Mid-Coast Council

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Mid–Coast Council
New South Wales
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Mid-Coast Council in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°00′S 151°58′E / 32.000°S 151.967°E / -32.000; 151.967Coordinates: 32°00′S 151°58′E / 32.000°S 151.967°E / -32.000; 151.967
Population 90,504 (2016)[1]
 • Density 9.0027/km2 (23.3168/sq mi)
Established 12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)[1]
Area 10,053 km2 (3,881.5 sq mi)[1]
Administrator John Turner
Region Mid North Coast
Hunter Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
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Website Mid–Coast Council
LGAs around Mid–Coast Council:
Walcha Port Macquarie-Hastings Port Macquarie-Hastings
Dungog Mid–Coast Council Tasman Sea
Port Stephens Port Stephens Tasman Sea

Mid–Coast Council is a local government area located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. The council was formed on 12 May 2016 through a merger of the Gloucester Shire, Great Lakes and City of Greater Taree councils.[1]

The council comprises an area of 10,053 square kilometres (3,881 sq mi) and occupies the Mid North Coast region between Newcastle-Port Stephens and Port Macquarie. At the time of its establishment the council had an estimated population of 90,504.[1]

The Administrator of the Mid–Coast Council is John Turner, until the elections for councillors to take place on 9 September 2017.[1]

Towns and localities[edit]

The following towns and localities are located within Mid–Coast Council:


The population for the predecessor councils was estimated in 2015 as:[2]

  • 5,160 in Gloucester Shire
  • 36,720 in Great Lakes Council and
  • 49,095 in City of Greater Taree.


Once elected, the Mid–Coast Council will comprise eleven Councillors elected proportionally in a single ward. All Councillors are expected to be elected for a fixed four-year term of office with effect from 9 September 2017.[1]

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