New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Population||5,270 (2013 est)|
|• Density||1.4403/km2 (3.730/sq mi)|
|Area||3,659 km2 (1,412.7 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Kathy Sajowitz (unaligned)|
- were 5,503 people as at 30 June 2006, the 125th largest Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to less than 0.1% of the New South Wales population of 6,827,694
- was an increase of 60 people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 99th largest population growth in a Local Government Area in New South Wales. It was equal to 0.1% of the 58,753 increase in the population of New South Wales
- was, in percentage terms, an increase of 1.1% in the number of people over the year to 30 June 2006, the 41st fastest growth in population of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 0.9%
- was an increase in population over the 10 years to 30 June 2006 of 648 people or 13% (1.3% in annual average terms), the 32nd highest rate of a Local Government Area in New South Wales. In New South Wales the population grew by 622,966 or 10% (1.0% in annual average terms) over the same period.
Current composition and election method
Oberon 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 nine candidates, being the below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election was uncontested. The makeup of the Council is as follows:
|Independents and Unaligned||9|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in alphabetical order, is:
|Kerry Gibbons||Independent||Deputy Mayor|
A 2015 review of local government boundaries recommended that the Oberon Shire merge with the Bathurst Region to form a new council with an area of 7,443 square kilometres (2,874 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 47,000. The outcome of an independent review is expected to be completed by mid–2016.
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- "Oberon 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 17 October 2012.
- Woodburn, Joanna (20 September 2012). "Aged care listed as Oberon Mayor's top priority". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
- "Merger proposal: Bathurst Regional Council, Oberon Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 7. Retrieved 4 March 2016.