Mid-Western Regional Council
New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Population||22,318 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2.55442/km2 (6.6159/sq mi)|
|Area||8,737 km2 (3,373.4 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Des Kennedy (Unaligned)|
The Mid-Western Regional Council is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The area under administration is located adjacent to the Castlereagh Highway that passes through the middle of the area in an approximate southeast-northwest direction.
Mid-Western Regional Council was proclaimed on 26 May 2004 and incorporates the whole of the former Mudgee Shire Council and parts of the former Merriwa and Rylstone Shires. The Mid-Western Regional Council also incorporated the area of the historic Wyaldra Shire, which was abolished in an earlier round of local government amalgamations. A historic building in Gulgong, built in 1910, served as the former shire headquarters.
Towns and localities
The largest town and council seat is Mudgee. The region also includes the towns of Gulgong, Rylstone and Kandos and the villages of Bylong and Ilford. Most of the LGA is agricultural with a strong presence from coal mining, but it includes several historical towns.
Current composition and election method
Mid-Western Regional 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 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:
|Independents and Unaligned||9|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
|John Weatherley||Independent||Elected on Des Kennedy's ticket|
|Paul Cavalier||Independent||Deputy Mayor|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mid-Western Regional (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
- "Mid-Western Regional Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 2 December 2006.
- "Mid-Western Regional Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
- Paine, Sam (28 September 2012). "Kennedy mayor again". Mudgee Guardian. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
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