New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Population||14,592 (2011 census)|
|• Density||2.44914/km2 (6.3433/sq mi)|
|Area||5,958 km2 (2,300.4 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Ken Keith (Unaligned)|
The area under administration includes the town of Parkes and the surrounding region of 5,919 square kilometres (2,285 sq mi), with a population of approximately 14,592 as of 2011. The Shire includes the towns of Peak Hill, Alectown, Bogan Gate, Trundle and Tullamore.
Current composition and election method
Parkes Shire Council is composed of ten 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||10|
The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:
|Alan Ward||Unaligned||Deputy Mayor|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Parkes Shire (A)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
- "Parkes Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 28 November 2006.
- "Parkes Shire Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
- "In charge for next four years". Parkes Champion Post. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
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