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, and is based in the town of Molong.

The area includes the site of Australia's first gold rush, Ophir, and is also known for agriculture (including grape growing and wine-production), tourism (including ballooning), and mining.

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:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 12
Total 12

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[3]

Councillor Party Notes
  Ian Gosper Independent Mayor[4]
  Kevin Walker Independent
  Lachlan MacSmith Unaligned Deputy Mayor[4]
  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

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 1. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, New South Wales". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cabonne Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 28 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Cabonne Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Former deputy elected Cabonne mayor". ABC News (Australia). 25 September 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012.