Junee Shire

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Junee Shire
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°52′S 147°34′E / 34.867°S 147.567°E / -34.867; 147.567Coordinates: 34°52′S 147°34′E / 34.867°S 147.567°E / -34.867; 147.567
Population 6,295 (2016)[1]
 • Density 3.101/km2 (8.032/sq mi)
Area 2,030 km2 (783.8 sq mi)
Mayor Cr. Neil Smith (Unaligned)[2]
Council seat Junee[3]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina
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Website Junee Shire
LGAs around Junee Shire:
Temora Temora Cootamundra-Gundagai
Coolamon Junee Shire Cootamundra-Gundagai
Wagga Wagga Wagga Wagga Cootamundra-Gundagai

The Junee Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire comprises an area of 2,030 square kilometres (780 sq mi) and is located adjacent to the Olympic Highway and the Main South railway line. The Shire includes the town of Junee and the small towns of Bethungra, Illabo, Wantabagery, Harefield, Old Junee, Junee Reefs, Dirnaseer and Eurongilly.

The mayor of Junee Shire is Cr. Neil Smith, an unaligned politician.[2]


Council Chambers, in Junee

Current composition and election method[edit]

Junee 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 each September. The most recent council election was held on 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:[4]

Councillor Party Notes
  Neil Smith Independent Mayor[2]
  Pam Halliburton Unaligned
  Matt Austin Unaligned Deputy Mayor[2]
  Robin Asmus Independent
  Kerri Walker Unaligned
  David Carter Unaligned
  Mark Cook Independent
  Bob Callow Independent
  Martin Holmes Independent



  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Junee (A) (Local Government Area)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c d "Your Councillors & Your Staff". Your council. Junee Shire Council. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Junee Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Archived from the original on 7 September 2006. Retrieved 7 November 2006. 
  4. ^ a b "Junee Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.