Goulburn Mulwaree Council

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional city, see Goulburn, New South Wales. For the Victorian region adjacent to the Goulburn River, see Goulburn Valley.
Goulburn Mulwaree
New South Wales
Goulburn mulwaree LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°44′S 149°44′E / 34.733°S 149.733°E / -34.733; 149.733Coordinates: 34°44′S 149°44′E / 34.733°S 149.733°E / -34.733; 149.733
Population 29,230 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 9.078/km2 (23.51/sq mi)
Established 2004
Area 3,220 km2 (1,243.2 sq mi)
Mayor Geoffrey Kettle
Council seat Goulburn[2]
Region Southern Tablelands
State electorate(s) Goulburn (from 2007 election)
Federal Division(s) Hume
Website Goulburn Mulwaree
LGAs around Goulburn Mulwaree:
Upper Lachlan Oberon Wingecarribee
Yass Valley Goulburn Mulwaree Shoalhaven
Palerang Palerang Shoalhaven

Goulburn Mulwaree Council is a local government area located in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is located adjacent to the Hume Highway and the Southern Highlands railway line. The estimated resident population of the area stood at 27,327 on 30 June 2007.[3]

The Mayor of Goulburn Mulwaree Council is Geoff Kettle, an unaligned politician.

Cities, town and localities[edit]

The area covered under administration is 3,220 square kilometres (1,240 sq mi) and includes, Goulburn and the towns and villages of Marulan, Tallong, Towrang, Bungonia, Windellama, Lake Bathurst and Tarago. Parts of the Southern Highlands, the Southern Tablelands and Morton National Park lie within the Goulburn Mulwaree Council area.

Municipal history[edit]

The council was formed as the Greater Argyle Council in 2004 as an amalgamation of Goulburn City and parts of the former Mulwaree Shire. It was renamed in 2005 following objections from the community.[citation needed]


Current composition and election method[edit]

Goulburn Mulwaree Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as one entire 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 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independents 9
Total 9

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

Councillor Party Notes
  Geoff Kettle Unaligned Mayor[5]
  Sam Rowland Independent
  Carol James Unaligned
  Bob Kirk Independent Deputy Mayor[5]
  Alfie Walker Unaligned
  Robin Saville Independent
  Margaret O'Neill Independent
  Andrew Banfield Independent
  Denzil Sturgiss Independent


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 1. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, New South Wales". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Goulburn Mulwaree Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 15 November 2006. 
  3. ^ "Local Government Area populations". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Goulburn Mulwaree Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Geoff Kettle re - elected as Mayor of Goulburn Mulwaree". Radio 2GN. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.