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 11,498 (2012)[1]
 • Density 9.853/km2 (25.518/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) Riverina
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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.


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 due to be held on 8 September 2012; however, only eight candidates, being those below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election was uncontested. A by-election will be held to fill the ninth position.[5] The makeup of the Council is as follows:[6]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 8
Vacant 1
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[6]

Councillor Party Notes
  Peter Davidson Unaligned
  Emerson Doig Unaligned
  Steve Dowling Unaligned
  Michael Kidd Unaligned
  Paul Maytom Independent Mayor[3]
  Greg O'Callaghan Unaligned
  Tracey Valenzisi Independent
  George Weston Independent Deputy Mayor[3]


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Leeton Regional Profile". Riverina Regional Development Board. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  3. ^ a b c 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 20068.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Leeton Shire Council". 2012 NSW Local Council Elections (Australia: ABC News). September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Leeton Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.