Deniliquin Council

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Deniliquin, New South Wales.
Deniliquin Council
New South Wales
Deniliquin LGA NSW.png
Coordinates 35°32′S 144°58′E / 35.533°S 144.967°E / -35.533; 144.967Coordinates: 35°32′S 144°58′E / 35.533°S 144.967°E / -35.533; 144.967
Population 7,327 (2012)[1]
 • Density 51.166/km2 (132.52/sq mi)
Area 143.2 km2 (55.3 sq mi)
Mayor Cr. Lindsay Renwick (Independent)[2]
Council seat Deniliquin
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Website Deniliquin Council
LGAs around Deniliquin Council:
Conargo Conargo Conargo
Murray Deniliquin Council Conargo
Murray Murray Murray

Deniliquin Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of south-western New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is the only rural local government area in New South Wales left consisting only of a rural town.[citation needed]

The Mayor of Deniliquin Shire Council is Cr. Lindsay Renwick, an independent politician.[2]


Deniliquin Town Hall

Current composition and election method[edit]

Deniliquin 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 due to be held on 8 September 2012. However, only seven candidates, being the below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election was uncontested.[3] The makeup of the Council is as follows:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[4]

Councillor Party Notes
  Peter Connell Unaligned
  Pat Fogarty Unaligned
  Ashley Hall Independent Deputy Mayor[2]
  Andrew Howley Independent
  Lindsay Renwick Independent Mayor[2]
  Jeff Shand Unaligned
  Susan Taylor Unaligned


  1. ^ "3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2014.  Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Munson, Graham (13 September 2012). "Deniliquin Council elects new mayor". Radio 2QN. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News (Australia). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Deniliquin Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.