Murrumbidgee Shire

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Murrumbidgee Shire
New South Wales
Murrumbidgee LGA NSW.png
Location within New South Wales
Coordinates 34°48′S 145°53′E / 34.800°S 145.883°E / -34.800; 145.883Coordinates: 34°48′S 145°53′E / 34.800°S 145.883°E / -34.800; 145.883
Population 2,415 (2012)[1]
 • Density 0.68843/km2 (1.7830/sq mi)
Area 3,508 km2 (1,354.4 sq mi)
Mayor Phillip Wells (tbc)
Council seat Darlington Point[2]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Riverina
Website www.murrumbidgee.local-e.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Murrumbidgee Shire:
Carrathool Griffith Leeton
Hay Murrumbidgee Shire Narrandera
Conargo Jerilderie Urana

Murrumbidgee Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Murrumbidgee River and the Newell Highway.

The two main administrative centres for the Murrumbidgee Shire are Coleambally and Darlington Point. It also contains the small town of Waddi.

Council[edit]

Murrumbidgee Shire office and chambers, in Darlington Point.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Murrumbidgee Shire Council is composed of six councillors elected proportionally in two 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. In East Ward, there was only three candidates, being those below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election for East Ward was uncontested.[3] An election was held in the North Ward. The makeup of the Council is as follows:[4][5]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 6
Total 6

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

Ward Councillor Party Notes
East Ward[4]   Robert Black Independent
  Christine Chirgwin Independent
  Austin Evans Unaligned
West Ward[5]   Phillip Wells Unaligned Mayor (tbc)
  Gavin Gilbery Unaligned
  Robert Curphey 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. ^ "Murrumbidgee Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 9 November 2006. 
  3. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News (Australia). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Murrumbidgee Shire Council - East Ward: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Murrumbidgee Shire Council - North Ward: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.