Lockhart Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Lockhart, New South Wales.
Lockhart Shire
New South Wales
Lockhart LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°13′S 146°43′E / 35.217°S 146.717°E / -35.217; 146.717Coordinates: 35°13′S 146°43′E / 35.217°S 146.717°E / -35.217; 146.717
Population 3,082 (2012)[1]
 • Density 1.06448/km2 (2.7570/sq mi)
Established 1906
Area 2,895.32 km2 (1,117.9 sq mi)[2]
Mayor Vacant (tbc)
Council seat Lockhart
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Website www.lockhart.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Lockhart Shire:
Narrandera Wagga Wagga Wagga Wagga
Urana Lockhart Shire Wagga Wagga
Urana Greater Hume Greater Hume

Lockhart Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire was created in 1906 and is an agricultural and pastoral area.

The main towns and villages in the Shire include Lockhart (950 people), The Rock (860), Yerong Creek (145), Pleasant Hills (39) and Milbrulong (35). It has 1302 rural residents.[when?]

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

Council[edit]

Current composition and election method[edit]

Lockhart Shire Council is composed of nine councillors elected proportionally as three separate wards, each electing three 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. However, in C Ward there was an equal number of candidates, being those below, that nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election for C Ward was uncontested.[3] An election was held for A and B Wards. The makeup of the Council is as follows:[4][5][6]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

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

Ward Councillor Party Notes
A Ward[4]   Rodger Schirmer Unaligned
  Rodney McDonnell Unaligned
  Max Day Unaligned
B Ward[5]   Ken Hogan Independent
  Derek Douglas Unaligned
  Jim Morgan Independent
C Ward[6]   Gail Driscoll Independent
  John Paterson Unaligned
  Greg Verdon Unaligned

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Lockhart Regional Profile". Riverina Regional Development Board. Archived from the original on 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  3. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News (Australia). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Lockhart Shire Council - A Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Lockhart Shire Council - B Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Lockhart Shire Council - C Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.