Corowa Shire

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Corowa Shire
New South Wales
Corowa LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°59′S 146°23′E / 35.983°S 146.383°E / -35.983; 146.383Coordinates: 35°59′S 146°23′E / 35.983°S 146.383°E / -35.983; 146.383
Population 11,383 (2012)[1]
 • Density 4.8875/km2 (12.659/sq mi)
Established 1955
Abolished 2016
Area 2,329 km2 (899.2 sq mi)
Council seat Corowa[2]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Division of Farrer
Website Corowa Shire
LGAs around Corowa Shire:
Jerilderie Urana Lockhart
Berrigan Corowa Shire Greater Hume
Moira (Vic) Indigo (Vic) Indigo (Vic)

Corowa Shire was a local government area in the Riverina region in southern New South Wales, Australia. The area was located adjacent to the Murray River and the Riverina Highway.

The Shire included the towns of Corowa, Howlong, Balldale, Coreen and Daysdale, Rennie and Mulwala.

It was established in 1955 through a merger of the Corowa Municipality and Coreen Shire.[citation needed]


A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Corowa Shire merge with the Lockhart and Urana shires to form a new council with an area of 8,581 square kilometres (3,313 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 16,000.[3] The Council was dissolved on 12 May 2016 and along with Urana Shire the area became part of the new Federation Council [4]


Corowa Shire Council offices, Corowa.

Composition and election method[edit]

At the time of dissolution, Corowa Shire Council was composed of nine councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All councillors were elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The last election was due to be held on 8 September 2012. However, only nine candidates, being the below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election was uncontested.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Archived from the original on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Corowa Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Merger proposal: Corowa Shire Council, Lockhart Shire Council, Urana Shire Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 8. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Federation Council". Stronger Councils. Government of New South Wales. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News. Australia. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.