Harden Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Harden, New South Wales.
Harden Shire
New South Wales
Harden LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°33′S 148°22′E / 34.550°S 148.367°E / -34.550; 148.367Coordinates: 34°33′S 148°22′E / 34.550°S 148.367°E / -34.550; 148.367
Population 3,584 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1.9176/km2 (4.9666/sq mi)
Area 1,869 km2 (721.6 sq mi)[2]
Mayor Chris Manchester
Council seat Harden[2]
Region South West Slopes
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Hume
Website Harden Shire
LGAs around Harden Shire:
Young Young Boorowa
Cootamundra Harden Shire Yass
Cootamundra Gundagai Yass

Harden Shire is a local government area in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire includes the twin towns of Harden and Murrumburrah and the small towns of Galong, Jugiong, Wombat and Kingsvale.

The Mayor of Harden Shire is Cr. Chris Manchester, an unaligned politician.


Current composition and election method[edit]

Harden Shire Council is composed of seven 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:[3]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[3]

Councillor Party Notes
  Chris Manchester Unaligned Mayor[4]
  Matthew Stadtmiller Independent Deputy Mayor
  John Horton Unaligned
  Tony Flanery Unaligned
  Cathy Sanderson Unaligned
  Neil Reid Unaligned [4]
  Tony Campbell Unaligned


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Harden Shire". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Harden Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 7 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Harden Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Grant to investigate raising houses at Jugiong". ABC News (Australia). 20 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.