Temora Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Temora, New South Wales.
Temora Shire
New South Wales
Temora LGA NSW.png
Location in NSW
Population 5,969 (2012)[1]
 • Density 2.1303/km2 (5.5174/sq mi)
Area 2,802 km2 (1,081.9 sq mi)
Mayor Cr. Rick Firman (Unaligned)[2]
Council seat Temora[3]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina
Website Temora Shire
LGAs around Temora Shire:
Bland Bland Weddin
Coolamon Temora Shire Young
Coolamon Junee Cootamundra

Temora Shire is a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. It is on Burley Griffin Way.

It includes the town of Temora and the small towns of Springdale, Sebastapol, Ariah Park, Gidginbung, Narraburra and Wallundry.

The mayor of Temora Shire is Cr. Rick Firman, an unaligned politician.[2]


Current composition and election method[edit]

Temora 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 held on 8 September 2012 and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[4]

Councillor Party Notes
  Rick Firman Unaligned Mayor[2]
  Peter Speirs Unaligned
  Nigel Judd Unaligned
  Graham Sinclair Unaligned Deputy Mayor[2]
  Ken Smith Independent
  Dennis Sleigh Unaligned
  Max Oliver Unaligned
  Graham Coates Unaligned
  Rachael Schliebs Unaligned


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2014.  Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d McConachie, Alex (21 September 2012). "Firman elected mayor of Temora". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Temora Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 1 December 2006. 
  4. ^ a b "Temora 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 1 October 2012. 

Coordinates: 34°26′S 147°32′E / 34.433°S 147.533°E / -34.433; 147.533