Greater Hume Shire

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Greater Hume
New South Wales
Greater hume LGA NSW.png
Greater Hume Shire location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°42′14.94″S 147°9′13.07″E / 35.7041500°S 147.1536306°E / -35.7041500; 147.1536306Coordinates: 35°42′14.94″S 147°9′13.07″E / 35.7041500°S 147.1536306°E / -35.7041500; 147.1536306
Population 10,176 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 1.77097/km2 (4.5868/sq mi)
Established 2004
Area 5,746 km2 (2,218.5 sq mi)
Mayor Cr. Heather Wilton (Independent)[2]
Council seat Holbrook[3]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Website Greater Hume
LGAs around Greater Hume:
Urana Wagga Wagga Tumut
Corowa Greater Hume Tumbarumba
Indigo (Vic) Albury Tumbarumba

Greater Hume Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales, Australia.[4] The Shire was formed in 2004 incorporating Culcairn Shire, the majority of Holbrook Shire and part of Hume Shire. The shire had an estimated population of 10,137 as at 2012.[5]

The Shire is located adjacent to the Hume, Olympic and Riverina Highways and the Sydney–Melbourne railway.

The mayor of the Greater Hume Shire Council is Cr. Heather Wilton, an independent politician.[2]

Town and localities[edit]

Major towns in the Shire are Holbrook and Culcairn. Other towns are: Brocklesby, Bungowannah, Burrumbuttock, Gerogery and Gerogery West, Henty, Jindera, Morven, Walbundrie and Walla Walla.

Towns such as Howlong, were cut off from Hume Shire in the amalgamation, Howlong is now a part of Corowa Shire.


Council offices in Holbrook.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Greater Hume Shire Council is composed of nine councillors elected proportionally as three separate wards, each electing three councillors. 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. In the East and North Wards, only three candidates, being those below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election for these wards was uncontested.[6] In the South Ward, an election was held. The makeup of the Council is as follows:[7][8][9]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

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

Ward Councillor Party Notes
East Ward[7]   John McInerney Independent
  Tony Quinn Independent
  Heather Wilton Independent Mayor[2]
North Ward[8]   Stuart Heriot Independent
  Doug Meyer OAM Independent Deputy Mayor[2]
  Annette Schilg Unaligned
South Ward[9]   Denise Osborne Independent
  Jenny O'Neill Unaligned
  Karen Schoff Unaligned

See also[edit]


  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. ^ a b c d "Councillors". Great Hume Shire Council. Greater Hume Shire. September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Greater Hume Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 9 November 2006. 
  4. ^ "Riverina Cities population and household forecasts" (PDF). .id Consulting. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News (Australia). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Greater Hume Shire Council - East Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Greater Hume Shire Council - North Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Greater Hume Shire Council - South Ward". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.