City of Wagga Wagga
New South Wales
|Population||63,428 (2015 est)|
|• Density||13.14325/km2 (34.0409/sq mi)|
|Area||4,825.9 km2 (1,863.3 sq mi)|
|Council seat||Wagga Wagga|
|State electorate(s)||Wagga Wagga|
City, town and localities
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.
Current composition and election method
Wagga Wagga City Council (WWCC) 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:
|Independents and Unaligned||7|
|Australian Labor Party||2|
The current Council, elected in 2016, in order of election, is:
|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. The change came into effect at the September 2016 elections.
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.
Symbols and emblems
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