Weddin Shire

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Weddin Shire
New South Wales
Weddin LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 33°54′S 148°09′E / 33.900°S 148.150°E / -33.900; 148.150Coordinates: 33°54′S 148°09′E / 33.900°S 148.150°E / -33.900; 148.150
Population 3,665 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1.0748/km2 (2.784/sq mi)
Area 3,410 km2 (1,316.6 sq mi)
Mayor Mark Liebich (Unaligned)
Council seat Grenfell[2]
Region Central West
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Hume
Website Weddin Shire
LGAs around Weddin Shire:
Lachlan Forbes Cabonne
Bland Weddin Shire Cowra
Temora Young Young

Weddin Shire is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The shire's major town is Grenfell and it also includes the small towns of Caragabal, Greenethorpe and Quandialla.

The mayor of Weddin Shire Council is Cr Mark Liebich, who is unaligned with any political party.


The Weddin Shire Council Chambers, in Grenfell.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Weddin Shire Council is composed of nine 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 9
Total 9

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

Councillor Party Notes
  Mark Liebich Unaligned Mayor[4]
  Nevin Hughes Unaligned
  Geoff McClelland Unaligned
  John Niven Unaligned Deputy Mayor[4]
  Graeme Halls Unaligned
  Paul Best Independent
  Carly Brown Independent
  Jan Parlett Independent
  Alan Griffiths Independent


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Weddin Shire". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Weddin Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 12 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Weddin Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Councillors". Council. Weddin Shire Council. 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.