Urana Shire

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Urana Shire
New South Wales
Urana LGA NSW.png
Location within New South Wales
Coordinates 35°19′S 146°16′E / 35.317°S 146.267°E / -35.317; 146.267Coordinates: 35°19′S 146°16′E / 35.317°S 146.267°E / -35.317; 146.267
Population 1,180 (2012)[1]
 • Density 0.3516/km2 (0.911/sq mi)
Established 1906
Abolished 2016
Area 3,356 km2 (1,295.8 sq mi)
Council seat Urana[2]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Website Urana Shire
LGAs around Urana Shire:
Murrumbidgee Narrandera Wagga Wagga
Jerilderie Urana Shire Lockhart
Berrigan Corowa Greater Hume

Urana Shire was a local government area in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Newell Highway crosses its north-west corner. The Shire included the town of Urana and the small towns of Boree Creek, Morundah, Oaklands and Rand.

The last mayor of Urana Shire was Cr. Patrick Bourke an unaligned politician.


A 2015 review of local government boundaries by the NSW Government Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal recommended that the Urana Shire merge with the Lockhart and Corowa shires to form a new council with an area of 8,581 square kilometres (3,313 sq mi) and support a population of approximately 16,000.[3] Following an independent review, on 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government announced that the merger with the Corowa Shire would proceed with immediate effect to form the Federation Council.[4]


The administration office of the Urana Shire Council, Urana.

Composition and election method[edit]

At the time of dissolution, Urana Shire Council wascomposed of nine councillors elected proportionally as three separate wards, each electing three councillors. All councillors were elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The mayor was elected by the councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The last election was held on 8 September 2012. In the B and C Wards, only three candidates, being those below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election for these Wards was uncontested.[5] In the A Ward, an election was held.

See also[edit]


  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. ^ "Urana Shire Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Merger proposal: Corowa Shire Council, Lockhart Shire Council, Urana Shire Council" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. January 2016. p. 8. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Federation Council". Stronger Councils. Government of New South Wales. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "No council vote in some Riverina shires". ABC News. Australia. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

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