New South Wales
location in NSW
|Population||2,422 (2015 est)|
|• Density||0.1/km2 (0.26/sq mi)|
|Area||21,693 km2 (8,375.7 sq mi)|
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.
Current composition and election method
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 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the council is as follows:
|Independents and Unaligned||8|
The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:
|Alan Purtill||Unaligned||Deputy Mayor|
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Balranald Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
- "Balranald Shire Council » Elected Members". www.balranald.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
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