New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Population||4,368 (2015 est)|
|• Density||0.90/km2 (2.3/sq mi)|
|Area||4,836 km2 (1,867.2 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Doug Lummis (Independent)|
Gilgandra Shire is a local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the junction of the Newell, Oxley and Castlereagh highways and can be reached in about six hours by car from Sydney CBD. The Shire lies on the Castlereagh River and includes part of the Warrumbungles National Park. The shire was constituted in 1906.
The geography of Gilgandra is very flat. The soil is composed mostly of sand, making it very porous and difficult to grow certain plants. The weather is hot and dry, reaching 40 °C (104 °F) for consecutive days during summer.
Current composition and election method
Gilgandra Shire Council is composed of nine 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 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:
The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:
|Ash Walker||Independent||Deputy Mayor|
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Gilgandra Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
- "Councillors". Your Council. Gilgandra Shire Council. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
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