Tumbarumba Shire

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Tumbarumba Shire
New South Wales
Tumbarumba LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°45′S 148°00′E / 35.750°S 148.000°E / -35.750; 148.000Coordinates: 35°45′S 148°00′E / 35.750°S 148.000°E / -35.750; 148.000
Population 3,521 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.80150/km2 (2.0759/sq mi)
Area 4,393 km2 (1,696.1 sq mi)[2]
Mayor Cr. Ian Chaffey (Independent)[3]
Council seat Tumbarumba
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Division of Riverina
Website Tumbarumba Shire
LGAs around Tumbarumba Shire:
Wagga Wagga Tumut Cooma-Monaro
Greater Hume Tumbarumba Shire Snowy River
Towong (Vic) Towong (Vic) Snowy River

Tumbarumba Shire is a local government area in the eastern Riverina region, located in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, on the upper reaches of the Murray River in New South Wales, Australia. The Shire includes the town of Tumbarumba and the small towns of Rosewood, Tooma, Khancoban and Jingellic.

The mayor of Tumbarumba Shire is Cr. Ian Chaffey, an independent politician.[3]


Current composition and election method[edit]

Tumbarumba Shire Council is composed of eight 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 8
Total 8

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

Councillor Party Notes
  Julie Giddings Unaligned
  Ian Chaffey Independent Mayor[3]
  Rodney Shaw Unaligned
  Tony a'Beckett Unaligned
  Alan Becke Independent
  Brent Livermore Independent Deputy Mayor[3] from Sept 2014[5]
  Sue Fletcher Unaligned
  George Martin Unaligned


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 1. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, New South Wales". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tumbarumba Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-11-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Council and Councillors". Council. Tumbarumba Shire Council. September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Tumbarumba Shire 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 29 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Deputy Mayor Councillor Brent Livermore". Tumbarumba Shire Council. Retrieved 4 November 2015.