Narrabri Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Narrabri, New South Wales.
Narrabri Shire
New South Wales
Narrabri LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 30°19′S 149°46′E / 30.317°S 149.767°E / -30.317; 149.767Coordinates: 30°19′S 149°46′E / 30.317°S 149.767°E / -30.317; 149.767
Population 13,693 (2009)[1]
 • Density 1.05080/km2 (2.72156/sq mi)
Area 13,031 km2 (5,031.3 sq mi)
Mayor Conrad Bolton (National)
Council seat Narrabri[2]
Region North West Slopes
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes
Website Narrabri Shire
LGAs around Narrabri Shire:
Walgett Moree Plains Gwydir
Walgett Narrabri Shire Tamworth
Coonamble Warrumbungle Gunnedah

Narrabri Shire is a local government area in the North West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Namoi River and the Newell and Kamilaroi Highways.

The Mayor of Narrabri Shire Council is Cr. Conrad Bolton, who is a member of The Nationals.

Towns and localities[edit]

The seat of Council and major town in the Shire is Narrabri. Other towns, villages and localities in the Shire include Baan Baa, Bellata, Boggabri, Edgeroi, Gwabegar, Pilliga, and Wee Waa.


Current composition and election method[edit]

Narrabri Shire Council is composed of twelve Councillors elected proportionally as 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:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 12
Total 12

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

Councillor Party Notes
  Conrad Bolton The Nationals Mayor[4]
  Bevan O'Regan Unaligned
  Maxine Booby Unaligned
  Robyn Faber Independent
  Ken Flower Independent
  Ron Lowder Unaligned
  Catherine Collyer Independent
  Cathy Redding Unaligned Deputy Mayor
  Les Knox Independent
  Lloyd Finlay Independent
  Tom Scilley Unaligned Retired
  John Tough Independent

A referendum was held on 8 September 2012 and an absolute majority of voters resolved in favour to reduce the number of Councillors from twelve to nine.[5] The change will take effect at the next elections, due to be held in September 2016.


  1. ^ "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Narrabri Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 30 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Narrabri Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bolton new mayor". Narrabri Courier. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Narrabri Shire Council – Referendum". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012.