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 ]
Industry [ edit ]
Manildra Group flour mill, one of the ten largest flour mills globally, is located within the shire at Manildra. [4 ]
History [ edit ]
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.
Towns and localities [ edit ]
Council [ 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 ]
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
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