Jerilderie Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Jerilderie, New South Wales.
Jerilderie Shire
New South Wales
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Jerilderie Shire Council office and chambers.
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Location of Jerilderie Shire in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°21′S 145°44′E / 35.350°S 145.733°E / -35.350; 145.733Coordinates: 35°21′S 145°44′E / 35.350°S 145.733°E / -35.350; 145.733
Population 1,526 (2012)[1]
 • Density 0.45242/km2 (1.1718/sq mi)
Established 1918
Area 3,373 km2 (1,302.3 sq mi)
Mayor Cr. Terry Hogan AM (Unaligned)
Council seat Jerilderie[2]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Murray-Darling
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Website www.jerilderie.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Jerilderie Shire:
Murrumbidgee Murrumbidgee Narrandera
Conargo Jerilderie Shire Urana
Conargo Berrigan Corowa

Jerilderie Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Newell Highway. The Shire was declared in 1918 after the amalgamation of the former Municipality of Jerilderie (1889 - 1918) and Wunnamurra Shire (1906 - 1918). Jerilderie Shire is the second smallest local government area in New South Wales, in terms of population.[citation needed]

The mayor of Jerilderie Shire is Cr. Terry Hogan AM, an unaligned politician. The seat of the Council is located in Jerilderie, the only significant town in the Shire.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Jerilderie Shire Council is composed of seven councillors elected proportionally as one entire 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 7
Total 7

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

Councillor Party Notes
  Terry Hogan AM Unaligned Mayor
  Faith Bryce Independent
  Ruth McRae Unaligned Deputy Mayor
  Laurie Henery Independent
  John Hudson Unaligned
  Tim Sheed Unaligned
  Gaila Smith Independent

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Jerilderie Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-12-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Jerilderie Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.