Goondiwindi Region

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Goondiwindi Region
Queensland
Goondiwindi LGA Qld 2008.png
Location within Queensland
Population 11,413 (2010)[1]
 • Density 0.591589/km2 (1.53221/sq mi)
Established 2008
Area 19,292.1 km2 (7,448.7 sq mi)
Mayor Graeme Scheu[2]
Council seat Goondiwindi
Region Darling Downs
State electorate(s) Southern Downs
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
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Website Goondiwindi Region
LGAs around Goondiwindi Region:
Balonne Western Downs Toowoomba
Balonne Goondiwindi Region Southern Downs
Moree Plains (NSW) Moree Plains (NSW) Inverell (NSW)

The Goondiwindi Region is a local government area located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia along the state's border with New South Wales. Established in 2008, it was preceded by three previous local government areas which dated back to the 19th century.

It has an estimated operating budget of A$26.1 million.

History[edit]

Prior to the 2008 amalgamation, the Goondiwindi Region existed as three distinct local government areas:

Inglewood and Waggamba began as two of Queensland's 74 divisions created under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 on 11 November 1879. The Municipality of Goondiwindi was proclaimed under the Local Government Act 1878 on 20 October 1888. They became shires, and a town, respectively on 31 March 1903 under the Local Authorities Act 1902.

In July 2007, the Local Government Reform Commission released its report and recommended that the three areas amalgamate.[3] On 15 March 2008, the Town and Shires formally ceased to exist, and elections were held on the same day to elect councillors and a mayor to the Regional Council.

Wards[edit]

The council remains undivided and its elected body consists of six councillors and a mayor.

Towns and localities[edit]

The Goondiwindi Region includes the following settlements:

Population[edit]

The populations given relate to the component entities prior to 2008. The next census, due in 2011, will be the first for the new Region.

Year Region total Goondiwindi Waggamba Inglewood
1933 8,696 1,931 2,468 4,297
1947 9,114 2,467 2,590 4,057
1954 10,359 2,950 2,968 4,441
1961 11,265 3,274 3,123 4,868
1966 10,608 3,529 2,895 4,184
1971 10,253 3,695 2,913 3,645
1976 9,509 3,741 2,539 3,229
1981 9,334 3,576 2,732 3,026
1986 9,859 4,103 2,757 2,999
1991 10,181 4,331 2,898 2,952
1996 9,857 4,374 2,712 2,771
2001 10,348 4,760 2,975 2,613
2006 10,399 4,873 2,951 2,575
2011[4] 10,628 4,821 3,221 2,586

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 March 2011). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10". Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Election summary (ECQ)
  3. ^ Queensland Local Government Reform Commission (July 2007). Report of the Local Government Reform Commission (PDF). 2. pp. 146–150. ISBN 1-921057-11-4. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  4. ^ ABS, Census. "Census". 

Coordinates: 28°32′49.7″S 150°18′25.74″E / 28.547139°S 150.3071500°E / -28.547139; 150.3071500