Waratah-Wynyard Council

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Waratah-Wynyard LGA
Coordinates 41°12′36″S 145°32′24″E / 41.21000°S 145.54000°E / -41.21000; 145.54000Coordinates: 41°12′36″S 145°32′24″E / 41.21000°S 145.54000°E / -41.21000; 145.54000
Population 14,289 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 121.1/km2 (313.6/sq mi)
Established 1993
Area 118 km2 (45.6 sq mi)
Mayor Robert Walsh
Council seat Wynyard
Region Wynyard and Waratah
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon
Waratah-Wynyard Council logo.jpg
Website Waratah-Wynyard
LGAs around Waratah-Wynyard:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Burnie
Circular Head Waratah-Wynyard Central Coast
West Coast West Coast Kentish

Waratah-Wynyard is a local government area of Tasmania, Australia and is governed by the Waratah-Wynyard Council. It covers the areas along the coastline from the Cam River at Somerset, to Wynyard, and then Sisters Beach, and extends inland to encompass the mining towns of Waratah and Savage River.

The Wynyard Council was originally called the 'Municipality of Table Cape' and was renamed to Wynyard Municipal Council in 1945. The Waratah-Wynyard Council formed after the amalgamation of the Waratah and Wynyard municipalities in 1993.[2] There had been suggestion of renaming the council to Table Cape, which was the former name of the Wynyard council, but this move failed at the ballot box.[citation needed]


The current mayor is Robert 'Robby' Walsh and the current Deputy Mayor is Mary Duniam. Other sitting Councillors are Maureen Bradley, Gary Bramich, Darren Fairbrother, Alwyn Friedersdorff, Kevin Hyland and Stephen Wright. All Councillors will be up for re-election in 2018.[3]

Previous Mayors[edit]

  • Roger Chalk (October 2000 – October 2005)
  • Kevin Hyland (October 2005 – December 2010)


Suburb Census Population 2011 Reason
Sisters Creek 201 Includes Myalla
Sisters Beach 439
Boat Harbour Beach 429 Includes in Boat Harbour
Boat Harbour, Tasmania Incl. in Boat Harbour Beach
Flowerdale 324 Includes Table Cape
Table Cape Incl. in Flowerdale
Wynyard 5,990 Includes Seabrook, Doctors Rocks
Seabrook Incl. in Wynyard
Somerset 3,975
Doctors Rocks Incl. in Wynyard
Elliot 350
Yolla 337
Henrietta 236 Includes Oonah, Parrawe, West Takone, Takone
Oonah Incl. in Henrietta
Parrawe Incl. in Henrietta
Guildford Incl. in Waratah
Corinna Incl. in Waratah
Savage River Incl. in Waratah
West Takone Incl. in Henrietta
Takone Incl. in Henrietta
Meunna Incl. in Lapoinya
Preolenna Incl. in Lapoinya
Calder 375 Includes Kellatier, Moorleah
Kellatier Incl. in Calder
Oldina 111
Milabena Incl. in Lapoinya
Lapoinya 287 Includes Meunna, Preolenna, Milabena
Moorleah Incl. Calder
Myalla Incl. in Sisters Creek
Mount Hicks 353
Waratah 298 Includes Guildford, Corinna, Savage River
Total 13,705
3 Variance
Local Government Total 13,708 Gazetted Central Coast Local Government Area


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Story Behind Our Logo". warwyn.tas.gov.au. Waratah-Wynyard Council. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Waratah-Wynyard Councillors". Waratah-Wynyard Council. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics. "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 9 April 2016. 

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