Break O'Day Council
|Break O'Day Council
Break O'Day Council
|Population||6,469 (2015 est)|
|• Density||1.8/km2 (4.7/sq mi)|
|Area||3,525.8 km2 (1,361.3 sq mi)|
|Council seat||St Helens|
|Region||Northern east coast|
|Website||Break O'Day Council|
Major towns in the area include St Helens, St Marys, Scamander, Beaumaris, Fingal, Mathinna and the valley of Pyengana. Break O'Day also has one of the state's highest waterfalls, St. Columba, with Halls Falls and Ralphs Falls nearby.
Break O'Day Council is one of the few places in Australia having above replacement fertility rate. The fertility rate was 2.35 in 2001 and 2.21 in 2006.
Current composition and election method
Break O'Day Council is composed of nine Councillors elected using the Hare-Clark system of proportional representation as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are each directly elected for a four-year term. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor must also be elected as Councillors in order to hold office. Elections are normally held in October, with the next election due to be held in October 2018. Neither the Australian Labor Party nor the Liberal Party of Australia endorse local government candidates in Tasmania.
The most recent election of Councillors was held over a two-week period from 14 October to 28 October 2014, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:
|Independents and Unaligned||9|
The current Council, elected in 2014, in order of election, is:
|John McGiveron||Unaligned||Deputy Mayor|
|Margaret Osborne OAM||Unaligned|
- ^1 At the 2014 election, Timothy Warren was elected to Council. Following the regisnation of Warren on 7 January 2015, a recount was conducted on 20 January 2015. Kylie Wright was elected as councillor until the 2018 ordinary election.
|Suburb||Census Population 2011||Reason|
|Mount William||0||Includes Eddystone|
|Eddystone||Incl. in Mount William|
|Ansons Bay||371||Includes Weldborough, Pyengana, Goulds Country, Goshen, Lottah|
|Lottah||Incl. in Ansons BAy|
|The Gardens||Incl. in St. Helens|
|Dianas Basin||Incl in ST. Helens|
|Scamander||719||Includes Upper Scamander|
|Upper Scamander||Incl. in Scamander|
|Falmouth||195||Includes Four Mile Creek|
|Four Mile Creek||Incl. in Falmouth|
|Chain of Lagoons||Incl. in Gray|
|Seymour||Incl. in Gray|
|Douglas River||Incl. in Gray|
|Ormley||Incl. in Mathinna|
|Tullochgorum||Incl. in Mathinna|
|Mount Nicholas||Incl. in St. Mary's|
|Cornwall||Incl. in St. Mary's|
|Cullenswood||Incl. in St. Mary's|
|St. Mary's||800||Includes Mount Nichals, Cornwall, Cullenswood|
|Gray||141||Includes Chain of Lagoons, Douglas River|
|Mathinna||287||Includes Ormley, Tulluchgorum, Upper Esk, Mangana, Roses Tier, Frodsley|
|Upper Esk||Incl. in Mathinna|
|Mangana||Incl. in Mathinna|
|Roses Tier||Incl. in Mathinna|
|Frodsley||Incl. in Mathinna|
|Weldsborough||Incl. in Ansons Bay|
|Pyengana||Incl. in Ansons Bay|
|Goulds Country||Incl. in Ansons Bay|
|Goshen||Incl. in Ansons Bay|
|St. Helen's||2173||Includes Priory|
|Priory||Incl. in St. Helen's|
|Local Government Total||6,194||Gazetted Break O'Day Council Local Government Area|
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Council: Elected Members". Your council. Break O'Day Council. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Break O'Day Council". Local Government Elections 2014. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Local Government Recounts: Break O'Day". Local Government Vacancies since the 2014 elections. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 29 May 2016.