New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Population||11,645 (2015 est)|
|• Density||9.979/km2 (25.844/sq mi)|
|Area||1,167 km2 (450.6 sq mi)|
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.
Current composition and election method
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::
|Independents and Unaligned||8|
The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:
|George Weston||Independent||Deputy Mayor|
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