Mid-Coast Council

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Mid–Coast Council
New South Wales
Mid-Coast LGA NSW.png
Mid-Coast Council in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°00′S 151°58′E / 32.000°S 151.967°E / -32.000; 151.967Coordinates: 32°00′S 151°58′E / 32.000°S 151.967°E / -32.000; 151.967
Population 90,504 (2016)[1]
 • Density 9.0027/km2 (23.3168/sq mi)
Established 12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)[1]
Area 10,053 km2 (3,881.5 sq mi)[1]
Mayor David West
Region Mid North Coast
Hunter Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Mid-Coast Council logo.jpg
Website Mid–Coast Council
LGAs around Mid–Coast Council:
Walcha Port Macquarie-Hastings Port Macquarie-Hastings
Dungog Mid–Coast Council Tasman Sea
Port Stephens Port Stephens Tasman Sea

Mid–Coast Council is a local government area (LGA) located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. The council was formed on 12 May 2016 through a merger of the Gloucester Shire, Great Lakes and City of Greater Taree councils.[1]

The council comprises an area of 10,053 square kilometres (3,881 sq mi) and occupies the Mid North Coast stretching 190 km (118 mi) between the coastal towns of Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens and onto Myall Lakes National Park. The council region includes the three great lakes, the coastal towns of Seal Rocks, Forster, Taree, and onto Crowdy Head north of Harrington. The LGA extends inland to the Barrington Tops National Park near Gloucester. It includes the Manning River and valley adjoining the Three Brothers mountains. At the time of its establishment the council had an estimated population of 90,504.[1]

The Mayor of the MidCoast Council is Cllr David West, who was elected on 9 September 2017.[1]

Towns and localities[edit]

The following towns and localities are located within Mid–Coast Council:

Heritage listings[edit]

The Mid-Coast Council has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


The population for the predecessor councils was estimated in 2015 as:[3]

  • 5,160 in Gloucester Shire
  • 36,720 in Great Lakes Council and
  • 49,095 in City of Greater Taree.


Once elected, the Mid–Coast Council will comprise eleven Councillors elected proportionally in a single ward. All Councillors are expected to be elected for a fixed four-year term of office with effect from 9 September 2017.[1]

See also[edit]