Lachlan Shire

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This article is about the local government area based in Condobolin. For the local government area based in Crookwell, see Upper Lachlan Shire.
Lachlan Shire
New South Wales
Lachlan LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 33°03′S 147°09′E / 33.050°S 147.150°E / -33.050; 147.150Coordinates: 33°03′S 147°09′E / 33.050°S 147.150°E / -33.050; 147.150
Population 6,872 (2009)[1]
 • Density 0.92477/km2 (2.3952/sq mi)
Area 7,431 km2 (2,869.1 sq mi)
Mayor Des Manwaring (Unaligned)
Council seat Condobolin[2]
Region Central West
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Parkes
Website Lachlan Shire
LGAs around Lachlan Shire:
Bogan Warren Narromine
Cobar Lachlan Shire Parkes
Carrathool Bland Forbes

Lachlan 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 Lachlan Valley Way and the Broken Hill railway line.

The largest town and council seat is Condobolin. The Shire also includes the towns and villages of Tottenham, Lake Cargelligo, Tullibigeal, Albert, Burcher and Fifield.

The Mayor of Lachlan Shire Council is Cr. Des Manwaring, who is unaligned with any political party.

Council[edit]

Current composition and election method[edit]

Lachlan Shire Council is composed of ten Councillors elected proportionally as five separate wards, each electing two Councillors. 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][4][5][6][7]

Party Councillors
  Independent and Unaligned 10
Total 10

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election by ward, is:

Ward Councillor Party Notes
A Ward[3]   John Medcalf Unaligned Deputy Mayor[8]
  Brian Nelson Unaligned
B Ward[4]   Des Manwaring Unaligned Mayor[8]
  Les Saunders Independent
C Ward[5]   Dennis Brady Unaligned
  Graham Scott Unaligned
D Ward[6]   Max Frankel Unaligned
  John Ridley Unaligned
E Ward[7]   Mark Hall Independent
  Paul Phillips Unaligned

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lachlan Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 28 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Lachlan Shire Council - A Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Lachlan Shire Council - B Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Lachlan Shire Council - C Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Lachlan Shire Council - D Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Lachlan Shire Council - E Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Lachlan & Young Shire Mayors re-elected". ABC News (Australia). 20 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

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