Cabonne Shire

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Cabonne Shire
New South Wales
Cabonne LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 33°06′S 148°51′E / 33.100°S 148.850°E / -33.100; 148.850Coordinates: 33°06′S 148°51′E / 33.100°S 148.850°E / -33.100; 148.850
Population 13,695 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 2.27265/km2 (5.8861/sq mi)
Area 6,026 km2 (2,326.7 sq mi)
Mayor Ian Gosper
Council seat Molong[2]
Region Central West
State electorate(s) Orange
Federal Division(s) Calare
Website Cabonne Shire
LGAs around Cabonne Shire:
Parkes Dubbo Wellington
Forbes Cabonne Shire Orange
Weddin Cowra Blayney

Cabonne Shire is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Mitchell Highway and the Broken Hill railway line, partly surrounding the City of Orange. The administrative centre is located at Molong. The shire population in 2013 was 13 695. It is a region with more than half of businesses, 858 of 1683, being in agriculture. [3]


The Manildra Group flour mill, one of the ten largest flour mills globally, is located within the shire at Manildra.[4]


The first Australian gold rush occurred at Ophir within the present shire boundary.

Cabonne Shire was formed in 1978 following the amalgamation of Molong Shire Council, Boree Shire Council and the greater part of Canobolas Shire Council.[5]

Towns and localities[edit]


The Cabonne Council chambers in Bank Street, Molong.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Cabonne Shire Council is composed of twelve 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:[6]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 12
Total 12

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[6]

Councillor Party Notes
  Ian Gosper Independent Mayor[7]
  Kevin Walker Independent
  Lachlan MacSmith Unaligned Deputy Mayor[7]
  Janelle Culverson Unaligned
  Anthony Durkin Independent
  Michael Hayes Unaligned
  Sharon Wilcox Unaligned
  Geoff Dean Independent
  Marlene Dash Unaligned
  Greg Treavors Independent
  Ian Davison Independent
  Graham Smith Unaligned

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