Leeton Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Leeton, New South Wales.
Leeton Shire
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°33′S 146°24′E / 34.550°S 146.400°E / -34.550; 146.400Coordinates: 34°33′S 146°24′E / 34.550°S 146.400°E / -34.550; 146.400
Population 11,645 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 9.979/km2 (25.844/sq mi)
Area 1,167 km2 (450.6 sq mi)[2]
Mayor Paul Maytom[3]
Council seat Leeton[4]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer[5]
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Website Leeton Shire
LGAs around Leeton Shire:
Carrathool Narrandera Narrandera
Griffith Leeton Shire Narrandera
Murrumbidgee Narrandera Narrandera

Leeton Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Murrumbidgee River and falls within the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

The Shire includes the town of Leeton and the small towns of Yanco, Gogeldrie, Whitton, Wamoon, Stoney Point, Murrami, Corbie Hill, Amesbury, Merungle Hill, Fivebough and Stanbridge and the suburbs of Parkview, Wattle Hill, Wiradjuri, North Leeton, Gralee and Willimbong.

The mayor of Leeton Shire is Paul Maytom.

Council[edit]

Leeton Shire Council Chambers

Current composition and election method[edit]

Leeton 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 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::[6]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 8
Vacant 1
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:[6]

Councillor Party Notes
  Paul Maytom Independent Mayor[7]
  George Weston Independent Deputy Mayor[7]
  Paul Smith Unaligned
  Tony Reneker Unaligned
  Tracey Morris Independent
  Michael Kidd Unaligned
  Tony Ciccia Independent
  Sandra Nardi Independent
  Peter Davidson Independent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Leeton Regional Profile". Riverina Regional Development Board. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  3. ^ Gray, John (20 September 2012). "Council's top pair return unopposed". The Irrigator. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Leeton Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 8 November 2006. 
  5. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Farrer (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 25 February 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Leeton Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Leeton Shire Council - Elected Councillors". www.leeton.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-11-05.