South Burnett Region

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South Burnett Region
Queensland
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Location within Queensland
Population 33,040 (2010)[1]
 • Density 3.9338/km2 (10.1885/sq mi)
Established 2008
Area 8,399 km2 (3,242.9 sq mi)
Mayor Keith Campbell
Council seat Kingaroy
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
South Burnett Regional Council Logo.jpg
Website South Burnett Region
LGAs around South Burnett Region:
North Burnett North Burnett Gympie
Western Downs South Burnett Region Gympie, Somerset
Western Downs Toowoomba Somerset

The South Burnett Region is a local government area in the South Burnett district of Queensland, Australia.

Origins[edit]

This Local Government was created in March 2008 as a result of the report of the Local Government Reform Commission released in July 2007.

Prior to the 2008 amalgamation, the South Burnett Region, located in the southern catchment of the Burnett River, existed as four distinct local government areas:

The report recommended the new local government area should not be divided into wards and should elect six councilors and a mayor however the Interim Steering Committee applied to the State Government for four wards based on the old shire boundaries. As the total population is just a few hundred short of the level set in the report for eight councilors and a mayor, application for this was also made.

Area and size[edit]

The South Burnett Region covers an area 8,399 square kilometres (3,243 sq mi), containing an estimated resident population of 33,040 (2010 figures) and has an estimated operating budget of A$42 m (as at 2008).

The Aboriginal community of Cherbourg has been excluded from the amalgamated area and continues to have its own local government.

Towns and localities[edit]

The South Burnett Region includes the following settlements:

Mayor and Councillors[edit]

2008 election[edit]

On 15 March 2008, the first mayor elected to the South Burnett Region was David Ian Carter.[2]

The first councillors elected to the South Burnett Region were as follows:

  • Division 1: Barry Green[3]
  • Division 2: Debra Palmer[4]
  • Division 3: Damien Tessmann[5]
  • Division 4: Keith Campbell (unopposed)[6]
  • Division 5: Kathy Duff[7]
  • Division 6: Cheryl Dalton[8]

2012 election[edit]

In the elections held on 28 April 2012,[9] Wayne Kratzmann was elected mayor; he was unopposed.[10]

The councillors elected were:

  • Division 1: Barry Green (continuing)[11]
  • Division 2: Debra Palmer (continuing, unopposed)[12]
  • Division 3: Damien Tessman (unopposed)[13]
  • Division 4: Keith Campbell (continuing)[14]
  • Division 5: Kathy Duff (continuing, unopposed)[15]
  • Division 6: Cheryl Dalton (continuing)[16]

2016 election[edit]

In the elections held on 19 March 2016,[17] Keith Campbell was elected mayor; he was one of five candidates.[18]

The councillors elected were:[19]

  • Division 1: Roz Frohloff
  • Division 2: Gavin Jones
  • Division 3: Danita Potter
  • Division 4: Terry Fleischfresser
  • Division 5: Kathy Duff (continuing, unopposed)
  • Division 6: Ros Heit

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 March 2011). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009–10". Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "2008 South Burnett Regional Council – Mayoral Election – Election Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "2008 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 1 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "2008 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 2 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "2008 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 3 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "2008 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 4 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "2008 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 5 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "2008 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 6 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "2012 South Burnett Regional Council Mayoral / Councillor Election : 28 April 2012". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "2012 South Burnett Regional Council – Mayoral Election – Election Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "2012 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 1 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "2012 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 2 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "2012 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 3 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "2012 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 4 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "2012 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 5 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "2012 South Burnett Regional Council – Councillor Election – Division 6 – Division Summary". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Local government elections". Queensland Government. 30 March 2016. Archived from the original on 27 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "2016 South Burnett Regional Council - Mayoral Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "2016 South Burnett Regional Council - Councillor Election - Election Summary". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

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Coordinates: 26°32′25.6″S 151°50′20.3″E / 26.540444°S 151.838972°E / -26.540444; 151.838972