs around Corowa Shire:
Jerilderie Urana Lockhart
Berrigan Corowa Shire Greater Hume
Moira (Vic) Indigo (Vic) Indigo (Vic)

Corowa Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region in southern New South Wales, Australia. The area is located adjacent to the Murray River and the Riverina Highway.

The Shire includes the towns of Corowa, Howlong, Balldale, Coreen and Daysdale, Rennie and Mulwala.

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


Corowa Shire Council offices, Corowa.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Corowa 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 due to held on 8 September 2012. However, only nine candidates, being the below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election was uncontested.[3] 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
  Francesco Bruinsma Independent
  Daryl Davey Independent
  Gail Law Independent
  Fred Longmire Unaligned
  Paul Miegel Independent
  Joan Palmer Unaligned
  Fiona Schirmer Unaligned
  Mark Shields Unaligned
  Norm Wales Unaligned


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Corowa Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-11-08. 
  3. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News (Australia). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Corowa Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.