Edward River Council

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Edward River Council
New South Wales
Edward River LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
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 8,851 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 0.99662/km2 (2.58124/sq mi)
Established 2016
Area 8,881 km2 (3,429.0 sq mi)
Mayor Norm Brennan
Council seat Deniliquin
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Edward River Council logo.svg
Website Edward River Council
LGAs around Edward River Council:
Hay Hay Murrumbidgee
Murray River Edward River Council Murrumbidgee
Murray River Murray River Berrigan

The Edward River Council is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. This area was formed in 2016 from the merger of the Deniliquin Council with the surrounding Conargo Shire.[2]

The combined area covers the urban area of Deniliquin and the surrounding region to the north and west across the pastoral southern Riverina plains.

The inaugural Mayor of the Edward River Council is Norm Brennan, elected by the Councillors on 20 September 2017.

Main towns and villages[edit]

In addition to the main centre of Deniliquin, localities in the area include Blighty, Booroorban, Conargo, Mayrung, Morago, Pretty Pine and Wanganella.



Edward River Council has nine Councillors elected proportionally as a single ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office.[2]

The most recent election was held on 9 September 2017, and the makeup of the council is as follows:[3]

Party Councillors
  Australian Labor Party 0
  Greens NSW 0
  Liberal Party of Australia 0
  Independents and unaligned 9
Total 9
Councillor Party Notes
  Norm Brennan Independent Mayor Former councillor of Conargo Shire
  Pat Fogarty Independent Former councillor of Deniliquin Council
  Ashley Hall Independent Former Mayor of Deniliquin Council, Administrator of Edward River Council 2016-17
  Mac Wallace Unaligned Former councillor of Conargo Shire
  Norm McAllister Unaligned Former councillor of Conargo Shire
  Margaret Bull Independent
  Peter McCrabb Independent Former councillor of Conargo Shire
  Peta Betts Unaligned
  Nick Metcalfe Independent Former councillor of Conargo Shire

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Edward River (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 December 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Edward River Council". Stronger Councils. Government of New South Wales. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Edward River Council - Candidates in Sequence of Election". Local Government Elections 2017. NSW Electoral Commission. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.