Balranald Shire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Balranald Shire
New South Wales
Balranald LGA NSW.png
location in NSW
Coordinates 34°37′S 143°34′E / 34.617°S 143.567°E / -34.617; 143.567Coordinates: 34°37′S 143°34′E / 34.617°S 143.567°E / -34.617; 143.567
Population 2,343 (2012)[1]
 • Density 0.1/km2 (0.26/sq mi)
Area 21,693 km2 (8,375.7 sq mi)
Mayor Vacant (tbc)
Council seat Balranald
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Website Balranald Shire
LGAs around Balranald Shire:
Wentworth Central Darling Carrathool
Wentworth Balranald Shire Hay
Mildura (Vic) Swan Hill (Vic) Murray River

Balranald Shire is a local government area in the Riverina area of western New South Wales, Australia on the Sturt Highway. It is the location of World Heritage listed Mungo National Park. It includes the towns of Balranald and Euston. Other localities in the Shire include Kyalite, Hatfield, Penarie, Clare and Oxley.

The Mayor of Balranald Shire Council is yet to be determined, following the 2012 local government election.


Current composition and election method[edit]

Balranald Shire Council is composed of eight 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:[2]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 8
Total 8

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[2]

Councillor Party Notes
  Steve O'Halloran Independent
  Leigh Byron Unaligned
  Trevor Jolliffe Independent
  Jeff Mannix Independent
  Alan Purtill Unaligned
  Lynda Cooke Independent
  Ken Barnes Independent
  Elaine Campbell Independent


  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. ^ a b "Balranald Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.