Lachlan Shire

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Lachlan Shire
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 33°03′S 147°09′E / 33.050°S 147.150°E / -33.050; 147.150Coordinates: 33°03′S 147°09′E / 33.050°S 147.150°E / -33.050; 147.150
Population 6,767 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 0.91064/km2 (2.3586/sq mi)
Area 7,431 km2 (2,869.1 sq mi)
Mayor John Medcalf (Unaligned)
Council seat Condobolin[2]
Region Central West
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes
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Website Lachlan Shire
LGAs around Lachlan Shire:
Bogan Warren Narromine
Cobar Lachlan Shire Parkes
Carrathool Bland Forbes

Lachlan Shire is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Lachlan River, the Lachlan Valley Way and the Broken Hill railway line.

The largest town and council seat is Condobolin. The Shire also includes the towns and villages of Tottenham, Lake Cargelligo, Tullibigeal, Albert, Burcher and Fifield.

The Mayor of Lachlan Shire Council is Cr. John Medcalf, who is unaligned with any political party.

Council[edit]

Current composition and election method[edit]

Lachlan Shire Council is composed of ten Councillors elected proportionally as five separate wards, each electing two 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 10 September 2016 and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[3][4][5][6][7]

Party Councillors
  Independent and Unaligned 10
Total 10

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election by ward, is:

Ward Councillor Party Notes
A Ward[3]   John Medcalf Unaligned Mayor[8]
  Brian Nelson Unaligned
B Ward[4]   Melissa Rees Independent
  Melissa Blewett Independent
C Ward[5]   Dave Carter Independent
  Peter Harris Unaligned
D Ward[6]   Max Frankel Unaligned
  John Ridley Independent
E Ward[7]   Mark Hall Independent
  Paul Phillips Independent Deputy Mayor[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lachlan Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 28 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Lachlan Shire Council - A Ward". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Lachlan Shire Council - B Ward". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Lachlan Shire Council - C Ward". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Lachlan Shire Council - D Ward". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Lachlan Shire Council - E Ward". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Lachlan Shire Council". www.lachlan.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-11-03. 

External links[edit]

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