Urana Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Urana, New South Wales.
Urana Shire
New South Wales
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Location within New South Wales
Coordinates 35°19′S 146°16′E / 35.317°S 146.267°E / -35.317; 146.267Coordinates: 35°19′S 146°16′E / 35.317°S 146.267°E / -35.317; 146.267
Population 1,180 (2012)[1]
 • Density 0.3516/km2 (0.911/sq mi)
Area 3,356 km2 (1,295.8 sq mi)
Mayor Cr. Margaret Buntin (Unaligned)
Council seat Urana[2]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Murray-Darling
Federal Division(s) Farrer
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Website www.urana.nsw.gov.au
LGAs around Urana Shire:
Murrumbidgee Narrandera Wagga Wagga
Jerilderie Urana Shire Lockhart
Berrigan Corowa Greater Hume

The Urana Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Newell Highway crosses its north-west corner. The Shire includes the town of Urana and the small towns of Boree Creek, Morundah, Oaklands and Rand.

The mayor of Urana Shire is Cr. Margaret Buntin, an unaligned politician.

Council[edit]

The administration office of the Urana Shire Council, Urana.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Urana 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. In the B and C Wards, only three candidates, being those below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election for these Wards was uncontested.[3] In the A Ward, an election was held. The makeup of the Council is as follows:[4][5][6]

Party Councillors
  Unaligned 9
Total 9

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

Ward Councillor Party Notes
A Ward[4]   Alan Urquhart Unaligned
  Anthony March Unaligned
  David Fahey Unaligned
B Ward[5]   Patrick Bourke Unaligned Deputy Mayor
  Barry McFarlane Unaligned
  Lisa Rhodes Unaligned
C Ward[6]   Margaret Buntin Unaligned Mayor
  Peter Day Unaligned
  Ian Kreutzberger 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. ^ "Urana Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-11-09. 
  3. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News (Australia). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Urana Shire Council - A Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Urana Shire Council - B Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Urana Shire Council - C Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.