New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Population||4,975 (2015 est)|
|• Density||0.11/km2 (0.28/sq mi)|
|Area||44,065 km2 (17,013.6 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Lilliane Brady (Unaligned)|
Cobar Shire is a local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located in an outback area that is based on the mining town of Cobar. The Shire is traversed by the Barrier Highway and the Kidman Way. With a total area of 44,065 square kilometres (17,014 sq mi), about two- thirds the size of Tasmania. Cobar Shire is larger than Denmark and 99 other countries and self-governing territories.
Villages and localities
- were 1,898 wage and salary earners (ranked 116th in New South Wales and 376th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's 2,558,415 and Australia's 7,831,856)
- was a total income of $79 million (ranked 108th in New South Wales and 359th in Australia, less than 0.1% of both New South Wales's $107 billion and Australia's $304 billion)
- was an estimated average income per wage and salary earner of $41,386 (ranked 27th in New South Wales and 85th in Australia, 100% of New South Wales's $41,407 and 107% of Australia's $38,820)
- was an estimated median income per wage and salary earner of $36,856 (ranked 27th in New South Wales and 81st in Australia, 104% of New South Wales's $35,479 and 108% of Australia's $34,149).
Current composition and election method
Cobar 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 10 September 2016. However, only twelve candidates, being those below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election was uncontested. The makeup of the Council is as follows:
|Independents and Unaligned||12|
The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of appointment, is:
|Peter Abbott||Unaligned||Deputy Mayor|
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- "Cobar Shire villages page". Retrieved 5 February 2008.
- "Regional Wage and Salary Earner Statistics, Australia (catalogue no.: 5673.055.003)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2007.
- "Cobar Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
- "Mayor & Councillors" (Press release). Cobar Shire Council. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.