City of Wagga Wagga

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional city, see Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.
For other uses of "WWCC", see WWCC (disambiguation).
Wagga Wagga
New South Wales
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Coordinates 35°08′S 147°22′E / 35.133°S 147.367°E / -35.133; 147.367Coordinates: 35°08′S 147°22′E / 35.133°S 147.367°E / -35.133; 147.367
Population 63,428 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 13.14325/km2 (34.0409/sq mi)
Established 1981
Area 4,825.9 km2 (1,863.3 sq mi)[2]
Mayor Greg Conkey[3]
Council seat Wagga Wagga[4]
Region Riverina
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s) Riverina
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Website Wagga Wagga
LGAs around Wagga Wagga:
Coolamon Junee Cootamundra-Gundagai
Narrandera Wagga Wagga Snowy Valleys
Lockhart Greater Hume Snowy Valleys

City of Wagga Wagga is a local government area in the Riverina region of south-western New South Wales, Australia.

On 1 January 1981, the Mitchell and Kyeamba Shires amalgamated with the City of Wagga Wagga.[5]

The Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga is Cr. Greg Conkey, an independent politician.[3]

City, town and localities[edit]

The City of Wagga Waaga includes the suburbs of Ashmont, Bomen, Bourkelands, Boorooma, Cartwrights Hill, East Wagga Wagga, Estella, Forest Hill, Glenfield Park, Gumly Gumly, Kapooka, Kooringal, Lake Albert, Lloyd, Mount Austin, North Wagga Wagga, San Isidore, Tatton, Tolland, Turvey Park, and Wagga Wagga as well as the towns of Tarcutta, Ladysmith, Mangoplah, Uranquinty and Collingullie.


Cr. Kerry Pascoe, a former Mayor, at the 2012 Lake to Lagoon presentations.

Current composition and election method[edit]

Wagga Wagga City Council (WWCC)[6] 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 10 September 2016, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[7]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
  Australian Labor Party 2
Total 9

The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:[7]

Councillor Party Notes
  Greg Conkey Independent Mayor[3]
  Dan Hayes Labor
  Kerry Pascoe Independent
  Paul Funnell Independent
  Tim Koschel Independent
  Yvonne Braid Independent
  Rod Kendall Independent
  Vanessa Keenan Labor
  Dallas Tout Independent Deputy Mayor

A referendum was held on 8 September 2012 and an absolute majority of voters resolved in favour to reduce the number of Councillors from eleven to nine.[8] The change came into effect at the September 2016 elections.

Administration staff[edit]

In December 2009, Wagga Wagga City Council announced that it had appointed Phil Pinyon as the General Manager of the Wagga Wagga City Council replacing Lyn Russell, who suddenly announced her resignation in October 2009, after completing 18 months of her five-year contract.[9][10][11]

Symbols and emblems[edit]

The floral emblem for the city is the Silver Banksia.[12]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014-15: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2015), 2005 to 2015. Table 1: Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, New South Wales". 30 March 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ a b c "Wagga has a new mayor". The Daily Advertiser. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wagga Wagga City Council". Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2006-11-30. 
  5. ^ "History". Wagga Wagga City Council. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
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  7. ^ a b "Wagga Wagga City Council: Summary of First Preference and Group Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Wagga Wagga City Council – Referendum". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Wagga council GM quits". ABC News. Australia. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "New Wagga council GM looks to the future". ABC Riverina NSW. Australia. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  11. ^ "New CEO gets straight to it". The Daily Advertiser. 1 April 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008. 
  12. ^ "Water Wise and Salt Tolerant Plants" (PDF). Wagga Wagga City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2008-04-08.