Deniliquin Council

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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)
Abolished 2016
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 was a local government area in the Riverina region of south-western New South Wales, Australia. At the date of its abolition, Deniliquin Council was the last rural local government area in New South Wales left consisting only of a rural town.[citation needed]


A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Deniliquin Council merge with the Conargo Shire to form a new council with an area of 8,881 square kilometres (3,429 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 9,000.[3] On 12 March 2016, Deniliquin Council was abolished and, along with the former Conargo Shire, the area incorporated into the new Edward River Council.[4]


Deniliquin Town Hall

Composition and election method[edit]

The last 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.[5] The makeup of the Council is as follows:[6]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The last Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[6]

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 Munson, Graham (13 September 2012). "Deniliquin Council elects new mayor". Radio 2QN. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Merger proposal: Conargo Shire Council, Deniliquin Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 8. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Edward River Council". Stronger Councils. Government of New South Wales. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News. Australia. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  6. ^ 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.