Upper Lachlan Shire

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Upper Lachlan
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates34°27′S 149°28′E / 34.450°S 149.467°E / -34.450; 149.467Coordinates: 34°27′S 149°28′E / 34.450°S 149.467°E / -34.450; 149.467
Population
 • Density1.08350/km2 (2.8062/sq mi)
Established2004
Area7,102 km2 (2,742.1 sq mi)
MayorJohn Stafford (Independent)
Council seatCrookwell[3]
RegionSouthern Tablelands
State electorate(s)Goulburn
Federal Division(s)Hume
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WebsiteUpper Lachlan
LGAs around Upper Lachlan:
Cowra Bathurst Oberon
Hilltops Upper Lachlan Goulburn
Yass Valley Queanbeyan–Palerang Goulburn

Upper Lachlan Shire is a local government area in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire was formed in February 2004 from Crookwell Shire and parts of Mulwaree, Gunning and Yass Shires.

The Mayor of Upper Lachlan Shire Council is Cr. John Stafford, an unaligned politician.

Towns and localities[edit]

The shire includes the towns and bigger localities of:

and the smaller localities of:

Heritage listings[edit]

The Upper Lachlan Shire has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Council[edit]

The Shire Council office in the main street of Gunning in 2008

Current composition and election method[edit]

Upper Lachlan Shire Council is composed of nine Councillors elected proportionally as one entire 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 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[8]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 9
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:[8]

Councillor Party Notes
  Brian McCormack Independent Mayor[9]
  Pam Kensit Independent
  John Searl Independent
  Ron Cummins Independent
  Richard Opie Independent
  James Wheelwright Unaligned
  Darren O'Brien Independent
  John Stafford Independent Deputy Mayor[9]
  Paul Culhane Independent

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Upper Lachlan Shire (A)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Upper Lachlan Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 28 November 2006.
  4. ^ "The Ben Hall Sites - Bushranger Hotel". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01827. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Crookwell Railway Station and yard group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01124. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Gunning Railway Station and yard group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01162. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Catholic Church of Christ the King". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01696. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Upper Lachlan Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Upper Lachlan Shire welcomes a new Mayor and Deputy". Upper Lachlan Shire Council. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.

External links[edit]

Upper Lachlan Shire Council