New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Population||11,316 (2013 est)|
|• Density||2.4783/km2 (6.4188/sq mi)|
|Abolished||12 May 2016|
|Area||4,566 km2 (1,762.9 sq mi)|
|Region||South West Slopes|
|State electorate(s)||Wagga Wagga|
A 2015 review of local government boundaries recommended that the Tumut Shire merge with the Tumbarumba Shire to form a new council with an area of 8,960 square kilometres (3,460 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 14,953. On 12 May 2016, the Tumut Shire merged with the Tumbarumba Shire to form the Snowy Valleys Council.
Towns and localities
Current composition and election method
Prior to its dissolution, the Tumut Shire Council was composed of seven councillors elected proportionally as one entire ward. All councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The mayor was 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 former Council was as follows:
|Independents and Unaligned||7|
The last Council, elected in 2012 and dissolved in 2016, in order of election, was:
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- "Merger proposal: Tumbarumba Shire Council, Tumut Shire Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 7. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- "Snowy Valley Council". Stronger Councils. Government of New South Wales. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
- "Tumut Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
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