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 4,030 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 0.41/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 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[2]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[2]

Councillor Party Notes
  Danny Keady Unaligned Deputy Mayor[3]
  Tom Cullen Unaligned Mayor[3]
  Michael Webb Independent
  Bill Burnheim Unaligned
  Allan Karanouh Unaligned
  Don Schieb Independent
  John Walker Independent


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Coonamble (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Coonamble Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Coonamble Shire Councillors". About Council. Coonamble Shire Council. September 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Coonamble Shire at Wikimedia Commons