Young Shire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Young Shire
New South Wales
Young LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°17′S 148°19′E / 34.283°S 148.317°E / -34.283; 148.317Coordinates: 34°17′S 148°19′E / 34.283°S 148.317°E / -34.283; 148.317
Population 12,236 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 4.5419/km2 (11.7636/sq mi)
Area 2,694 km2 (1,040.2 sq mi)
Mayor Stuart Freudenstein (Independent)
Council seat Young[2]
Region South West Slopes
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Hume
Website Young Shire
LGAs around Young Shire:
Weddin Weddin Cowra
Bland Young Shire Boorowa
Temora Cootamundra Harden

Young Shire is a local government area in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Olympic Way.

The Shire includes the town of Young and the small towns of Maimuru, Milvale, Thuddungra, Bribbaree, Monteagle, Wirrimah, Bendick Murrell and Murringo.

The Mayor of Young Shire Council is Cr. Stuart Freudenstein, an independent politician.


Young Shire Hall, Young.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Young Shire Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as one entire 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
  Stuart Freudenstein Independent Mayor[4]
  Ben Cooper Independent Deputy Mayor[4]
  John McGregor Unaligned
  John Walker Unaligned
  Brian Mullany Independent
  Tony Wallace Unaligned
  Brian Ingram Independent
  Sandy Freudenstein Unaligned
  Allan Miller Independent


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Young Shire". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Young Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 7 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Young Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Speelman, Christine (21 September 2012). "New council raring to go". The Young Witness. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Young Shire at Wikimedia Commons