Coonamble Shire

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Coonamble Shire
New South Wales
Coonamble LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 30°57′S 148°24′E / 30.950°S 148.400°E / -30.950; 148.400Coordinates: 30°57′S 148°24′E / 30.950°S 148.400°E / -30.950; 148.400
Population 4,262 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 0.43/km2 (1.1/sq mi)
Area 9,926 km2 (3,832.5 sq mi)
Mayor Tim Horan (Unaligned)
Council seat Coonamble
Region Orana
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes
Website Coonamble Shire
LGAs around Coonamble Shire:
Brewarrina Walgett Narrabri
Warren Coonamble Shire Warrumbungle
Warren Gilgandra Warrumbungle

Coonamble Shire is a local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Castlereagh Highway and the Castlereagh River.

Coonamble Shire includes the towns of Coonamble, Gulargambone and Quambone.

The Mayor of Coonamble Shire Council is Cr. Tom Cullen, who is unaligned with any political party.


Current composition and election method[edit]

Coonamble Shire Council is composed of seven 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, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[2]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:[2]

Councillor Party Notes
  Michael Webb Unaligned Mayor[3]
  Bill Fisher Unaligned
  Karen Churchill Independent
  Al Karanouh Unaligned Deputy Mayor[3]
  Paul Wheelhouse Independent
  Tom Cullen Unaligned
  John Walker Independent


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Coonamble Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Coonamble Shire Councillors". About Council. Coonamble Shire Council. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Coonamble Shire at Wikimedia Commons