New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
|Population||9,728 (2015 est)|
|• Density||0.77/km2 (2.0/sq mi)|
|Area||12,380 km2 (4,779.9 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Peter Shinton (Unaligned)|
Main towns and villages
Current composition and election method
Warrumbungle Shire Council 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:
The Mayor of Warrumbungle Shire Council is Cr. Peter Shinton, who is unaligned with any political party and was drawn from a hat when he drew 4-4 with Cr Ray Lewis. Cr Shinton was also mayor from 2012 to 2016. Cr Denis Todd was also drawn from a hat for Deputy Mayor after drawing 4-4 with Cr Anne-Louise Capel. The method of election was unpopular with ratepayers, who believed that the election should have been postponed until all Councillors were present.
|Independents and Unaligned||9|
The current Council, elected in 2016, alphabetically, is:
|Denis Todd||Unaligned||Deputy Mayor|
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Warrumbungle Shire Council". Division of Local Government. Retrieved 2 December 2006.
- "Warrumbungle Shire Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
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