Cowra Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Cowra, New South Wales.
Cowra Shire
New South Wales
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Shire offices in Cowra
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 33°49′S 148°44′E / 33.817°S 148.733°E / -33.817; 148.733Coordinates: 33°49′S 148°44′E / 33.817°S 148.733°E / -33.817; 148.733
Population 12,147 (2011)[1]
 • Density 4.323/km2 (11.196/sq mi)
Area 2,810 km2 (1,084.9 sq mi)
Mayor Bill West
Council seat Cowra[2]
Region Central West
State electorate(s) Burrinjuck
Federal Division(s) Hume
Website www.cowra.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Cowra Shire:
Forbes Cabonne Blayney
Weddin Cowra Shire Bathurst
Young Boorowa Upper Lachlan

The Cowra Shire is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Lachlan River, the Mid-Western Highway and the Lachlan Way.

The largest town and council seat is Cowra. The municipality also has a number of small villages: Billamari, Darbys Falls, Gooloogong, Morongla, Noonbinna, Wattamondara, Woodstock, and Wyangala.

The Mayor of Cowra Shire Council is Bill West.

Council

Cowra Shire Council has 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 by-election was held on 23 February 2013, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council is:[3]

Councillor Party Notes
  Bill West Unaligned Mayor
  Judi Smith Unaligned Deputy Mayor
  Ian Brown Unaligned
  Ruth Fagan Unaligned
  Jack Mallon Unaligned
  Bruce Miller Unaligned
  Raymond Walsh Unaligned
  Kevin Wright Unaligned
  Peter Wright Unaligned
Panoramic view from Cowra Mountain at the Cowra Japanese Garden. The view takes in the gardens and the plains of the Cowra Shire across to the nearby mountains.

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cowra (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cowra Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 28 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Cowra 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 16 October 2012.