New South Wales
Location in NSW
|• Density||1.5315/km2 (3.9667/sq mi)|
|Area||2,457 km2 (948.7 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr. Abb McAlister (Unaligned)|
Gundagai Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Hume Highway. Gundagai Shire is primarily rural, with a small population. 80% of the Shire's population live in the town of Gundagai. The four villages in the Shire are Coolac, Tumblong, Muttama and Nangus, with populations ranging from 40 to 90 people.
Gundagai was declared a Municipality in 1889, and Adjungbilly Shire Council created in 1906 to administer the district. The Municipality of Gundagai and the Adjungbilly Shire were amalgamated in 1923 to form the Gundagai Shire Council, which is the current administrative body of the area.
In 1952 Gundagai Shire Council won a coveted A.R. Bluett Memorial Award for progress.
During 2011 Gundagai Shire Council was one of 110 state and local council authorities where employees were under investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption as part of Operation Jarek. It was claimed that employees of some state and local authorities had accepted benefits including gift cards and other items from companies in return for placing orders and continuing business relationships with these companies.
Current composition and election method
Gundagai Shire Council is composed of eight councillors elected proportionally from 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:
|Independents and Unaligned||8|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
|David Graham||Unaligned||Deputy Mayor|
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- "Councils Gey Awards For Progress". The Sydney Morning Herald. 25 August 1954. p. 14.
- Public authorities – corruption allegations concerning acceptance of gifts and benefits; and alleged payment of fraudulent invoices (Operation Jarek). Independent Commission Against Corruption, New South Wales. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
- "Gundagai 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 30 September 2012.