Wakool Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Wakool, New South Wales.
Shire of Wakool
New South Wales
Wakool LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°05′S 144°02′E / 35.083°S 144.033°E / -35.083; 144.033Coordinates: 35°05′S 144°02′E / 35.083°S 144.033°E / -35.083; 144.033
Population 4,033 (2012)[1]
 • Density 0.53623/km2 (1.38883/sq mi)
Area 7,521 km2 (2,903.9 sq mi)
Council seat Moulamein
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Murray-Darling
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Website Shire of Wakool
LGAs around Shire of Wakool:
Balranald Hay Conargo
Swan Hill (Vic) Shire of Wakool Conargo
Swan Hill (Vic) Gannawarra (Vic) Murray

Wakool Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located between the Murray River and the Murrumbidgee River and adjacent to the Sturt Highway. Towns in the Shire are Barham, Moulamein, Tooleybuc, Wakool and Koraleigh.

The mayor of Wakool Shire is Clr Neil Gorey

Council[edit]

Council chambers at Moulamein

Current composition and election method[edit]

Wakool Shire Council is composed of six councillors elected proportionally as three 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. In the B and C Wards, only two candidates, being those below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election for these wards was uncontested.[2] In the A Ward, an election was held. The makeup of the Council is as follows:[3][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
A Ward[3]   Lois Lockhart Unaligned
  Anne Crowe Independent
B Ward[4]   Anthony Jackson Unaligned
  Katarni Lipp Unaligned
C Ward[5]   Neil Gorey Unaligned
  Colin Membrey Unaligned

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. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News (Australia). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "The Council of the Shire of Wakool - A Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "The Council of the Shire of Wakool - B Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "The Council of the Shire of Wakool - C Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.